Climate change: A slow-burn existential threat

  • There are islands in the Chesapeake Bay that have already succumbed to sea level rise, one of them is Holland Island.
  • Even in a best case scenario, the consensus is that we'll get at least two feet of sea level rise by the year 2100.
  • One big question is: What will happen when flooding gets worse and worse and people decide there's no hope for them anymore to live in their respective towns.

Using fidget spinners may actually impede learning

Are the concentration benefits just a marketing ploy?

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Mind & Brain

Though fidget spinners have been around since the early 1990s, it was 2017 when they really started to make a stir, becoming a seemingly overnight sensation and starting to appear in offices, classrooms, public transport and pretty much anywhere else they were permitted.

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Decades of data suggest parenthood makes people unhappy

Decades of studies have shown parents to be less happy than their childless peers. But are the kids to blame?

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Sex & Relationships
  • Folk knowledge assumes having children is the key to living a happy, meaningful life; however, empirical evidence suggests nonparents are the more cheery bunch.
  • The difference is most pronounced in countries like the United States. In countries that support pro-family policies, parents can be just as happy as their child-free peers.
  • These findings suggest that we can't rely on folk knowledge to make decisions about parenting, on either the individual or societal levels.
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Think Again Podcasts

Confucianism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism—the world's scriptural belief systems take many different forms but all tend toward 'kenosis'—self-transcendence for the benefit of others. And all have been used and abused for less spiritual ends. Former nun and renowned theologian Karen Armstrong on the lost art of scripture.


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