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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.
Incels may have popularized the idea of being blackpilled, but now existential surrender is the dangerous new hotness in all corners of social media.
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?
A massively profitable global industry got that way by showing people only what they already believe. Now we’re dealing with the fallout.
The quest for a minimalistic life could be the best thing for the future of humanity.
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.
Today’s conspiracy theorists are baffling to old school skeptics because their motives are completely different, much simpler, and much more disturbing.
Mastering your emotions and understanding what others feel and why can make you more resistant to fake news and social media hoaxes.
Some of those who claim to be victims fighting against injustice may have much darker motives than they’ll admit, even to themselves…
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.