Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds – The New Yorker

  The vaunted human capacity for reason may have more to do with winning arguments than with thinking straight.CreditIllustration by Gérard DuBois Barrier Status: ‘none’ In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one […]

White supremacist website calls for action in Montana | Montana & Regional | missoulian.com

A white supremacist website called The Daily Stormer has posted a call to “TAKE ACTION” against Jewish people in Whitefish, providing personal contact information and urging a “troll storm” against them. The story claims the “vicious, evil race” has harmed the Whitefish business of Richard Spencer’s mother. It quotes a story from the British newspaper […]

Psychologists say single people are more fulfilled. I’m getting to understand why | Sara Benincasa | Opinion | The Guardian

There remains a pervasive notion that happiness can only truly come from finding a spouse, lest one rot of loneliness in some dusty attic. But a new study out of the University of California at Santa Barbara provides a very different view of singledom, one that this single woman finds enormously encouraging. In work presented […]