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Archives for January, 2017


Feel Better With…Revenge?

Don't get mad, get even. Revenge is sweet. Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive. Blah, blah, blah.

A new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology called Combating the Sting of Rejection With the Pleasure of Revenge: A New Look at How Emotion Shapes Aggression confirms that getting back at someone who caused you suffering actually can make you feel better by improving your mood. Simply put, this is why people often do seek...
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Post-Election Pessimism & Optimism In America

Richard's off this week, writes:

After years of writing about many topics, including surveys and research studies, for , we've learned to take virtually all findings with a grain of salt. We read and reread the studies, analyze their methodology , and do a lot of extra-curricular reading on whatever the topic is. We also look for bias, even (especially) if we instinctively agree with the findings.

Now we're thinking that political polls, too, deserve a closer look. Almost...
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