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Mashable. What Do Fairy Tales Teach Our Children? When we debate the healthiness of fairy tales and Disney movies, are we missing the point about what our children really need?

What Do Fairy Tales Teach Our Children?

A few years ago, the parents of a little girl in my class underwent an unpleasant divorce. I thought the child was handling it relatively well until I read her poem assignment for class. Is your job safe from the robot revolution?—Hopes&Fears. Consumer Automobiles Since the race to build and deploy self-driving vehicles began among tech companies like Tesla and Google several years ago, competition—and speculation about the wide-ranging cultural shifts such a change to American car culture would require—has been fierce.

Is your job safe from the robot revolution?—Hopes&Fears

Depending on who you ask, mass-market self-driving cars could be on the road in just a few years, by 2020. And despite the fact that the transportation agency has yet to administer definite regulations, UC Berkley has tested a bus that steers itself by following a magnetic strip embedded in the road, as Google tests prototypes of its tiny self-piloting automobiles throughout Silicon Valley. Some subway lines in major cities, including New York and Paris, have been selectively automated for years.

In most cases, employees are retained to keep an eye on the automatic systems. 60% of Australian students are studying for jobs that will soon be automated—Hopes&Fears. Are humans meant to be monogamous?—Hopes&Fears. I'm often asked whether people are "naturally" monogamous, and similarly, whether monogamy itself is obsolete.

Are humans meant to be monogamous?—Hopes&Fears

The truth is that people aren't naturally monogamous and, indeed, rather than being obsolete, monogamy is relatively recent, and that's much of the problem! What's obsolete is polygamy, which was—and to some extent, still is—the "natural" default system for human beings. Monogamy definitely isn't natural, as attested by much of our biology, including the presence of sexual dimorphism (men being typically larger than women, with substantially more muscle mass) in our species.

In addition, men are significantly more inclined to violence than women, and boys become sexually and socially mature later than girls. All these traits are characteristic of animal species in which one male attempts to mate with multiple females; they are strongly consistent with male-male competition for such opportunities. Is divorce really that bad?—Hopes&Fears. Divorce is a difficult and painful process that should not be resorted to lightly.

Is divorce really that bad?—Hopes&Fears

But it is not a sentence of doom for either adults or children, and it often rescues people from situations that can inflict much worse long-term damage. Many problems attributed to divorce actually lie in problems with the marital and parenting relationships that were evident 8-12 years before the divorce, while others arise when parents increase their conflict after a divorce, especially when they involve the children, asking them to keep secrets or bad-mouthing the other parent. Why do people want to be good? Of course no one gets out of life alive, aging is everyone’s disease, good young people can have terminal cancer or deadly accident, and bad things can happen to good people especially when their sense of a shared humanity is perceived as a threat by those who only value some little subset of humanity.

Why do people want to be good?

Equal-regarding activists such as Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King Jr., Yitzhak Rabin, and Benazir Bhutto were all murdered. But as a reliable generalization, it is still “good to be good,” and science says it’s so. The Turley Effect: can a rogue designer make MTV cool again?—Hopes&Fears. Turley’s quicksilver assessments draw from over a decade of industry experience.

The Turley Effect: can a rogue designer make MTV cool again?—Hopes&Fears

While still a design student, Turley landed his first gig at The Guardian, moving briefly to Seven, a London-based music publication, before returning for an eight-year stay during which he served as Art Director for the paper’s G2 section. Since landing in New York in 2010, he’s continued his rapid ascent in the media world. Though he feels like a “European living on an island off the coast of America," he relishes in the country’s career-driven culture. Is it dangerous to sleep with your smartphone?—Hopes&Fears. Larry D.

Is it dangerous to sleep with your smartphone?—Hopes&Fears

Rosen, Ph.D. Research Psychologist, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Dominguez Hills, George Marsh Applied Cognition Laboratory The reason why we need sleep is manyfold. Our brain does major housekeeping while we’re asleep; it’s almost as active as it is during the day. Is it dangerous to sleep with your smartphone?—Hopes&Fears. Solving the Problem of Fake News. What we are now calling fake news—misinformation that people fall for—is nothing new.

Solving the Problem of Fake News

Thousands of years ago, in the Republic, Plato offered up a hellish vision of people who mistake shadows cast on a wall for reality. In the Iliad, the Trojans fell for a fake horse. Shakespeare loved misinformation: in “Twelfth Night,” Viola disguises herself as a man and wins the love of another woman; in “The Tempest,” Caliban mistakes Stephano for a god. These are the hottest trends for 2017 according to Pinterest. LONDON — Out with the old, in with the new.

