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You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now? Adam was at his desk in the second-story bedroom of his family’s suburban home when he came across it.

You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now?

He had recently switched file-sharing programs to one that offered more content and faster browsing, and his downloading habit had increased in kind. There was now a constant stream of files whose names included acronyms such as PTHC, or pre-teen hardcore. The boy in this video was fair-haired and looked to be about one and a half, his small, naked body tied up to restrict movement. Small talk topics at dinner parties should be banned. What is your relationship with God?

Small talk topics at dinner parties should be banned

What is something you fear in life? These may be great topics for conversations, but we rarely tackle such meaty topics at social gatherings. How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language. What defines who we are?

How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language

Our habits? Our aesthetic tastes? Our memories? If pressed, I would answer that if there is any part of me that sits at my core, that is an essential part of who I am, then surely it must be my moral center, my deep-seated sense of right and wrong. Parents have been spanking children for millennia. 50 years of scientific evi... For 20 years, developmental psychologist Elizabeth Gershoff has been chasing a question: Does spanking actually do a child any good?

Parents have been spanking children for millennia. 50 years of scientific evi...

"As far [back] as we have written records, people have been hitting children," Gershoff tells me. Today, spanking — hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is still incredibly common. ‘I Have No Choice but to Keep Looking’ Takamatsu had retired from the Ground Self-Defense Force; he was supposed to begin working as a bus driver that June.

‘I Have No Choice but to Keep Looking’

Until then, he searched for Yuko every day from morning till evening. Beginning in June, he searched on weekends. On one of his first searches, he made his way by foot to the bank. What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege. Yesterday, I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and racism.

What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege

I feel compelled to publish not only his query but also my response to it, as it may be a helpful discourse for more than just a handful of folks on Facebook. Here’s his post: “To all of my black or mixed-race FB friends, I must profess a blissful ignorance of this “white privilege” which I’m apparently guilty of possessing. Not being able to fully put myself in the shoes of someone from a background/race/religion/gender/nationality/body type that differs from my own makes me part of the problem, according to what I’m now hearing.Despite my treating everyone with respect and humor my entire life (as far as I know), I’m somehow complicit in the misfortune of others. Here’s my response: Chilcot: Why we cover our ears to the facts. Image copyright Getty Images Do people moderate their views when presented with overwhelming evidence to the contrary?

Chilcot: Why we cover our ears to the facts

Not necessarily, writes Matthew Syed. Hillary Clinton’s Search Results Manipulated by SourceFed, Not Google. Google is manipulating Autocomplete search results to help improve Hillary Clinton’s online reputation.

Hillary Clinton’s Search Results Manipulated by SourceFed, Not Google

SourceFed told the Internet about it, so it must be true. They had screenshots, big words, and talked with their hands. They sounded like an important thought leader you should trust. Well, I have screenshots and I’ve been getting paid to manipulate Google’s search results for years versus getting paid to make sensational videos on YouTube to sell ads based on view count. What Does a Lifetime of Leers Do to Us? When we talk about gendered trauma, we tend to point to moments of physical danger, harassment or assault.

What Does a Lifetime of Leers Do to Us?

Those are critical to discuss, of course. But we can’t leave aside the snowball effect of all types of sexism over a lifetime. For me, it’s not one particular message or adolescent incident that bothers me; it’s the weight of years of multiple messages and multiple incidents. It’s the knowledge that this will never be just one day, just one message, just one hateful person. It’s a chipping away of my sense of safety and my sense of self.

A Gorilla Is Killed, And Our Parent-Shaming Culture Springs To Life : 13.7: C... Alesia Buttrey attends a Monday vigil for the gorilla Harambe, outside the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

A Gorilla Is Killed, And Our Parent-Shaming Culture Springs To Life : 13.7: C...

