First generation university students are at greater risk of experiencing imposter syndrome

Competition in STEM subjects left students feeling like imposters.

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Increasing efforts have been made in recent years to encourage students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

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These are the best cities for work-life balance

Helsinki is the city with the best work-life balance in the world.

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Finding room for "me time" during a stressful work week is no simple task. But in some places it's easier than others, according to a recent study.

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Thinking about past generations could help us tackle climate change

Researchers call this "intergenerational reciprocity."

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Rhetoric around climate change often calls on us to think of future generations: if we don't suffer the effects, then our children and our children's children will.

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Is artificial-womb technology a tool for women’s liberation?

The blood, sweat, and tears might not be so intrinsic to the process after all.

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While some women experience pregnancy and childbirth as joyful, natural and fulfilling, others find themselves recoiling in horror at the physical demands of carrying and sustaining a child in their womb, and even more so at the potential brutality of giving birth.

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William Shatner: Empathy must be taught

What a group of orphaned elephants can teach us about emotion and learned social skills.

  • Empathy is defined as the act of recognizing, understanding, and being sensitive to the feelings and experiences of others.
  • Sharing a story about young elephants at a nature preserve, William Shatner argues that empathy is a learned skill, not an inherited trait.
  • "That has to be learned, and I don't think it's any different from a boy to a girl. You have to walk in the shoes to experience what the other person is experiencing."
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