Power Is Blind
"Why do powerful people with so much to lose push so hard to squeeze out a little more gain for themselves?" Psychologists say power can make people blind to their own actions.
"It is likely that the traders on Capitol Hill genuinely believe that their actions are beyond reproach, says Daylian Cain, a psychologist at Yale University's School of Management. 'This isn't about corrupt people bending rules to line their own pockets,' he explains. 'People are just not good at being objective about their own potential conflicts of interest. Whatever side of an issue we're on, we can easily convince ourselves that we're on the right side.' ... 'Power makes people feel both psychologically invincible and psychologically invisible,' adds Adam Galinsky, a professor of organizational behavior at Northwestern University's business school."
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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