Is gratitude the new willpower?

Given the limits of willpower, some psy­chology pro­fes­sors at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity began thinking about alter­na­tives. Might expe­ri­encing cer­tain emo­tions help curb our desire for the short-​​​​term grat­i­fi­ca­tion that comes from […]

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The Ray Rice suspension

It can be dan­gerous busi­ness to pub­licly com­ment on the dis­ci­pli­nary action taken by NFL Com­mis­sioner Roger Goodell regarding Ravens run­ning back Ray Rice. His two-​​​​game sus­pen­sion of Rice for […]

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Welcome home, Lebron

The star­tling announce­ment that Lebron James will return home to play for the Cleve­land Cav­a­liers has set the sports world all ajumble. Of course, the world’s finest bas­ket­ball player will […]

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I believe that we will win!’

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is over as far as the United States team is con­cerned. The extra time defeat at the hands (actu­ally, the feet) of Bel­gian squad […]

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The outdated bachelor’s degree

The 1.7 mil­lion stu­dents who grad­u­ated from Amer­ican col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in recent months, their newly minted bachelor’s degrees in hand, face bleak prospects. Their average student-​​​​loan debt is some […]

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Caravaggio could be the key to a new Detroit

As Detroit’s bank­ruptcy pro­ceed­ings con­tinue to unfold, once again some cred­i­tors and com­men­ta­tors are arguing that the city should sell off the Detroit Insti­tute of Art’s art col­lec­tion to pay […]

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The demise of a racial slur

The U.S. Patent & Trade­mark Office has can­celled the Wash­ington Red­skins’ trade­mark reg­is­tra­tion, calling the foot­ball team’s name dis­paraging to Native Amer­i­cans. While this is the first step in what […]

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