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  • Which Prisoners Get Visitors?

    chris uggen's weblog
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Prisoners who can maintain ties to people on the outside tend to do better -- both while they're incarcerated and after they're released. A new Crime and Delinquency article by Joshua Cochran, Daniel Mears, and William Bales, however, shows relatively low rates of visitation. The study was based on a cohort of prisoners admitted into and released from Florida prisons from November 2000 to April 2002. On average, inmates only received 2.1 visits over the course of their entire incarceration period. Who got visitors? As the figure below shows, prisoners who are younger, white or…
  • Who is a Low Wage Earner?

    Everyday Sociology Blog
    W. W. Norton
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    By Karen Sternheimer The mayor of Los Angeles has proposed increasing the minimum wage to $13.25 an hour in the city, and requested an analysis of the potential impact an increase would have on workers and businesses.  Researchers from UC Berkeley’s Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics produced a report and concluded that more than a half a million workers in the city would get a raise (those earning minimum wage and those earning below the proposed minimum wage). The report provides a demographic profile on these low-wage workers. They comprise 37 percent of those earning wages in…
  • Sociology, Sidewalks, and Walking

    Everyday Sociology Blog
    W. W. Norton
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    By Teresa Irene Gonzales If a city’s streets look interesting, the city looks interesting; if they look dull, the city looks dull. (Jane Jacobs). Have you ever noticed that your walking pace changes depending on where you’re walking, and where you’re walking to? Have you noticed that walking involves an interaction with space as you’re moving through it? I love walking, I love walking quickly, and I love walking on sidewalks. Even though sidewalks lead to paths already known, they also provide an opportunity for one to really look at the surroundings, notice shifts within social life…
  • Smelling Liberal, Thinking Conservative

    NYT > Sociology
    4 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Your scent reveals your innate belief system.
  • Lead Teacher for Psychology & Sociology, Waltham Forest

    SOCIOLOGY - Yahoo News Search Results
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    "One of the strengths of the school is the way every student is treated as an individual with the potential to succeed. as a result students flourish."
 
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  • Lead Teacher for Psychology & Sociology, Waltham Forest

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    "One of the strengths of the school is the way every student is treated as an individual with the potential to succeed. as a result students flourish."
  • UC appoints head of the Macmillan Brown Research Centre

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:04 pm
    The University of Canterbury has appointed Fijian academic Dr Steven Ratuva as professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and director of the prestigious Macmillan Brown Research Centre for Pacific Studies.
  • Meet Vicki Van Patten, Western Michigan University 2014 Homecoming Court

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Hannah Ball A&E Editor Vicki Van Patten The raindrops on Vicki Van Patten’s umbrella represent the different organizations she is involved with. Courtesy photo from Vicki Van Patten.   Major: sociology Minor: communication studies Favorite Junk Food: chips and queso …
  • Alamon: A bid for relevance

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    FROM October 16-18, 2014, sociologists from all over the country and abroad are assembling at the Mindanao State University-General Santos for the annual Philippine Sociological Society National Conference. I have been looking forward to this meeting of kindred spirits and critical minds.
  • Teacher of Sociology, Lewisham

    5 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    We are seeking to appoint a permanent full-time teacher of Sociology to join our highly successful faculty. Prendergast Ladywell School is a non-selective 11-16 comprehensive school.
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  • Who is a Low Wage Earner?

    W. W. Norton
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    By Karen Sternheimer The mayor of Los Angeles has proposed increasing the minimum wage to $13.25 an hour in the city, and requested an analysis of the potential impact an increase would have on workers and businesses.  Researchers from UC Berkeley’s Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics produced a report and concluded that more than a half a million workers in the city would get a raise (those earning minimum wage and those earning below the proposed minimum wage). The report provides a demographic profile on these low-wage workers. They comprise 37 percent of those earning wages in…
  • Understanding Violence Sociologically

