articles tagged: culture
why acting like adults is the key to cybersecurity
# tech

why acting like adults is the key to cybersecurity

As we're living our lives online, we have to adjust to the idea that what we do in private might become public and act accordingly.

why most of what you’re told is still wrong
# tech

why most of what you’re told is still wrong

Even in the age of on-demand knowledge downloaded to a device in the palm of your hand, common misconceptions and urban legends persist.

sex and the frustrated fundamentalist
# sex

sex and the frustrated fundamentalist

Thanks to the Duggar scandals, we're getting a peek at what Quiverful literature says about premarital sex, and its contents are completely untethered from any semblance of reality.

blame an industry first, then don’t bother with questions
# tech

blame an industry first, then don’t bother with questions

No, the tech industry isn't especially terrible at dealing with mental illness. No industry really knows how to deal with clinically depressed workers.

and now, here’s electrogonorrhea, the noisy killer
# tech

and now, here’s electrogonorrhea, the noisy killer

Would human-robot relationships really take off when machines are smart enough?

when online mobs start asking for your head
# education

when online mobs start asking for your head

It's one thing when a digital mob goes after you when you do something worthy of criticism. But what happens if it descends on you for succeeding?

the twisted politics of recursive sexual frustration
# sex

the twisted politics of recursive sexual frustration

For what it's worth, America is far from the only country where sex and sexual health aren't treated with the cultural and political equivalent of schizophrenia.

the pros and cons of growing skeptic groups
# science

the pros and cons of growing skeptic groups

The good news is that we have a growing skeptical movement. The bad news is that we actually need one...

politically correct anthropologists tackle science
# science

politically correct anthropologists tackle science

A group of anthropologists crossed from being respectful to non-Western cultures and their history to being patronizing and condescending.

why criticism is more important than ever
# politics

why criticism is more important than ever

In sparing the feeling of religious zealots and ardent believers of junk science, we've done ourselves no favors.

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