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INTERVIEW: Dr. Philip Zimbardo and Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez on The Stanford Prison Experiment

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.02.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

When it comes to research into human behavior in groups, one of the most notable, foundational studies is the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment. While it was scheduled to last longer, the experiment was cut short after six days when the guards began to abuse the prisoners.

Present and Correct?

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

Spending our lives looking to the next generation's future is certainly a responsible and logical way in which to pass our time. It's just that in doing so, we run the risk of overlooking the world in which we are living right now.

Expectation

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"This is going to be hard" "This is going to 'suck'" "I'm going to have a terrible time" "I'm dreading going to work" Sound familiar? When we...

Distributing Growth for the Benefit of All

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

If you need proof of how the modern welfare state can miss the mark, just look at the rising level of social inequality in much of the developed world.

Look at Me! (the Sociology of Selfies)

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

At some point, the selfie craze will probably diminish, but only because new technology will enable people to self-exploit at an even greater degree. Perhaps Apple will come out with a phone that you swallow and people will start posting innies.

Greece, the Troika and Maggie Thatcher

David Morris | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
David Morris

In its policies toward Greece, the "Troika" -- a new shorthand for the combined will of the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund -- has actively and enthusiastically embraced Maggie Thatcher's social and political philosophy, memorably captured in her chilling assertion, "There is no such thing as society."

Greece Is in a Literal State of Unrest, and the Future Looks Bleak

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Van Winkle's

When an economy tanks, the public panics about general instability and possible layoffs. People who report feeling insecure about their job prospects, research has shown, also report worse psychological well-being.

With vs. For

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

When I work with people, I never consider them working "for" me, or me working "for" them, but "with" me as part of a team. I now understand why I've been met, time and again, with disappointment or frustration.

40 Is the New 20

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.09.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The reality is that, biology aside, the life course is pretty subjective. There are twenty-year-olds who are married with a full-time job. There are forty-year-olds who are still in school. There are twenty-five-year-old homeowners. There are forty-five-year-olds who live with their parents.

Between Two Flags

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

The horrific massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston set off a battle of banners, making us all feel as if the Civil War had not ended 150 years ago.

'Technological Intuition' -- The Must-have Skill of the Digital Era

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
St. Gallen Symposium

In my view what will make or break a disruption using AI technologies is not the hardware but the software, which is us and our technological intuition to challenge common perceptions of what defines good performance.

All for Love

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Miriam Ava

When we get to weave the energy of our spirit, which is pure love, into the fabric of our society, true freedom becomes more palpable for all.

Living Local: The Rise of Local Currency

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

Look to any local high street at the moment and you will see an economy on the rise. After years of high street collapses, financial crises and economic downfalls, local businesses are finally on the up and it's all thanks to one thing in particular.

In the Marketplace of Ideas, the Confederate Flag Is a No Sale

Jim Moore | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Jim Moore

Americans treasure our individuality, and we hold tenaciously to the idea that what happens inside the case of our brains is sacrosanct. We can think what we want; no American institution can attempt to suppress our ideas. Here is where it gets tricky.

The Promise of Paleo-Epigenetics

Jennifer Raff | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science
Jennifer Raff

Thanks to new research in the field of ancient DNA, we are now a step closer to understanding how ancient environments and cultural practices may have affected the health of people living in past societies.

Why You Cover Your Mouth When Laughing: Cultural Editors and Divine Intervention

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

When you LOL, you can be ugly. Not in the divine sense, of course, but in the current cultural sense. When you let loose, you show yourself. When yo...

How I Redefined Beautiful

Saba Tekle | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Saba Tekle

My journey of defining beauty was once like walking down society's pre-paved path heading nowhere. Every step I took down society's path left me empty and lost. I lost weight, gained weight, wore more makeup, and then less makeup while keeping my ear closely to the ground so that I could hear where beauty was going next.

Tweak, Tweak

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.12.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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What Does The Future Hold For The Women of Jordan?

Zeena Saifi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Zeena Saifi

Despite the obvious imbalance that Jordanian society has reached, a majority of women have come to accept the notion of a male-dominated society. Why have the women of the developing world been equal in responsibilities and burdens, but unequal in entitlements and rights?

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.

Adam Smith vs. Ayn Rand

David Morris | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Even with Medicare and Medicaid, tens of millions of Americans lack access to adequate medical care. Many millions have been plunged into bankruptcy because of medical expenses. Obamacare was established to deal with these stark facts. The case of Luis Lang demonstrates that Obamacare is only a step in the right direction.

Taking Back the Arts

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Hannah Lamarque

Let's set the scene. It's Friday night. 11pm. It's raining outside and we're in Paris. We're in a dark corner of a dingy jazz bar. Someone's wearing stripes. We close in on one girl, eyes fixed on the main stage, foot tapping and head swaying.

For a Glimpse at the Future of Peacebuilding, Look to an Experiment Begun a Decade Ago

Ruba Huleihel | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Ruba Huleihel

In other words, what would happen if you brought the two of us -- an Israeli and a Palestinian -- together on neutral ground. Could we overcome bitter lines of division and mistrust by engaging each other in open, honest, face-to-face dialogue?

Why It's Not Your Fault You're Struggling With Your Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

You decide as you roll over and pull yourself out of bed that today will be different. Today you'll stick to your diet, eat only healthy foods, start ...

The Sexiest Thing in the Entire World

Lauren Galley | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Lauren Galley

We all know the standard idea of what is considered sexy in today's society, and let's face it, almost none of us measure up. Women in general do not come close to looking like a magazine cover model.