Alexandra Moran

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Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology | Inc.com

The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of Millennials, who point out that it's their parents who tanked the economy and their …

Psychology

How Exclusion From the Military Strengthened Gay Identity in America

Armed forces long prohibited gay people from service – but that only encouraged their communities and cause<p>It's only been five years since Don't Ask, …

LGBTQI

Europe is trying to teach its gender norms to refugees - Sex education

Sex educationEurope is trying to teach its gender norms to refugees<p>FEW men can roll a condom onto a plastic penis with a straight face, and Ali and …

Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart

Epidemics of mental illness are crushing the minds and bodies of millions. It’s time to ask where we are heading and why<p>What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and …

Mental Health

As the iPhone 7 shows, technology has become part of the fashion industry

Increasingly the tech business is all about making good products artificially redundant and mediocre ones seem relevant<p>It’s only fashion, darling. And yet you’d never know it from the fuss this week over the BBC’s latest fly-on-the-wall documentary series, set inside the offices of Vogue magazine. …

Fashion Industry

The Problem with the Concept of a 'Good Immigrant'

It's the idea that all immigrants are automatically deemed bad people until they somehow earn their right to be treated as humans, and to sit at the table.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>My dad was a taxi driver in the 80s. A fat man named Clarky owned the cab company that employed him. …

Cosby Show

The selling power of Girl Power

The Spice Girls showed what a valuable commodity feminism could be. Their success made it obligatory for female pop stars to champion gender …

America is obsessed with happiness — and it’s making us miserable

A Brit on life in America: “The pursuit of happiness” has gotten out of hand.<p>I’m at the gynecologist for my Pap smear, feet in stirrups, idly wondering what Emily Post might have suggested as appropriate small talk for those moments when the person you are speaking to will be replying to your …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg respects Colin Kaepernick’s right to protest, but thinks "it’s dumb and disrespectful”

The Notorious RBG is the latest Colin Kaepernick critic.<p>Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known for her forthright commentary. This time, her judgments are directed at San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protests against police brutality.<p>Ginsburg recently sat down for a …

Why Sex (Really) Matters

There is no more important topic in the social sciences than sex. The truth of this assertion is linked to two indisputable facts: sex often produces …

The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge

Who should hold power: the few or the many? Concentrating power in the hands of a few—in monarchy, dictatorship, or oligarchy—tends to result in power for personal benefit at the expense of others. Yet in spreading power among the many—as in a democracy—individual votes no longer matter, and so …

Political Science

HitFix

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Writers Explain Why They Made Thanos The Main Character<p>'Westworld' Season Two Begins With A Bloody 'Journey Into …

Comics