    W. W. Norton
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Peter Kaufman Violence is ubiquitous. We see it in television shows, movies, video games, and advertisements; we read about it in news articles, magazines, and books; we speak about it—both literally when we recount what’s happening in the world, but more often figuratively with an array of violent phrases that pervade our everyday speech;  we fear it with our security systems, gun purchases, and police forces; and we experience it, directly or indirectly, in our homes, schools, communities, workplaces, playing fields, and battlefields. Source:…
  • Sociology, Sidewalks, and Walking

    W. W. Norton
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    By Teresa Irene Gonzales If a city’s streets look interesting, the city looks interesting; if they look dull, the city looks dull. (Jane Jacobs). Have you ever noticed that your walking pace changes depending on where you’re walking, and where you’re walking to? Have you noticed that walking involves an interaction with space as you’re moving through it? I love walking, I love walking quickly, and I love walking on sidewalks. Even though sidewalks lead to paths already known, they also provide an opportunity for one to really look at the surroundings, notice shifts within social life…
  • Sociology, Murals, and Communities

    W. W. Norton
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    By Sally Raskoff Have you seen any murals in your community? If so, do you know what they depict? Do you know the history behind them? Finding such murals can be a good exercise for your sociological imagination. There is one mural right next door to my college: The Great Wall of Los Angeles. It is a half-mile long, located along the interior wall of the Los Angeles River – yes, our river runs within a concrete channel, built to control the unruly flow of water. With our current state of drought, however, we don’t have much water flowing so we can see the entire mural! Photo courtesy of…
  • Social Interaction and Drought Shaming

    W. W. Norton
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Karen Sternheimer There is currently a severe drought in California, and this summer new rules went into effect to conserve water. For instance, a water feature (like a fountain) must re-circulate the same water. You cannot hose down the sidewalk, nor can you wash your car with a hose that doesn’t have a shutoff nozzle. Your lawn cannot be watered between 9 am and 5 pm (to limit evaporation). A violation of these new rules could result in a $500 ticket. Authorities can’t possibly police every violation, so they are hoping that the public helps by complying and asking neighbors to…
 
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  • Project Update: Using Twitter in Sociology Teaching and Learning

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Emma Head and Ala Sirriyeh We are now in the third week of our teaching innovation project.  We have asked students to complete a questionnaire detailing their use of social media and noting their perceptions of using social media in education.  Next week we will be running focus groups with students to discuss these topics in more detail.Ala has been making use to Twitter to alert students to news stories, journal articles, and other resources that are relevant to the 'Race', Racism, and Resistance module.  Seminar activities have also been documented in tweets.
  • A Sociology of the Seasons?

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    By Dr Andy ZieleniecAs a sociologist of culture or a cultural sociologist I am interested in the various ways in which we make and represent meaning to ourselves and to others. How we create and share and reflect on the present connected to the past and predicting, hoping and aspiring to some vision of the future. We do this within social contexts in which our material and physical environments also impact and influence our understanding of the social processes, forms and structures that affect our experiences of being in the world. An intrinsic part of this is how we interact with…
  • Stiegler’s University

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    On Wednesday the first Sociology / Social Policy research seminar of the new academic year is scheduled. Mark Featherstone will talk about his recent work, 'Stiegler's University':Wednesday, 22nd October12pm-1pmCBC0.005AbstractIn this paper I read Stiegler’s work on youth, and especially his discussion of attention from Taking Care of Youth and the Generations, and the decadent society, formulated across three volumes of Disbelief and Discredit, through the lens of the contemporary university in order to develop a theory of the potentially utopian and dystopian conditions of higher…
  • Using Twitter in Sociology Teaching and Learning – Research Project Launch!

