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Month: April 2019

Smiling Can Make People Happier

Smiling Can Make People Happier

Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to a new study. For the study, researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Texas A&M looked at nearly 50 years of data testing whether facial expressions can lead people to feel the emotions related to those expressions. –>> via Pocket http://bit.ly/2KzrNIe
Reiche werden immer reicher

Reiche werden immer reicher

“Die Nettovermögen der privaten Haushalte in Deutschland sind ungleich verteilt”, heißt es im Monatsbericht der Bundesbank, der am Montag veröffentlicht wurde. Hohes Vermögen hänge eng mit Immobilienbesitz zusammen, schreibt die Bundesbank. –>> via Pocket http://bit.ly/2PazEKR
The Real Sources of Teen Stress: It’s Not Screen Time

The Real Sources of Teen Stress: It’s Not Screen Time

The specter of screen time causing major problems for today’s teens has garnered significant attention recently, with one prominent author and researcher arguing in a Time magazine article that we should “stop debating whether too much smartphone time can hurt kids” and just get on with protec –>> via Pocket http://bit.ly/2ImIYKg
Why are there Introverts and Neurotics?

Why are there Introverts and Neurotics?

When it comes to human personality, there are some standard pickles. For instance, when people learn about the broad and basic trait dimension of introversion/extraversion, extraversion seems to get all the glory. Extraverts come across as fun and sociable. –>> via Pocket http://bit.ly/2Ur4RPU
The Moral Peril of Meritocracy

The Moral Peril of Meritocracy

Our individualistic culture inflames the ego and numbs the spirit. Failure teaches us who we are. Mr. Brooks is an Opinion columnist. This essay is adapted from his forthcoming book, “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life.” –>> via Pocket https://nyti.ms/2Kbe5uV
A Neuro-Philosophy of Human Nature: Emotional Amoral Egoism and the Five Motivators of Humankind

A Neuro-Philosophy of Human Nature: Emotional Amoral Egoism and the Five Motivators of Humankind

In 1893, at an event in Oxford, biologist Thomas Henry Huxley (and staunch supporter of Darwin’s ideas – support which earned him the nickname “Darwin’s bulldog”) laid out his theory of human nature and morality. –>> via Pocket http://bit.ly/2OXJjVa