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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. James goes on to encourage lament, "Be wretched and mourn and weep. 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

They use a plethora of diversionary tactics that distort the reality of their victims and deflect responsibility. Although those who are not narcissistic can employ these tactics as well, abusive narcissists use these to an excessive extent in an effort to escape accountability for their actions. Here are the 20 diversionary tactics toxic people use to silence and degrade you. 1. Gaslighting. 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. In Grief, Try Personal Rituals The psychology of rituals in overcoming loss, restoring broken order As Babies, We Knew Morality New research supports the understanding that all people are born with a sense of good and bad. What does that say about altruism, community, and the capacity to kill one another? Weird crimes - weird crimes News Summaries.

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Elder Care. Coping. We are the world. Psych. Cultural Studies & Analysis. Happy. Who is the Man with the Name that Rhymes? It's been a while since another post. There are many topics that I have cached that I'd like to write on. If it weren't for the troubling aspect of so many things eating at my free time, you'd see more posts on here. I'm not sure there are many readers on here anyway, I've notice the traffic has slowed down to very little these days. Partly because Google hasn't been indexing the site correctly which I fixed not too long ago. I'm sure the sporadic updates are another reason. 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. After a short stint in the New York theater world, comedienne Carol Burnett landed a job as a regular on The Garry Moore Show in 1959.

11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People

She caught the attention of CBS executives, who offered her her own series in 1967. With her husband Joe Hamilton at the helm, Burnett broke new ground as the first female host of a TV variety show. The Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 seasons and earned a handful of Emmy Awards in the process. To celebrate the legendary comedienne's 85th birthday, here are some fun facts about the show and the folks who made it so side-splittingly hilarious.

As Carol Burnett painfully recalled later in life, whenever she’d expressed an interest in a career in the theater as a teen, her mother would always dissuade her and recommend that she would have better luck studying to become a writer. 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. But for those who don’t have the monk-like patience it takes to elicit the above pictured type of work from a pre-schooler, there is hope. You too, can produce thank you notes that would make your grandparents proud and that would bring a smile to even the most jaded of faces. 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.

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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. World War II veteran from Belarus Konstantin Pronin, 86, sits on a bench as he waits for his comrades at Gorky park during Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, May 9, 2011. Konstantin comes to this place every year. This year he was the only person from the unit to show. Reddit100s of galaxies seen through the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), as they were 10 billion years ago.

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. 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. Regardless of where you stand on New Year's resolutions, the new calendar can serve as a helpful reminder about the only true constant in all of our lives: change. Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It. What Does Not Kill Me Only Makes Me Whinier. I've endured a great deal of hardship and pain in my life. I'll never forget the gastrointestinal distress I suffered two years ago after consuming an entire bag of caramel popcorn. Or the humiliation I felt in 1996 when I was stood up by a blind date.

Or the time I spent an entire day wearing a shirt that, unbeknownst to me, was marred by unsightly deodorant streaks. Devastating setbacks all, yet none broke me. 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. Suppose you had to choose between two parallel worlds that were alike except that people in one had significantly higher incomes.