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‘Deaths of despair’ soaring among Gen Z & millennials: ‘It’s the economy, stupid’

By Helen Buyniski Source: RT.com Young Americans are killing themselves in record numbers, the victims of a confluence of economic and sociological factors that have singled them out – even above a nationwide surge in so-called “deaths of despair.” Suicide … Continue reading

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How Evil Wins: The Hypocritical Double Standards of Political Outrage

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “She was asked what she had learned from the Holocaust, and she said that 10 percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and that 10 percent is merciful, no matter … Continue reading

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The Limited Mind: Why Fear is Driving Humanity to Extinction

By Robert J. Burrowes I have previously written many articles describing one or more aspects of the dysfunctional nature of the typical human mind, together with an explanation of how this came about and what we can do about it. … Continue reading

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Unrealistically Great Expectations

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Our expectations have continued ever higher even as the pie is shrinking.. Let’s see if we can tie together four social dynamics: the elite college admissions scandal, the decline in social mobility, the … Continue reading

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Tackling the ‘Impossible’: Ending Violence

By Robert J. Burrowes Whenever, in ordinary circumstances, the subject of violence comes up, most people throw up their hands in horror and comment along the lines that it is ‘in our genes’, ‘nothing can be done about it’ or … Continue reading

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The ‘Hidden Mechanisms’ That Help Those Born Rich to Excel in Elite Jobs

When two sociologists interviewed highly paid architects, TV producers, actors, and accountants, they encountered work cultures that favor the already affluent. By Joe Pinsker Source: The Atlantic Over the past five years, the sociologists Daniel Laurison and Sam Friedman have … Continue reading

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GIVE AMERICA’S ‘HELICOPTER PARENTS’ A BREAK

Hovering parents don’t need lectures. They need a more equal nation. By Sam Pizzigati Source: OtherWords A good many of us aging baby boomers are having trouble relating to the “helicopter parents” of our modern age — those moms and pops … Continue reading

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What happens to cognitive diversity when everyone is more WEIRD?

By Kensy Cooperrider Source: aeon For centuries, Inuit hunters navigated the Arctic by consulting wind, snow and sky. Now they use GPS. Speakers of the aboriginal language Gurindji, in northern Australia, used to command 28 variants of each cardinal direction. … Continue reading

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