- Here’s an artist’s rendition of how our culture has been consumed by technology and materialism. Note: although they are SFW, they are very edgy.
- A study shows that altruistic behavior can be trained like a muscle. On just needs to practice and train compassion.
- According to an Argentinean court, Orangoutangs are considered “non-human persons.”
- When there’s a trust violation in relationships, women are more likely than men to rebuild trust and not lose it. Why? She has greater relational investment. Hmm…I’m wondering if this is through nature or through cultural upbringing.
- I’ve mentioned many studies why sitting for too long is unhealthy. Here’s a nice YouTube clip explaining why:
- For the past two weeks, I’ve been blogging about how my friend and colleague, Cheryl Abbate has been smeared by John McAdams. McAdams is now suspended with pay. He is relieved of his teaching and faculty duties.
- A study reveals that those who eat meat, don’t care about the ethics of eating meat, enjoy masculinity and don’t care about equality are more likely to consume meat. Moreover, they are more likely to display levels of authoritarianism and social dominance.
- Roderick Long offers three thought experiments to show that reverse racism is real, but it’s not as serious as we may thing. I find it more interesting that there are two definitions of “racism.”
- Comedian Chris Rock has an essay about Hollywood’s race problem. Some of the thoughts meander, but he makes some striking points.
- The FDA has eased the ban on gay men donating blood. The men, however, have to be celibate for at least a year.
- The marriage rate in America is getting lower and lower. These researchers say that internet porn is the reason why. Or you can read the summary of the study here.
- …And here’s an argument why that study is faulty.
- Buzzfeed’s “Ask a Polyamorous Person”: