For the French philosopher and writer Albert Camus, the Greek myth of Sisyphus perfectly captured the human condition. Sisyphus was condemned to a life of meaningless activity—pushing a boulder up a hill again and again and again, without purpose or accomplishment. If the miscreant king had any hope of finding More
What makes some people give blood and bake casseroles for their neighbors, while others mutter about taxes from behind closed blinds? A new paper published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science finds that part of the answer—but not all—may be in their genes. The hormones More
NPR: If you’re the parent of a teenager, you likely find yourself routinely embroiled in disputes with your child. Those disputes are the symbol of teen developmental separation from parents. It’s a vital part of growing up, but it can be extraordinarily wearing on parents. Now researchers suggest that those More
Wiener Zeitung: “Gott soll einen behüten vor allem, was noch ein Glück war”, zitiert Friedrich Torberg seine Tante Jolesch. Mit seinen Büchern über die Tante Jolesch er nicht nur seiner Jugend und dem jüdischen Leben im Wien und Prag der Zwischenkriegszeit, sondern auch dem Schönreden ein Denkmal gesetzt. Wer vom More
Corriere della Sera: Secondo uno studio delle Università del Kentucky e della Florida pubblicato su Psychological Science, quando siamo convalescenti sviluppiamo una sorta di sesto senso nei confronti di chi potrebbe essere portatore di un agente infettivo per noi dannoso in quel particolare momento in cui ancora non ci siamo More
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