Did Laughter Evolve to Make Us Healthy?
National Geographic: Researchers are looking into what laughter can do for our health. More than a form of communication, laughter helps people thrive. Some folks take that to heart and gather for “laughter yoga.” Watch
Masters of Love
The Atlantic: Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and
Jonathan Haidt — The Psychology Behind Morality
On Being: The surprising psychology behind morality is at the heart of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s research. “When it comes to moral judgments,” he says, “we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually
Thirteen in Years, but 10 or 15 in Thoughts and Action
The New York Times: Gather together a random assortment of 13-year-olds, and you’ll likely find yourself looking at a group of people who have only their age in common. Some will be way into teenage
Where’s The Line Between Cheating A Little and Cheating A Lot?
NPR: Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains the hidden reasons we think it’s okay to cheat or steal. He says we’re predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we don’t even realize. Listen to
Studying Human-Computer Interaction at Microsoft Research
Science Magazine: At most scientific conferences, almost every nametag you see dangling from people’s necks shows a university title. But this wasn’t the case for many people wandering the halls last month at the annual meeting