John Minchillo/AP hide caption toggle caption John Minchillo/AP. Why humans run the world. 70,000 years ago humans were insignificant animals. The most important thing to know about prehistoric humans is that they were unimportant. Their impact on the world was very small, less than that of jellyfish, woodpeckers or bumblebees. Today, however, humans control this planet. How did we reach from there to here? The Life and Death of Jisha. I REMEMBER HER SMILE. We had met a few times. She was very quiet, usually with a friend or two. We never talked. She studied in the same college where I pursued a mid-career course in Law.

She was two years senior to me. Giving What We Can is Cause Neutral. Giving What We Can materials (including our website and presentations) typically talk about global poverty, even though as an organisation we are fundamentally cause neutral. Our recommended charities work in global health, while we have cause reports and ‘in-area’ recommendations for charities in poverty broadly construed (including, for example, climate change). That might seem to be a surprising choice, so in I’m going to write a couple of posts explaining why we do this. In this post, I’ll explore what cause neutrality is and say a bit about GWWC’s overall aims. India's Secret Urban Poor: Twentysomethings Who Are Broke, Hungry, And Totall... On caring. I'm not very good at feeling the size of large numbers. Once you start tossing around numbers larger than 1000 (or maybe even 100), the numbers just seem "big".

Consider Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. If you told me that Sirius is as big as a million earths, I would feel like that's a lot of Earths. If, instead, you told me that you could fit a billion Earths inside Sirius… I would still just feel like that's a lot of Earths. The feelings are almost identical.

I feel a little respect for the bigness of numbers, if you pick really really large numbers. The bare truth. Why are humans nearly hairless? The True Purpose of Microsoft Solitaire, Minesweeper, and FreeCell. Filed under: games, technology If you haven't ever played Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts or FreeCell, it's safe to say you're in the minority. These simple Windows games have probably caused more lost worker hours than anything short of a worldwide coffee shortage. Whichever one was your favorite, the temptation to take just one more go at beating them—to get a faster time or a better score—was hard to ignore.

But as fun as these games were, they weren't actually designed for entertainment. At least not in their Windows incarnations. The oldest of the four, Microsoft Solitaire, was first added to Windows 3.0 in 1990. The intention was that Solitaire would get a generation of computer users still most familiar with a command-line input to teach themselves how to drag and drop, without realizing that's what they were doing. Photographer Captures Subjects After a Glass (or Two, or Three) of Wine. Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest. Photo Last semester, a student in the masculinity course I teach showed a video clip she had found online of a toddler getting what appeared to be his first . Off camera, we hear his father’s voice. “I’ll hold your hand, O.K.?” Then, as his son becomes increasingly agitated: “Don’t cry!

… Aw, big boy! The home video was right on point, illustrating the takeaway for the course: how boys are taught, sometimes with the best of intentions, to mutate their emotional suffering into anger. This is no small thing. Despite the emergence of the metrosexual and an increase in stay-at-home dads, tough-guy stereotypes die hard. In many ways, the young men who take my seminar — typically, 20 percent of the class — mirror national trends. In a report based on the 2013 book “The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What It Means for American Schools,” the sociologists Thomas A. It should come as no surprise that college enrollment rates for women have outstripped men’s. Dr. As Dr. The problem with a technology revolution designed primarily for men. In a study published online March 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers looked at four widely-used tech assistants to try and find out how the increasingly ubiquitous tools responded to various health crises.

7 Things To Say To Young Girls That Isn't About Them Being "Pretty" Putting me in my place: Sexism, misogyny and trolls. The Useless Agony of Going Offline. How “Making a Murderer” Went Wrong. The tube at a standstill: why TfL stopped people walking up the escalators. An Unbelievable Story of Rape. The Economist.

Should driverless cars kill their own passengers to save a pedestrian? What if I never get over him (or her) – you asked Google, here’s the answer. Fake Cover Letters Expose Discrimination Against Disabled. Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word. Why people under 35 are so unhappy. The philosophical problem of killing baby Hitler, explained. The Cold Logic of Drunk People. Working From Home Can Increase Employee Satisfaction, but It's Also Lonely. Police Killings of Blacks: Here Is What the Data Say.

Why We Sleep Together. A typical week of school lunch for kids in Paris vs. New York.