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Left Handed

How Left-Handed People Think And Feel Differently

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Lefties historically have had a tendency to get left behind. Until relatively recently, being left-handed was stigmatized, sometimes as an abnormality...

18 Things Only Left-Handed People Understand

PureWow | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living

Did you know that lefties typically have better hearing than righties? Or that presidents are more likely to be left-handed? Both true. But chances are you're more familiar with the less exciting side effects of being a southpaw. Case in point: the nickname southpaw. Here, 18 things only left-handed people understand...

20 Things You Never Knew About Being Left-Handed | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living

Aside from making it tough to cut a straight line with a pair of scissors designed for righties, being a southpaw can also have some subtle effects on our physical and mental health. The brains and bodies of lefties may operate differently.

This Is Why Some People Are Lefties

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Only about 10 percent of the population is left-handed. And it isn't always easy, as the Ted-Ed video above points out: Lefties experience discriminat...

What Being Left-Handed Says About Your Personality

Everyday Health | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that people who use their left hands hear rapidly-changing sounds more easily than those who ...

What Kangaroos' Left-Handedness Can Teach Us About Ourselves

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 06.23.2015 | Science

It turns out that most kangaroos are left-handed, according to a new study by researchers at Saint Petersburg State University in Russia. While doing ...

Left-Handed People Make Less Money Than Righties

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business

It pays to be right-handed.

Out of Left Field

Varda Epstein | Posted 09.27.2013 | Parents
Varda Epstein

He had always coped so well. I wondered if he had struggled and didn't realize his struggles had been significant enough to note.

Liz Lemon...Come Back For Your Birthday

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Nancy Cohen-koan

Happy Birthday to the comedic energy that has helped to propel me through these dark millennial days: Ms. Tina Fey. At the risk of sounding like a stalker, I am compelled as often as possible to send on birthday greetings to the funny force known as Ms. Fey.

I Was Born A Sinner

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

I am a sinner, but it is beyond my control. I was born this way. I can't change it. Believe me: I tried. I knew I was different from an early age, and everyone around me knew, as well. My devoutly Catholic Italian grandmother even attempted to force me to change, but she couldn't.

11 Facts You Didn't Know About Lefties

Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living

By Katie Kens There’s no denying it. Left-handers are the odd men out. Sure, lefties make up about 10 percent of the population -- but, frankl...

Google Chrome Plug-In Hearts Lefties

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology

Left handed? Fear not, you will no longer be discriminated against on the Internet -- at least within Google Chrome. Thanks to Silvio Lorusso's left-h...

Study Shows That Left-handers Are Not the Product of Witchcraft After All

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 07.02.2012 | Science
Brandon G. Withrow

A new study at Northwestern University shows that left-handedness is the product of cooperation and competition in evolution.

Brain Science: Does Being Left-Handed Make You Angry?

Time | John Cloud | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We used to think that the left brain controlled your thinking and that the right brain controlled your heart. But neuroscientists have learned that it...

Friday Talking Points [134] -- Some Reality For Gibbs

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy Friday the Thirteenth, everyone. It's actually a fitting day for this column, which I'll explain in a bit. Because before we get to that, we si...

Southpaws: The Hops in Humanity's Beer?

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

Lists of left-handers in history show that they are disproportionately represented among mathematicians, scientists, artists and, for better or for worse, among charismatic leaders - from Alexander the Great to Jeanne d'Arc.

Barack Obama: Left-Handed? Right-Handed? Ambidextrous? Ambivalent?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Finkle

I suspect the convictions that seem somewhat wobbly now that Obama has attained the nation's highest office would immediately strengthen if he looked his two hands over and committed once and for all to the left one.

"Uncle Grumpy -- On Race"

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Pomerantz

At some point, maybe science had something to do with it, maybe folks just came to their senses, there was a liberating change. The "handedness" issue became irrelevant.

Obama Collects Comics? 50 Things You Might Not Know About The President-Elect

The Daily Telegraph | Jon Swaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

• He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics • He was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball • His name mea...