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How to Fight Excessive Doubt

PsyBlog spring.org.uk Should you really question everything? Here’s a simple tip for those prone to over-thinking… A little critical, analytical thinking is a good thing. Without doubting ourselves sometimes we’d find it difficult to make good decisions. Too much doubt, … Continue reading

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“Do Business Schools Incubate Criminals?”

Yves Smith Naked Capitalism Luigi Zingales, who teaches at the University of Chicago’s business school, had an op-ed in Bloomberg provocatively titled “Do Business Schools Incubate Criminals?” He argues that business schools are “partly to blame” for the decline in … Continue reading

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Rousseau, Aristotle, and Freud on Political Narcissism

Wes Alwan Partially Examined Life Rousseau was not a cheerful fellow. According to Terry Eagleton, he’d be even less cheerful if he were alive to see what has happened to the public sphere and educational system in Europe: … would … Continue reading

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Should Depressed People Avoid Having Children?

Maia Szalavitz healthland.time.com Is it really more responsible for people with depression or other psychological problems to forgo bearing children in order to avoid passing on their “bad” genes? Comedian Sarah Silverman, who routinely courts controversy with her edgy humor, … Continue reading

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4,000 people back campaign to protect GM wheat trial

Alistair Driver Farmers Guardian AROUND 4,000 people, including high profile celebrities, MPs, farmers and scientists, have signed a petition urging protestors not to destroy a genetically modified (GM) wheat trial. The petition, run by Sense About Science, represents the next … Continue reading

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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

Source: TED We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on … Continue reading

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Big Ego Or Self-Esteem?

Leslie Fieger Self Esteem Blog I received an email from a reader who wanted to know how it is possible to have a highly developed level of self-esteem without becoming, or seeming to be, egotistical. The very question shows that … Continue reading

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Why Europe is not yet ‘A Culture of Peace’

Richard Falk MWC News It is undoubtedly true that the greatest unacknowledged achievement of the European Union (EU) is to establish ‘a culture of peace’ within its regional enclosure for the 68 years since 1944. This has meant not only … Continue reading

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Low doses matter hugely, say scientists

Kristin Shafer Panna It’s been the official mantra of pesticide companies for decades: “The dose makes the poison.” While it makes intuitive sense — you’d think that the more of chemical you’re exposed to, the sicker you’ll get — the … Continue reading

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Anxiety Boosts Sense of Smell

Janina Reichert Springer Study identifies mechanism to explain how the body responds to potentially threatening negative odor. Anxious people have a heightened sense of smell when it comes to sniffing out a threat, according to a new study by Elizabeth … Continue reading

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