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Do hot climates make people more violent? The authors argue that climate -- in the form of the culture it gives rise to -- is the primary driver of aggression.

Do hot climates make people more violent?

Basically, the authors say that living in a place with greater seasonality and lower temperatures prompts people to be more future-oriented and more greatly value self-control, which the researchers call the "slow life" strategy, as opposed to the "fast life" strategy associated with hotter, less seasonal places, many of which are clustered around the equator. "Climate is one of the broad and ubiquitous variables that is likely to be a powerful cause of culture (how groups organize, the norms they share, and how individuals think and behave)," Van Lange wrote to Science of Us in an email.

Climate shapes planning lots of ways, he says, like in how you hoard for the winter or plan for the next season as individuals, families, and communities. The data around violence and climate is serious. Lament for a Local Tragedy. "What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you?

Lament for a Local Tragedy

" That’s the ever practical question for a grieving city James asks in his New Testament letter (James 4:1). What causes or leads folks to want to shoot and kill police officers while providing protection for a peaceful demonstration? What leads others in power to abandon all de-escalation options to pull a trigger of deathly force? Our sermon series on The Ten Commandments and last week’s focus on “do not murder” could not be more timely. 20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths Use to Silence You. Toxic people such as malignant narcissists, psychopaths and those with antisocial traits engage in maladaptive behaviors in relationships that ultimately exploit, demean and hurt their intimate partners, family members and friends.

20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths Use to Silence You

Emily Esfahani Smith. One Head, Two Brains How a radical epilepsy treatment in the early 20th century paved the way for modern-day understandings of perception, consciousness, and the self Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions Pursuing 'Purpose' at the Expense of Family How the story of Chris Kyle resurfaced an the age-old moral dilemma In Relationships, Be Deliberate For milestones like moving in together, intent (rather than chronology) determines success.

Emily Esfahani Smith

Masters of Love Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity. Weird crimes - weird crimes News Summaries.

Introversion vs. Loneliness

Elder Care. Coping. We are the world. Psych. Cultural Studies & Analysis. Happy. Who is the Man with the Name that Rhymes? Brainiac. Tests: IQ tests, personality tests, love tests, career tests. To Read - Understanding People. Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence - Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | 11:00 AM August 27, 2014 There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate.

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence - Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet consider that philosophers like Leibniz (17th century) and Diderot (18th century) were already complaining about information overload. 11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People. Letters of Note is one of our favorite places to hang out.

11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People

Since 2009 the site has curated hundreds of interesting letters, telegrams, memos and faxes, from famous people, regular people, and even fictional people. We took advantage of their hard work and rounded up these 11 thank you (and one thanks-for-nothing) letters from their archives. The Anatomy Of A Thank You Note – Krrb’s Guide To Expressing Gratitude With Style ~ Krrb Blog. First off, if you can get your hands on a kid who is just learning to write and then convince said kid to write (or make a good go at writing) "Thanks" on a piece of paper that you can put into an envelope and send, you are golden.

The Anatomy Of A Thank You Note – Krrb’s Guide To Expressing Gratitude With Style ~ Krrb Blog

Your job is done. Who is not going to be touched by a child's early attempts at writing? Nothing says thank you like a note written by a 4 year old. Broadcast Yourself. Bystander Effect - What is the Bystander Effect. What is the Bystander Effect?

Bystander Effect - What is the Bystander Effect

The term bystander effect refers to the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress. When an emergency situation occurs, observers are more likely to take action if there are few or no other witnesses. In a series of classic studies, researchers Bibb Latane and John Darley (1) found that the amount of time it takes the participant to take action and seek help varies depending on how many other observers are in the room. In one experiment, subjects were placed in one of three treatment conditions: alone in a room, with two other participants or with two confederates who pretended to be normal participants.

As the participants sat filling out questionnaires, smoke began to fill the room.

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These 20 Photographs Will Leave You Speechless. Especially The 11th One. There Are No Words. Take a look at these 20 powerful photos that will leave you speechless.

These 20 Photographs Will Leave You Speechless. Especially The 11th One. There Are No Words.

Some of these photos are of truly historic moments, while others, are quite heartbreaking. Jesse Newton - So, last week, something pretty tragic... INFJ personality. The INFJ personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world.

INFJ personality

As Diplomats (NF), they have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is the accompanying Judging (J) trait – INFJs are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact. INFJs tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all. Help Me Help You INFJs indeed share a very unique combination of traits: though soft-spoken, they have very strong opinions and will fight tirelessly for an idea they believe in. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Live to Fight Another Day. An autistic savant spent 20 years designing an entire city on paper.

The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes... Yes, its that time again: New Year's is almost upon us. Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It. What Does Not Kill Me Only Makes Me Whinier. The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love. Photo Social scientists have been trying to identify the conditions most likely to promote satisfying human lives. Their findings give some important clues about choosing a career: Money matters, but as the economist Richard Easterlin and others have demonstrated, not always in the ways you may think.

Consider this thought experiment.