The Atlantic: It’s hard to know how to feel about Obamacare right now. One one hand, there’s outrage at stories that like that of San Francisco resident Lee Hammack and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, two middle-income people who had their affordable, comprehensive Kaiser plan cancelled and can only obtain a More
The Huffington Post: What do those words evoke for you? For me, because I still have fragments of T.S. Eliot’s poetry bouncing around my neurons, those lyrical words trigger the idea of growing old, with all its associated aches and pains and slowing down. Other words might do the same More
Die Welt: Die Zahl der Toten nach einer Naturkatastrophe hat mehr Einfluss auf die Spendenbereitschaft als die Zahl der Überlebenden. Das geht aus einer Studie der Rotterdam School of Management hervor, die im Fachjournal “Psychological Science” veröffentlicht wurde. “Unsere Forschung zeigt, dass Spender gemeinhin dazu neigen, nicht zu prüfen, wer More
Slate: Pakistani authorities say at least 45 people were killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country’s southwestern Baluchistan province today. As my colleague Josh Voorhees writes, that number is likely to rise, and reporting by Gul Yusufzai of Reuters suggests the damage caused by the quake, which More
People pay more attention to the number of people killed in a natural disaster than to the number of survivors when deciding how much money to donate to disaster relief efforts, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The donation bias More
Imagine this scenario. You’ve purchased tickets for an outdoor music festival, featuring several of your favorite bands. The tickets are pricey—$400—but it will be an experience to remember. Then, on the morning of the festival, a major storm moves into the region, and a hard, cold rain begins to fall. More
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