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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (June 21, 2015)

Aesthetics Expensive wine is for suckers:  Economics An interesting study on how rich people can be jerks. Ethics A new movie will come out about the Stanford Prison Experiment:  Family In two-sibling families, adolescents who believed their parents favored their … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (June 14, 2015)

Climate Change A website dedicated to getting 100% renewable, clean energy.  It was built by engineers. Ethics Paul Bloom argues that imagining the lives of others (what he considers as empathy) is harder than “if we rely instead on more … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (May 31, 2015)

Abortion Majority of Americans are pro-choice:  Animals There’s an app where you can walk someone else’s dog and get paid for it. Anti-Natalism Listen to an interview with David Benatar about the Harm of Coming Into Existence.  Note: I’ve written … Continue reading

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How Sexual Equality can Lead to Income Inequality

I mentioned a study about how your hometown can affect whether you get married early or not. Another study about how sexual equality can lead to income inequality.  With both genders more likely to marry within the same educational bracket, … Continue reading

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Judge Rules against Abstinence-Only Sex Education

A judge in California has ruled against abstinence-only sex education because it violated the the state law by failing to provide adequate information and instruction on sexual health and HIV prevention. Part of the ruling reads: Plaintiffs claim that the … Continue reading

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Your Hometown Affects your Chances of Marriage

NY Times has released an interactive map about where you live affects when you get married.  The pattern is that the more liberal place you live, the more likely you’ll postpone marriage:  You can check out the interactive map here, … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (May 11, 2015)

Health A study about standing desks shows that it increases productivity by as much as 12% as well as combat childhood obesity. Justice Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson makes a case for inequalities we can live with: Current justifications for extreme inequality … Continue reading

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One Way Streets are Bad for Everyone

An article from the Wonkblog investigates one-way streets.  Some streets used to be one-way streets, but have transitioned to two-way streets.  What was the effect? In 2011, Louisville converted two one-way streets near downtown, each a little more than a … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (May 4, 2015)

Abortion There’s a link between sexist attitudes and antichoice attitudes in abortion. Children A great article explaining what it means to be childfree.  She also talks about the assumptions most people (especially women) have to deal with in a pro-child … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Apr. 20, 2015)

Aesthetics Every noise ever! Economics The Ontology of Money Education Studies show that to retain what you just studied, go to the gym right after studying. Alice Dreger sat in her son’s sex-ed class in high school.  This is what … Continue reading

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