    9 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today sees the launch of a new research project titled ‘Using Twitter in Sociology Teaching and Learning'. The project is being led by Dr Emma Head and Dr Ala Sirriyeh, and is funded by Keele's Teaching Innovation Project Scheme. The objectives of this investigation are to firstly assess the use of Twitter as a tool to promote enhanced student learning and engagement on a sociology module and, secondly, to explore the role of social media in the education and wider lives of undergraduate students.  The research will evaluate the use of Twitter as a teaching and learning tool in a…
  • The Big Sociology Project: Welcome Week 2014 at Keele

    3 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    By Dr Ala Sirriyeh, Lecturer in Sociology  It has been a great pleasure this week to welcome the wonderful new first year Sociology students to Keele. As part of the Welcome Week activities, on Thursday we ran a workshop titled ‘The Big Sociology Project’. This workshop was in the style of a 'treasure hunt' and was essentially aimed at getting students involved in the practice of ‘being sociological’. The project introduced them to thinking about what sociology is and also about how you ‘do’ sociology by conducting a mini sociological study of Keele and the surrounding area.
 
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  • ello is now a public benefit corporation

    Dan Hirschman
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    As part of our continuing discussion over the ethics of Facebook’s emotional manipulation study, Philip Cohen advanced the idea that we should simply declare FB a public utility and regulate it as such: But Facebook is too big, and they own irreplaceable archives of hundreds of millions of people’s stuff. I figure just nationalize it or regulate it as a public utility – call it critical infrastructure. Then let private companies out-innovate boring Facebook.gov if they want to and win people away. This notion struck me as a bit extreme, but provocative in just the right way. What…
  • badges

    jeremy
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Don’t these badges look nifty? You can display them girl-scout style at the top of your article if it fulfills various open science practices. Should quant sociology have something like this? (Nothing against my qual-pals, just harder to see how it would work.)
  • asa renewal – now with social media

    tina
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Look! When you renew your ASA membership, there are now fields for you to enter your Twitter, handle, blog address, or other social media info. This is something that we requested on the Task Force on Social Media (now the Task Force on Engaging Sociology) that was begun by President Annette Lareau last year to improve the ASA’s engagement with social media. If you input your Twitter handle here, for example, the ASA can include the info on our nametags at the conference, create a list of sociologists’ blogs, etc. It is all optional, of course.
  • data disclosure checklist

    jeremy
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happened across the data disclosure checklist required by Management Science. So simple! Indicate (e.g., by underlining) “Yes” or “No”: Yes No - This manuscript includes analysis of data (e.g., field data, simulated data, experimental data, primary data, secondary data, public data, private data, etc.). Yes No - If our manuscript is accepted we will provide the journal with our data so that it can be posted on the journal’s website. To promote additional research and to increase the credibility of a paper’s findings, data disclosure is encouraged but not required. Yes No - A…
  • reflexive anti-geneticism

    andrewperrin
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    This is my contribution to the ongoing symposium on genetics,race, and sociological theory as well as its twin on that other blog. A quick disclaimer: I was in graduate school with J. Shiao, lead author of the paper being discussed, and we talk occasionally at conferences. My view of the original paper is that its contribution is real but quite modest in the scheme of theory. The best way to read it is as a social-constructionist “friendly amendment” to constructivism’s tacit, yet stubborn, insistence that there is no biological basis for racial categorization. Genetic…
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  • against the neo-behaviorists

    Will
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    The LSE Impact Blog have been hosting a debate on the future of the social sciences, in anticipation of this event tomorrow evening, with Nicholas Christakis, whose article on the need to 'shake up' the social sciences made a bit of a stir last year. A more recent article by Amanda Goodall and Andrew Oswald lept enthusiastically aboard Christakis's bandwagon, from a British context. The tenor of this debate irks me. It employs the rhetoric of 'modernity' and 'anti-conservatism' in a similar way to Tony Blair, namely, to back all critics into corners where they do…
  • The Limits of Neoliberalism discussions

    Will
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    As part of the slow-burning promotion of my book, a couple of discussions have been published in recent weeks, exploring the book's arguments. Firstly, New Left Project published a two-part interview I did with Tom Mills, one of their editors. These can be read here [pt 1] and here [pt 2]. Secondly, Renewal organised a symposium of critical reviews of the book, with a response from me. I was really delighted with the quality of these commentaries from Bob Jessop, Stephanie Mudge and Jonathan Derbyshire. You can download the pdf of this symposium here. 
  • in praise of family existentialism

    Will
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to the cultural injunctions of the Guardian and Radio 4, I'm pretty obedient. In the past couple of weeks, I've seen Richard Linklater's film Boyhood and ploughed through most of the second volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle. The parallels are very striking, as many have noticed. On a superficial level, they include an attention to minor, arguably banal details of everyday life; a preoccupation with family and the parent-child relationship; a length that runs the risk of boredom; an absence of plot, conventionally understood; and above all, a heroic…
  • Listen to Big Ideas - what is neoliberalism?

