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Climate Change, Society, Uncategorized

Climate Change Leads to the Rise of Violence

  An analysis of 60 studies finds that warmer temperatures and extreme rainfall lead to a rise in violence. In the coming decades, the world’s changing climate could herald a rise in violence at every scale—from individuals to nations, from assault to war—according to a comprehensive new analysis of the link between climate and conflict.   Analyzing data from 60 […]

Society

English Speakers Increasingly Use Self-Centered Words Like ‘Get’ And ‘Choose’

What changes in language use can tell us about society By Shaunacy Ferro Individualistic Words Greenfield, Psychological Science 2013 The words that consistently pop up in published literature can tell us a lot about individual and cultural trends and values. Are people talking about their emotions more? Are people feeling depressed? Patricia Greenfield, a psychology professor at the University of […]

Matt Damon slams president Obama: no more friends (VIDEO)
Fun, Uncategorized

Matt Damon slams president Obama: no more friends (VIDEO)

Matt Damon and Barack Obama are no longer bros, at least according to Matt Damon. “He broke up with me,” Matt Damon said. “There are a lot of things that I really question, you know: the legality of the drone strikes, and these NSA revelations they’re, you know, it’s like, they’re, you know, Jimmy Carter came out and said we […]

How to spot a misogynist by the five classic lies they tell
Society

How to spot a misogynist by the five classic lies they tell

When you’re a feminist, you get used to misogynists trying to challenge the necessity of your politics. “Feminism’s finished! Women are equal now and there’s no use for all the hairy arm-pitted rubbish! Quit your yapping! Embrace your curves!” But misogynist isn’t a very fashionable kind of word – I mean, no one saunters into a room proudly pronouncing, ‘My […]

Politics, Uncategorized

The Kosovization of Greece

“The manic attempt to keep Greece in the eurozone under conditions that are not sustainable is turning the country into a sort of Kosovo, an EU protectorate that produces little but surplus labour” By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard “Nothing as devastating as this has ever been seen in my country before,” said Prof Yanis Varoufakis from Athens University. “The spirit of the Greek […]