These are the hottest trends for 2017 according to Pinterest

As 2016 draws to a close, we can kiss farewell to hygge, unicorn eyeliner, and bejewelled crocs. As 2017 beckons, we're making room for the new — and very exciting — trends that will define the coming year. ‘Passengers’ Is the Creepiest Love Story of the Year - 'Passengers' Movie Twist. Columbia Advertisement - Continue Reading Below This post contains major spoilers for Passengers.

‘Passengers’ Is the Creepiest Love Story of the Year - 'Passengers' Movie Twist

There's a mystery at the heart of Passengers, the big-budget sci-fi romance which hits theaters this month, bringing together arguably the two biggest movie stars on the planet: How did they mess this up so badly? Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt on screen together should be a slam dunk. They’re two sides of the same affable all-American coin, the Cool Girl and the Lovable Everyman, and they’re two of the only actors whose names alone still open a movie, at a time when franchises have become the new stars. Dame Helen Mirren Has Joined Instagram - Helen Mirren Joins Instagram. In 2017, Don't Set Too Many Goals for Yourself. We work in a fast-moving era where we’re overloaded with information and must prioritize and focus in order to succeed. That’s certainly the case for today’s corporations. But it’s also true for us as individuals. In 2017, Don't Set Too Many Goals for Yourself. Make Your Work Resolutions Stick. Many people have resolutions on the brain during this time of year.

But it’s one thing to set goals — network more, learn to meditate, or get better at writing — and quite another to actually accomplish them. What are the right kinds of resolutions to make? In a world of fake news, real journalism must be paid for. In the weeks since one of the most divisive and momentous elections in living memory, the news has itself become the news. Consider what has been the hottest post-election media talking point: the question of fake news.

On the 4 December, a man was arrested in Washington DC after firing a gun in a pizza restaurant. This has been linked to “Pizzagate”, the bizarre conspiracy theory that holds that there is a subterranean child abuse conspiracy involving high-ups in the Democratic party, a set of food-related code words and a string of pizza parlours. Ice-cream. What is fake news? How to spot it and what you can do to stop it. Until recently, there was news and “not news” – as denoted by comments of “that’s not news” below the line on more light-hearted stories or features. Now there is “fake news”, said to be behind the election of Donald Trump as US president and a recent incident involving a gunman at a Washington pizzeria. The term has become widely used – too widely. But it’s understandable there’s confusion when some fake news is only a bit fake, or fake for an arguably legitimate reason (such as satire). Pinterest misses, then lowers goal for female tech hires.

Pinterest has fallen short of its own goal to hire more women in tech roles, despite modest overall progress towards a more diverse workforce in the past year. The social scrapbooking site released a yearly update on employee demographics in a blog post Friday. In it, the company stacked the diversity of its hires over the past year against ambitious target stats it had set for itself. Pinterest said it managed to boost the portion of women in its tech departments from 21 percent to 26 percent — a marked improvement from the year before, when the number remained stagnant. But the rate at which it hired women engineers — 22 percent of all successful candidates — undershot the 30-percent mark the company had hoped to reach. Chief Executive Ben Silbermann claimed in the post that the discrepancy was in part due to a focus on placing women in senior positions, for which the hiring process tends to take longer.

The Only Antidote to the Poison of Fake News. The Way You Think About Willpower Is All Wrong. Pinterest misses, then lowers goal for female tech hires. The 18 best Shark Tank success stories. Chris Anderson (TED): Questions no one knows the answers to. Istorija je učiteljica života: O “nama” dok pričamo o “njima” Koliko je tanka granica između kritičkog mišljenja i sranja u prazno? Paolo Cardini: Forget multitasking, try monotasking. Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self. Shonda Rhimes: My year of saying yes to everything. Meaghan Ramsey: Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you. Osobe koje su vas osvojile u 2015. godini na Osobe koje su vas osvojile u 2015. godini na Iva Soldo: Promjena je postala moja zona komfora. Abigail Marsh: Why some people are more altruistic than others.

Does power really corrupt? Is “Screen Time” Dangerous for Children? A Simple Way to Stay Grounded in Stressful Moments. 8 Ways Eating Can Improve Your Mental Health. Mira furlan. Inside The Modern Graphic Novel This Weekend @ Harbourfront Events & Culture. Pričali smo s Ninom Bunjevac, jednom od najpoznatijih strip autorica na svijetu, o budućnosti stripa – Think Croative - Home. Think Croative - Home. Can moaning ever make you happy? Website Transforms Donating to the Homeless – it's Personal and 10x Better. MOŽE LI LUĐE? Ova dama 4 godine nije izlazila iz kuće zbog bizarnog razloga: 'Pokušala sam se ubiti. Užasno mi je žao ljudi koji me moraju gledati' -Jutarnji List.