How to (Kind of) Master Your Neuroticism

Inter­nally, having a fine-​​​​grained under­standing of your emo­tional states can be lib­er­ating. Since the 1990s, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity psy­chol­o­gist Lisa Feldman Bar­rett has devel­oped the con­cept of “emo­tional granularity.”Her and others’ […]

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Why humanely raised meat tastes better

People who buy more humanely raised meat obvi­ously do so for moral rea­sons. But there’s more going on with these labels than the objec­tive infor­ma­tion they convey. A long line […]

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Talking Hillary and Trump with Michael Dukakis

Michael Dukakis is hunched over in his office in the Renais­sance Park Building in Boston, rum­maging through card­board boxes on the floor. The political-​​​​science depart­ment at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has just […]

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Mass shootings aren’t on the rise

It’s only nat­ural, faced with atroc­i­ties like those that took place in Aurora or Sandy Hook or Isla Vista, to sink into a “What the hell is wrong with the […]

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