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why inclusive language can be so much work, according to science
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why inclusive language can be so much work, according to science

When people go out of their way to avoid backlash, it taxes the mind. Now, researchers want to know how to make inclusivity easier on the brain.

the great blackpilling: why millions are surrendering to the worst of humanity
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the great blackpilling: why millions are surrendering to the worst of humanity

Incels may have popularized the idea of being blackpilled, but now existential surrender is the dangerous new hotness in all corners of social media.

toxic positivity: how happiness becomes a burden
# health

toxic positivity: how happiness becomes a burden

We’ve made such a deal of being happy and optimistic, it’s making us more fatalistic, depressed, and in denial. So how do we find real happiness?

how confirmation bias became the most valuable and dangerous product in the world
# politics

how confirmation bias became the most valuable and dangerous product in the world

A massively profitable global industry got that way by showing people only what they already believe. Now we’re dealing with the fallout.

if you want to save the world, relax, and start daydreaming
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if you want to save the world, relax, and start daydreaming

The quest for a minimalistic life could be the best thing for the future of humanity.

to save society, should we talk to strangers?
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to save society, should we talk to strangers?

New research says that talking to strangers has a lot of mental benefits. And they may just help us out of the societal mess we’re in today.

how our mismanaged boredom is destroying the world
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how our mismanaged boredom is destroying the world

Today’s conspiracy theorists are baffling to old school skeptics because their motives are completely different, much simpler, and much more disturbing.

is emotional intelligence the secret to defeating fake news?
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is emotional intelligence the secret to defeating fake news?

Mastering your emotions and understanding what others feel and why can make you more resistant to fake news and social media hoaxes.

weaponized victimhood: the messy psychology of virtue signaling and injustice
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weaponized victimhood: the messy psychology of virtue signaling and injustice

Some of those who claim to be victims fighting against injustice may have much darker motives than they’ll admit, even to themselves…

are texting and social media really making us lonely and depressed?
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are texting and social media really making us lonely and depressed?

Plenty of pundits have quipped that social media and constant texting made us lonelier, more bitter, and less empathetic. A set of new studies says they may actually have a point.

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