articles tagged: social science
want to look competent? wear expensive clothes.
# science

want to look competent? wear expensive clothes.

It turns out that clothes have an amazing effect on how we're perceived by others, even at first glance.

the toxic cycle in which empathy dies
# politics

the toxic cycle in which empathy dies

In the last 25 years, there's been a steep decline in our average empathy. Why? We're stuck in a self-created loop of misery, woe, anger, and conspiracies. And we must break the wheel.

world of weird things podcast: dig through the ditches and rage with the fishes
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: dig through the ditches and rage with the fishes

It may sound hard to believe in a political era dominated by outrage and grievance but being angry is actually good for you and those around you. Well, to a point…

why you shouldn’t be anything you want
# science

why you shouldn’t be anything you want

For millennials, the first step to happiness and a productive life may to forget pretty much everything boomer culture tried to teach them.