+ Spank your kids!: [A recent] study asked teens how old they were when their last spanking occurred, and how often they would get spanked as a child. That was cross-referenced against the data on bad outcomes we might fear spanking could lead to years later: antisocial behavior, early sexual activity, physical violence, and depression.…Details
Gillespie on the peskiness of government intervention in morality:
How to Report the News… (language):
Man the tone of voice reporters use is annoying. Quit with those intonations every sentence!!!
& Fr. Barron has something to say about it…:
The future of growing organs: + When you want to convince someone of something, abstract language is best: When consumers talk to each other about products, they generally respond more favorably to abstract language than concrete descriptions, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. “In a series of experiments, we explored…Details
on the neurons that shaped civilization: + Adler was wrong: “…until very recently there were no convincing findings that linked birth order to personality or behavior. Our common perception that birth order matters was written off as an example of our well-established tendency to remember and accept evidence that supports our pet theories while readily…Details
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