Human Nature

Women Seeking Flextime Pay Heavier Price Than Men
a mom working with baby
August 21st, 2014
Women are perceived as less likable and competent than men when they ask for flexible work arrangements to accommodate childcare responsibilities, a new study suggests.
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Port Arthur, Texas, and Its Fight Against Keystone (Op-Ed)
 alberta, keystone, tar sands, Rocky Kistner, OnEarth
August 21st, 2014
For a Texas community already surrounded by oil refineries, there is a personal drive to fight the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Kids' Drawings May Paint a Picture of Later Intelligence
Children's drawings
August 19th, 2014
How well can your four-year-old draw? The ability of four-year-old children to draw to draw a child may be linked to their intelligence at age 14, a new study suggests.
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Awkward! How Facebook Complicates Breakups
a woman looking sad at computer
August 21st, 2014
When people break up, social media such as Facebook can often add to their distress, by providing constant reminders of the breakup and temptations to check up on the ex, new research shows.
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Michael Brown's Autopsy: What It Can (and Can't) Tell Us
An autopsy room.
August 20th, 2014
The results of two autopsies of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by a St. Louis police officer on Aug. 9, can't provide crucial information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
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Emotions and Eating: A Marketer's Dream? (Op-Ed)
woman, ice-cream, overeating, indulging
August 19th, 2014
Both research and popular media tell us that emotions and eating are intrinsically related. How many times have we seen a character in a TV show reaching for the ice-cream tub when feeling particularly down or after a breakup?
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
A teen couple stands watching a sunset
August 17th, 2014
Robot construction, the cause of Antarctic earthquakes and the pharaohs' rise to power are some of the best articles in Science this week.
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10 Tips for Healthy Facebook Breakups
Couple during a breakup.
August 21st, 2014
From changing passwords to deleting an ex from a friends list, people can take several steps to have a healthier breakup online, researchers say.
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Men Who Make Virginity Pledges Struggle with Sex Once Married
Upset man having problem sitting on the bed with his girlfriend.
August 19th, 2014
Though men who pledge to remain chaste until marriage get strong social support from Christian networks prior to marriage, they are left in the dark once they tie the knot.
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How Pygmy People Got Their Short Stature
A Batwa woman and her child, pygmies who live in the rainforest, shown here in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda.
August 18th, 2014
Pygmy traits independently evolved many times among different peoples around the world, because shorter heights may have helped them live in rainforests, researchers say.
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