How I Unlearned Dangerous Lessons about Masculinity | Eldra Jackson

In a powerful talk, educator Eldra Jackson III shares how he unlearned dangerous lessons about masculinity through Inside Circle, an organization that leads group therapy for incarcerated men. Now he’s helping others heal by creating a new image of what it means to be a whole, healthy man. “The challenge is to eradicate this cycle … Read moreHow I Unlearned Dangerous Lessons about Masculinity | Eldra Jackson

Before & After I Became a Social Justice Vampire

This piece is about the vampires many of us became in our quest for the mountaintop, but it’s also about another world beyond that landscape, where our utopian visions might actually still be grown.

Why it’s so hard to #DeleteFacebook: Constant psychological boosts keep you hooked

By S. Shyam Sundar, Distinguished Professor of Communication & Co-Director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, Bingjie Liu, Ph.D. Student in Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University, Michael Krieger, Ph.D. Student in Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University, and Carlina DiRusso, Ph.D. Student in Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University. Your finger may hover, but it’s…

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A history of loneliness

By Amelia S. Worsley, Assistant Professor of English, Amherst College. Edward Hopper’s ‘Office in a Small City’ (1953). Gandalf’s Gallery, CC BY-NC-SA Is loneliness our modern malaise? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service “was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.” Chronic loneliness,…

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Cambridge Analytica Harvested Info on 50 Million People

Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm hired by Donald Trump’s election team, harvested data on 50 million Facebook users for targeted political propaganda campaigns, reported The Observer and The New York Times on Saturday. Cambridge Analytica also held previously undiclosed discussions with Russian energy firm Lukoil, according to reports. The reports followed Facebook suspending the company…

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The Science Behind Extracting Yourself From The Cycle Of Destructive Thought Patterns

Ever find yourself obsessively re-thinking the same thoughts over and over again? Perhaps you’ve submitted a motion and rather than resigning the faith to the decision maker, you’re incessantly thinking about what you wrote, or forgot to include…

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Dear America: Are You Ready to Grow Up?

Adults who are in charge of operating big things like countries in a complex world do this: Identify facts. Assess risk. Formulate strategies. Execute. Until now, there seems to have been any number of things preventing us from biting the bullet and growing up. How much suffering can be averted if we choose differently?

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Rich people experience happiness in a more self-centered way than poor people, study suggests

Rich people are different from the rest of us — and that includes the way they experience happiness. Instead of feeling positive emotions that involve connections with other people, their happiness is more likely to be expressed as feelings that focus on themselves, new research shows…

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Everything you need to cure your smartphone addiction

No wonder smartphones have taken over our lives: They snap our photos, maintain our calendars, put us in touch with loved ones, store our music, let us work on the go, provide access to the vast storehouse of knowledge called the internethellip;

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