    Will
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:31 am
    The Big Ideas event I spoke at on 'What is neoliberalism?' on Tuesday night turned out to be great fun, with unusually good questions and contributions from the audience. In case anybody would like to listen, here is a recording. It includes my talk, which lasts just over half an hour, and then an hour-long discussion.
  • Big Ideas discussion - What is Neoliberalism? - 29th July

    Will
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:06 am
    I'll be speaking at the next Big Ideas event, at the Wheatsheaf pub, 25 Rathbone Place, London, at 8pm on Tuesday 29th July. These events are organised by Andrew McGettigan, and take place on the last Tuesday of every month, for anyone who wants to turn up and discuss ideas. I'll be speaking on the topic 'What is neoliberalism?', and the blurb is here: It is often argued that, starting with the Reagan and Thatcher governments in the 1980s, economic policy-making around the world has become dominated by ‘neoliberalism’. This tends to imply something about free markets, but…
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  • another album length exploration of kosmic ultra-groove with joe henderson and alice coltrane

    fabiorojas
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    50+ chapters of grad skool advice goodness: Grad Skool Rulz/From Black Power
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    fabiorojas
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    From Binary This. 50+ chapters of grad skool advice goodness: Grad Skool Rulz/From Black Power
  • i don’t want to be right

    fabiorojas
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    That’s the name of an article in the New Yorker that explores the work of my good friend political scientist Brendan Nyhan. The essence of pretty simple: people don’t change beliefs if it somehow challenges their identity: Last month, Brendan Nyhan, a professor of political science at Dartmouth, published the results of a study that he and a team of pediatricians and political scientists had been working on for three years. They had followed a group of almost two thousand parents, all of whom had at least one child under the age of seventeen, to test a simple relationship: Could…
  • the latest at wustl

    epopp
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    As many of you know, Washington University decided to reestablish a sociology department after notoriously shutting theirs down some two decades ago. The Chronicle of Higher Ed has reported that the university has chosen the department’s first chair and associate chair — Steven Mazzari, a macroeconomist at Wash U., and Mark Rank, who started in Washington’s sociology department before moving to the School of Social Work in 1989. This seems like a surprising decision. The Chronicle writes: Administrators had considered appointing a senior figure in American sociology to be…
  • meet me in california!!!

    fabiorojas
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:16 pm
    This Friday, I will be a guest of the department of sociology at the University of Southern California. I’ll be giving a talk called “The Four Histories of Black Power: A Sociological Challenge to Black Power History”  It’s about how social movement theory can be used to critique and re-articulate our understanding of Black Power. Come by and say hello! 50+ chapters of grad skool advice goodness: Grad Skool Rulz/From Black Power
 
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  • Shootings and Elephants

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    October 25, 2014Posted by Jay LivingstonWhy would an apparently happy kid shoot several classmates? That seems to be the question that’s getting the attention of the press and perhaps the public. “Struggling to Find Motive,” said one typical headline. That’s the way we think about school shootings these days. It’s unlikely that any of the motives that turn up will be all that strange. Fryberg may have been upset by a racial comment someone had made the day before or by a break-up with a girl. He may have had other conflicts with other kids. Nothing unusual there.But “why” is not…
  • Risk Managers Are Worried About Inequality

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    October 23, 2014Posted by Jay LivingstonWho’s worrying about inequality? It’s not just the scraggly bunch that occupied Zucotti Park, and not just the lefty economists and sociologists hefting a copy of Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Professional Risk Managers’ International Association surveyed risk managers, and they too are uneasy about inequality.The majority (62%) said that inequality poses a risk to the economy. Only 14% were like “What, me worry?”I’m not sure what risk managers do, but I’m guessing  the profession does not draw many  socialists to its…
  • Et in Arcadia Inflation*

