"We all cheat," says C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center professor of sociology Juan Battle. "The difference is, we don't get caught and we don't do stupid things like leave ridiculous messages on the voicemail of a cocktail waitress out of Vegas." In his Big Think interview, Battle discusses the enduring double standard when it comes to male and female infidelity.
Battle also delves into the phenomenon that is Hillary Clinton. Why is it that women seem to either love her or hate her? Battle believes it all stems from an insecurity: Hillary didn't leave a man who cheated on her. "How dare she be so strong as to not do something I am too weak to do?" Battle also discusses fear of black sexuality and its origins, as well as the sexual legacies of icons such as Big Mama Thorton and Bessie Smith.
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A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
The Harvard psychologist loves reading authors' rules for writing. Here are his own.
- Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.
- When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher.
- Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly.
Thinking your life is worthwhile is correlated with a variety of positive outcomes.
- A new study finds that adults who feel their lives are meaningful have better health and life outcomes.
- Adults who felt their lives were worthwhile tended to be more social and had healthier habits.
- The findings could be used to help improve the health of older adults.
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