They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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Meeting Your Spouse Online May Lead to A Better Marriage
I met my husband at a party in a bygone era. He had no online profile. Neither did I. We didn’t trade email addresses, as neither of us had one of those either.
Fox News Fact Check: Is it bad for lower-income kids if Mom has a job outside the home?
Last week, the anchors at Fox News made headlines when they covered the recent Pew Research Center finding that 40% of all households in America have a female primary breadwinner.
A bite of fresh lilac: The age-old allure of edible flowers
When I was little, I ate lilac petals. With zest. I don’t remember too much about our Moscow apartment, but I do recall with absolutely clarity the large vase overflowing with lilac petals that would appear, like clockwork, every May, along with the long-elusive warmth of spring that was, at long last, allowed to flow into our rooms through the newly opened windows...
Wasps aren't objective when it comes to fighting
If you grew up with brothers or sisters you will know that competition is a key part of childhood. Personally, I experienced competition for food resources (the last bar of chocolate), parental investment (attention) and other more unusual resources (the best colour of lego pieces).As we age, we continue competing, although what we compete for changes...
Decoding Space and Time in the Brain
"...henceforth, space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union between the two will preserve an independent reality." This now iconic quote spoken by Hermann Minkowski in 1906 captured the spirit of Albert Einstein's recently published special theory of relativity...
5-HT1A Receptors and the Effectiveness of ECT
Most people have heard of ECT: Electroconvulsive Therapy. A lot of people will immediately think of the scene during One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which doesn't give you a very good picture...
Can Neuroscience Cure People of Faith in God? What about Faith in Neuroscience?
Is religious fundamentalism a form of mental illness? That's what Kathleen Taylor, a researcher at the University of Oxford and author of three books on neuroscience, suggested this week, according to Huffington Post ...
Brain Scans and the Law (Watch the Full World Science Festival Event)
The question of whether brain scanning can detect the intentions of a criminal defendant fascinates cops, lawyers and John and Jane Doe. It's probably still a theoretical question and may remain so for a long time to come.Even so, Alan Alda moderated a panel of experts whose members spend a lot of time on the issue of scanners and criminal intent...
Neuroscience in Fiction: Proust and Pixar
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Madeleine_verso.jpg No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me...
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