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    October 22, 2014Posted by Jay LivingstonWhat do you do when your published predictions prove wrong? How do you resolve the dissonance between your ideas and the facts? In a blogpost earlier this month (here), I looked at the responses of twenty-three economists who had written an open letter to Ben Bernanke warning of inflation unless he ended quantitative easing and tightened the Fed’s monetary policies. Bernanke ignored the warning, and inflation didn’t happen. I made the analogy between their responses and those of the religious millenerian cult described in When Prophecy Fails. When…
  • Hazing and Sexual Assault

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    October 21, 2014Posted by Jay LivingstonRandom thoughts on the Sayreville hazing. (If you are not familiar with this case, see yesterday’s Times article here.)1.  At least nobody is accusing the freshmen footballers of bring the assaults on themselves by dressing provocatively – those tight, shiny spandex-like pants, their torsos sometimes bare in the locker room. Nor is anyone saying, “if you don’t want seniors shoving their fingers up your butt, avoid being on the football team” the way women are told that if they don’t want to be raped, they shouldn’t drink too much at…
  • Names – The Last Shall Be First

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    October 16, 2014Posted by Jay LivingstonWhat to name the baby has become more and more of a problem. A few generations ago, you could give a boy a name that had always been in the family. When is the last time your heard a parent call, “Junior, come here”?  Parents in a high-status family could give a son a family name as a first name. Calvin Trillin used to say that his upper-class Yale classmates in the 1950s were named things like Thatcher Baxter Hatcher, III (and had nicknames like Mutt and Biff).In more recent generations, parents have been choosing names the way they might…
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  • Why Sex Offenders are Running for Office

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Locked Out (creative commons image by Jared Rodriguez)The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that a group of "sex offenders" are registering to vote and plan to run for elected office. I put "sex offenders" in quotations because these voters and office-seekers are not currently under supervision for any crime. Instead, they are "civilly committed," which means that they have either already completed their criminal sentences or, as is the case for over 50 clients, they were never charged as an adult for a sex offense. Although they are euphemistically called "clients" rather than…
  • Which Prisoners Get Visitors?

    5 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Prisoners who can maintain ties to people on the outside tend to do better -- both while they're incarcerated and after they're released. A new Crime and Delinquency article by Joshua Cochran, Daniel Mears, and William Bales, however, shows relatively low rates of visitation. The study was based on a cohort of prisoners admitted into and released from Florida prisons from November 2000 to April 2002. On average, inmates only received 2.1 visits over the course of their entire incarceration period. Who got visitors? As the figure below shows, prisoners who are younger, white or…
  • Real Gutter Stories

    9 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    It takes courage to tell a big audience of strangers how your picture somehow ended up next to the headline "Drug Bust Nets Large Haul: Police Find Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Viagra." The excellent Life of the Law podcast team brought a series of such painfully honest and powerful stories to the stage this summer. These two are my favorites, from two outstanding young scholars and friends.
  • Elliot Rodger and Violence Against Women

    24 May 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Shock, frustration, and rage. That's our reaction to the hate-filled video record that Elliot Rodger left behind. The 22-year-old, believed to have killed 6 people in Santa Barbara last night, left behind a terrible internet trail.I cannot and will not speculate about the "mind of the killer" in such cases, but I can offer a little perspective on the nature and social context of these acts. This sometimes entails showing how mass shootings (or school shootings) remain quite rare, or that crime rates have plummeted in the past 20 years. I won't repeat those reassurances here,…
  • Barney Kessel on Record Store Day

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Oh sure, it is much easier to get your music online. And it is much cheaper to obtain it via "sharing," to borrow the kids' charming euphemism, rather than "paying." But neither experience can match the unexpected delight of holding a treasured obscurity in a real record store. And if said obscurity remains in good condition, it can fill your home with a sound that warms and glows like an actual log on an actual fire. On this national record store day, I hunted for a romantic big-guitar Barney Kessel album to take the damp chill from the air. A fitting choice, it turns out, given Mr.
 
