you might be a psychopath if…

The psychopath in a suit is nothing like the ones that Hollywood forces on us. Axe wielding mass murderers are very rare. There is a more common psychopath that infects every level of society. Sociopaths and psychopaths show anti social behavior and an emotionless...

losing face

The New Yorker recently published a piece by neurologist Oliver Sacks about prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize faces. It’s a fascinating article because Sacks has the condition and writes well. Unfortunately, there is no linking to the article, but there...

what’s in a name? Plenty.

Live Science Baby Names Reveal More About Parents Than Ever Before The names people choose to give their children communicate a wealth of social information — more so now than ever before. A new analysis of name statistics suggests that the meaning conveyed by a...

belief in free will predicts success

Mind Hacks: A delightful study just published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science found that belief in free will predicted job performance better than conscientiousness, belief in influence over life events and a commitment to a ‘Protestant...

bait and switch

Victor Davis Hanson: I’ve collated the dozens of articles from liberal thinkers that explain why so far Obama—the candidate of hope and change, and cleaning out the entrenched status quo that so warps our D.C. politics and ensures stasis in our policies—has...