Being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead, research finds. Pop-psychology: 8 myths that are probably wrong. How to respond to Trump's racism. When individuals feel that their American status is called into question, their knee-jerk response is often to explicitly prove or exaggerate their American identity.
The Barriers That Keep Blacks and Latinos From Voting. This is the reality that drives minority fears of a country in regression.
The survey’s respondents, as a whole, were actually more likely than those of any PRRI sample over the past seven years to report that things in the country are going in the right direction. But 86 percent of black respondents and 74 percent of Hispanic respondents believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. That finding is supported by data from other pollsters that suggest that the vast majority of black people are facing levels of anxiety and fear about the future that are unprecedented in recent memory.
When Judges Can’t Do Math, Justice Suffers. Www.econ.ucdavis.edu/faculty/scarrell/profqual2.pdf. Do the Best Professors Get the Worst Ratings? Average wedding cost: published numbers on the price of a wedding are totally inaccurate. Courtesy of Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Hotel/Flickr Weddings are expensive.
There’s no way around it. Food Stamps Charts. These charts show the number of Americans receiving food stamps as reported by the United States Department of Agriculture.
As of the latest data released on April 4, 2014, the total is 46.5 million, which is more than the entire populations of many large nations. The first chart shows monthly totals over the last several years (click charts to enlarge): The second chart shows annual totals back to 1975: Since the year 2000, the annual total has only declined once, in 2007. (Note: The chart above is the average size of the food-stamp population over the year.) Matthew Hutson: What Kind of Thinker Believes in God?
A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total.
The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? Your answer to this question will help me guess whether you believe in God. Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing. NBER Working Paper No. 19795Issued in January 2014NBER Program(s): CH HE LS This paper explores how specific media images affect adolescent attitudes and outcomes.
The specific context examined is the widely viewed MTV franchise, 16 and Pregnant, a series of reality TV shows including the Teen Mom sequels, which follow the lives of pregnant teenagers during the end of their pregnancy and early days of motherhood. Next time someone says racism isn't real, show them this 3-minute video. If systemic racism isn't real, why are black people nearly four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than their white counterparts despite using and selling drugs at similar rates, about twice as likely to be pulled over while driving, or half as likely to get a call back after they mail their resume to an employer?
The video above, by Brave New Films, breaks down these stats and more in a takedown of the idea that systemic racism isn't a real problem in America. When looking at racial disparities in police shootings, the focus typically falls on cops and the criminal justice system as a whole. And while racial disparities in the criminal justice system and police use of force exist, this Brave New Films video demonstrates that the problem goes much deeper — affecting black Americans even when they're applying for jobs, purchasing a car, or trying to buy a house. Behind these disparities isn't necessarily explicit racism. Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images. Warning: Actual Bible Reading Likely To Turn You Into A Liberal, Study Shows «
Christian researchers have discovered the existence of a book that is so dangerous to conservative ideology, Republicans may soon decide to ban it altogether.
Strangely enough, that book is the Christian Bible. According to a study published in Christianity Today, people who say they read the Christian Bible frequently are far more likely to support liberal policies, when compared to those who read the Bible less often. The study also found a startling difference in opinion between people who say they read the Bible on their own, apart from any outside influence, and those who participated mostly in “guided reading,” under the direction of church leaders or others. According to Christianity Today, while most studies have found a strong association with regular church attendance and conservative views, this study was the first to look at how “independent Bible reading” influences political and moral beliefs.
Stanford psychologist: How to raise successful and highly focused kids. Society’s fear of how technology is hurting our kids’ ability to focus and achieve success has reached a fever pitch — and many parents have resorted to extreme measures.
A quick search on YouTube reveals thousands of videos of parents storming into their kids’ rooms, unplugging the computers or gaming consoles, and smashing the devices into bits. But here’s what most parents don’t understand: Technology isn’t the problem, and enforcing strict rules around tech usage isn’t the solution. The Barriers That Keep Blacks and Latinos From Voting. Poll Proves Trump’s Supporters Really ARE Racist, Uneducated, Hateful Buffoons « It’s easy to watch Donald Trump’s supporters beat up a black man for asserting that his life has value while calling their victim a “monkey” and a “n*gger,” or drag and kick a Latino protester, or beat a homeless Hispanic man with a metal pipe and urinate on him (Trump said these men were “passionate” and “love this country and want this country to be great again), or scream “white power” at a rally, and think “these people are just a teensy bit racist.”
It’s no secret that The Donald is quite popular with white supremacists and racists of all stripes. After all, he’s the guy who wants to build a big, beautiful wall to keep brown people out of the country and give Muslims big, beautiful special badges like Hitler made the Jews wear during their time in fellow Republicans’ big, beautiful concentration camps. Alaska has the highest gun ownership rate in America — and the highest gun death rate in America. This may seem obvious. But in case you had any doubts, there is a clear positive correlation between gun ownership and gun deaths.
University of Southern California professor Richard Green spotted a new report from the Violence Policy Center showing that states with weak gun laws and higher gun ownership lead the nation in gun deaths. Green asked the group for the raw data for all states, and came up with the following chart: What Kind of Thinker Believes in God? A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? Your answer to this question will help me guess whether you believe in God.
Will changing your Facebook profile picture do anything for marriage equality? As SCOTUS debates the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and DOMA this week, Facebook users all over the nation have become part of a burgeoning social media trend. Supporters of marriage equality have been changing their profile pictures to the icon on the left, a version of the Human Rights Campaign logo designed specifically to indicate support for same-sex marriage rights. Although many people have said that it's been personally meaningful to sign onto Facebook and see a screen full of red avatars, many have criticized the trend for being a silly way of "showing support" without actually accomplishing anything significant.
Reading guarantee not enough – Kasich’s study conveys need for a “Third Grade Poverty Guarantee” Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say. Researchers show people who hate gays are generally less intelligent. New study shows few students see need for more writing instruction. The Best Fonts to Use in Print, Online, and Email. Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence. Pearson conducts experiment on thousands of college students without their knowledge The Washington Post. De-Obfuscating the Statistics of Mass Shootings. Genie in a Battle. Facebook May Not Be So Friendly For Those With Low Self-Esteem. Bilingual Education: 6 Potential Brain Benefits : NPR Ed. The Trump team’s mythology on sanctuary city crime rates. Equal Justice Society. What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer. Are two spaces better than one? The effect of spacing following periods and commas during reading. - PubMed - NCBI.
Try to Guess Who’s the Least Charitable Toward Refugees. Where Boys Outperform Girls in Math: Rich, White and Suburban Districts. Why You Should Teach Your Kids To Swear, According To Science. Fed survey: 40 percent of adults can't cover a $400 emergency expense.