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  • World's richest man tries to defend wealth inequality | Al Jazeera America

    elevine89
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Bill Gates’ critique of Thomas Piketty is revealing for what it overlooks Source: america.aljazeera.com Mr. Gates. From what I understand, you attempt to do some good in this world with your wealth.  However, from what I understand, your Foundation generally subjects its recipients to a Hellish bureaucratic process that may take away from their ability to do any real good.  On top of that, your monopsony may very well have slowed the progress of software development because of your anti-social business practices. Let me cut to the chase here, for the people who actually will read…
  • Backwards Logic

    elevine89
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The authorities who currently sit in power have the whole idea of power backwards. It is love, honesty, care, and effective actions that people respond to, not force, or deception, or graft. The governing bodies of our world should have the same ethic, logic, and methodology as medical personnel who actually care about the well being of the public as if it were their own self. It is only through this exchange that people willingly fall into line behind people. It is only through care, benevolence, love, effective, and benevolent action that people reliably remain willing and able to follow…
  • The Never Ending Effects of Heartbreak

    mattisdivine
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    If you’ve ever experienced heartbreak you know its by far the most painful feeling in the world. I am not a parent so I’ve never lost a child, but I can imagine its simply heartbreak in a more traumatic and emotionally catastrophic form. I have lost close family before. There is no need to go into detail about that but honestly heartbreak is a much more complex pain to deal with. I think one of the most difficult aspects of heartbreak is the combination of the notions that it ultimately was our fault somehow and us convincing ourselves that there was something we could’ve done or said…
  • Rilke Letter 7

    The Perverted Sage
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    I wanted to try something a little different today. I somewhat recently decided to take a philosophy of literature class, and one of the secondary readings assigned was “Letters to a Young Poet” by Rainer Maria Rilke. The translation I have personally is a little clumsy, making for really bad English grammar. But he says many things in the second half of that collection with which I tend to agree. This letter particularly deals with some issues having to do with life and love. This man was a writer and poet to the core, and as such sometimes he’s difficult to understand even…
  • Hand Over Your Sermons and Your Freespeech

    M. C. Shelby
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is. ~Mahatma Gandhi   There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves. ~Junius Things have been going swimmingly well for LGBT rights this last year. Our culture has, in majority view, come around to the idea that this group of individuals should enjoy the same privileges in marriage and other things as do heterosexuals. There is some distance to go, quite a bit of rocky terrain to smooth out that will take time, but clearly the battle, at…
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  • How people view their own weight influences bariatric surgery success

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Negative feelings about one's own weight, known as internalized weight bias, influence the success people have after undergoing weight loss surgery, according to research appearing in the journal Obesity Surgery, published by Springer. The study, from the Geisinger Health System in the US, is considered the first and only study to examine internalized weight bias in relation to post-surgical weight loss success in adults. read more
  • Backpack physics: Smaller hikers carry heavier loads

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Hikers are generally advised that the weight of the packs they carry should correspond to their own size, with smaller individuals carrying lighter loads. Although petite backpackers might appreciate the excuse to hand off heavier gear to the larger members of the group, it turns out that they may not need the help. read more
  • What americans fear most -- new poll from Chapman University

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Chapman University has initiated the first comprehensive nationwide study on what strikes fear in Americans in the first of what is a planned annual study. According to the Chapman poll, the number one fear in America today is walking alone at night. read more
  • Less-numerate investors swayed by corporate report presentation effects

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Publicly traded corporations are increasingly publishing social responsibility reports for investors, who now consider such information alongside traditional financial data before investing in a company. read more
  • 'Red effect' sparks interest in female monkeys

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Recent studies showed that the color red tends increase our attraction toward others, feelings of jealousy, and even reaction times. Now, new research shows that female monkeys also respond to the color red, suggesting that biology, rather than our culture, may play the fundamental role in our "red" reactions. read more
 
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