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Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative

Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative | Curious | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, it was wildly controversial to talk about psychological differences between liberals and conservatives. Today, it's becoming hard not to.
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President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson on the Importance of Social Welfare for a Healthy Economy

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson on the Importance of Social Welfare for a Healthy Economy | Curious | Scoop.it
The president of Iceland explains the secret to the Nordic countries' recent economic and social success. Social welfare programs such as free access to education and healthcare have proved to be a boon to the free market economy.
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It's 8:33 A.M.: Do You Know Where Your Productivity Is? | The Minimalists

It's 8:33 A.M.: Do You Know Where Your Productivity Is? | The Minimalists | Curious | Scoop.it
People can be more productive by doin
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“Writing Is an Act of Pride”: A Conversation with Elena Ferrante - The New Yorker

“Writing Is an Act of Pride”: A Conversation with Elena Ferrante - The New Yorker | Curious | Scoop.it
A conversation between the Italian novelists Elena Ferrante and Nicola Lagioia, excerpted from Ferrante’s forthcoming book “Frantumaglia.”
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The Cost of Diane Arbus’s Life on the Edge

The Cost of Diane Arbus’s Life on the Edge | Curious | Scoop.it
She was perhaps the most radical photographer of the 20th century. A new biography and Met exhibit make clear just how much she had to give up to get there.
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The Myth of Police Reform

The Myth of Police Reform | Curious | Scoop.it
The real problem is the belief that all our social problems can be solved with force.
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How I deal with the unbearable hypocrisy of being an environmentalist

How I deal with the unbearable hypocrisy of being an environmentalist | Curious | Scoop.it
It’s not easy living green without going completely off the grid, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do what we can – and accept that sometimes we’ll fail
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9 Easy Steps To A Healthier, Happier Gut: A GI Doctor Shares

9 Easy Steps To A Healthier, Happier Gut: A GI Doctor Shares | Curious | Scoop.it
The biggest factor in digestive health is what you eat. But don’t worry, you don’t have to completely adjust your diet to see better digestion. Here are nine easy steps I recommend for a healthier, happier gut.
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Science has next to nothing to say about moral intuitions – Michael Mitchell | Aeon Ideas

For centuries, philosophers have been using moral intuitions to reason about ethics. Today, some scientists think they’ve found a way to use psychology and neuroscience to undermine many of these intuitions and advance better moral arguments o
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How Fixation Error Prevents You From Solving Problems

How Fixation Error Prevents You From Solving Problems | Curious | Scoop.it
Have you ever found yourself taking an exam, working on a tight deadline, or solving an important time critical problem and becoming stuck; unable to progress because you're brain won't let you move on until you remember a piece of information that is on the tip of your tongue? For most of us, thi
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Why Neuroscientists Need to Study the Crow - Issue 40: Learning - Nautilus

Why Neuroscientists Need to Study the Crow - Issue 40: Learning - Nautilus | Curious | Scoop.it
The animals of neuroscience research are an eclectic bunch, and for good reason. Different model organisms—like zebra fish larvae,…
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Psychology expert: Why extremists use violence in their quest for significance

Psychology expert: Why extremists use violence in their quest for significance | Curious | Scoop.it
A year of violence continues with bombs in NYC and a stabbing in Minnesota, leaving many asking, why? A psychologist explains what research has revealed about the minds of violent extremists.
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Supermarket monsters

Supermarket monsters | Curious | Scoop.it
The Nikitaras brothers’ corner store has a hallucinatory shine, like a set from a period movie. Staff in navy blue uniforms and white net caps smile from behind jars of preserved clementines and glacé peaches, pineapples and cherries. Glass cases present dioramas of stuffed olives, mushrooms and peppers; above them hang fragrant salami; the shelves are packed with Tasmanian wine and crusty loaves. In the fresh vegetables section, greens glisten and truss tomatoes blush.
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Moral Anxiety Improves Us, Social Anxiety Kills

Moral Anxiety Improves Us, Social Anxiety Kills | Curious | Scoop.it
Some anxieties are indicators of healthy curiosity and strong moral fiber, while others are a source of severe stress. 
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How to Be Polite — The Message — Medium

How to Be Polite - The Message - Medium
Most people don’t notice I’m polite, which is sort of the point.
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A Mayor Fluent in Twitter Embodies a New Canadian Diversity

A Mayor Fluent in Twitter Embodies a New Canadian Diversity | Curious | Scoop.it
Naheed Nenshi, the groundbreaking Muslim mayor of Calgary, is known for his acid Twitter retorts and for revitalizing the city. His faith rarely comes up.
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This Is Your Brain on Silence - Issue 38: Noise - Nautilus

This Is Your Brain on Silence - Issue 38: Noise - Nautilus | Curious | Scoop.it
One icy night in March 2010, 100 marketing experts piled into the Sea Horse Restaurant in Helsinki, with the modest goal of making…
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The feel-good factor of fruit and vegetables - Juice Daily

The feel-good factor of fruit and vegetables - Juice Daily | Curious | Scoop.it
If the bountiful physical health benefits aren’t enough to encourage you to eat your fruit and veg, perhaps the psychological pick-me-up might. A new study of more than 12,000 sought to explore the psychological impact of eating fruit and vegetables. The participants kept food diaries and had their psychological wellbeing tracked. The researchers – from
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What we Cannot Know by Marcus du Sautoy review – the seven edges of knowledge

What we Cannot Know by Marcus du Sautoy review – the seven edges of knowledge | Curious | Scoop.it
Among the frontiers identified are time, the cosmos, consciousness and God, but aren’t swaths of knowledge concerned with meaning rather than scientific fact?
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Here's when and how long you should nap to get the most health benefis

Here's when and how long you should nap to get the most health benefis | Curious | Scoop.it
Learn how long a nap should be, how to prep yourself for one, and the type of napper you are to wake up feeling refreshed.
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“I am happy to be proved wrong”: Amanda Feilding on drugs, trepanning, and the benefits of LSD

“I am happy to be proved wrong”: Amanda Feilding on drugs, trepanning, and the benefits of LSD | Curious | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists are investigating the effects of drugs on the brain. Meet the woman leading the charge to bring evidence into drugs policy. 
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A Kinder, Gentler World - Mindful

A Kinder, Gentler World - Mindful | Curious | Scoop.it
Is compassion something we only have so much of? Or can we be trained to love more people more of the time? 
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