New research shows how human emotions affect the likelihood to misbehave on Black Friday, as well as a significant difference between men and women.
By Samantha N. N. Cross, The Conversation
At Thanksgiving, what makes turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie so special? This researcher and her colleagues studied 99 years of Thanksgiving ads in Good Housekeeping magazine to find out.
By David Choffnes, The Conversation
As the Federal Communications Commission takes up a formal proposal to reverse the Obama-era Open Internet Order, a key question consumers and policymakers alike are asking is: What difference do these rules make?…
By Alma Gottlieb, The Conversation
An anthropologist explores why there’s no one-size-fits-all model of child-rearing advice for all the world’s parents.
By Andrew Hwang, The Conversation
Use school arithmetic, common knowledge and a little imagination to train your emotional sense for the large numbers shaping our daily lives.
By Marc-Antoine Fardin, The Conversation
A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this definition.
By Ted Afield, The Conversation
The tax code overhaul pending in Congress is littered with provisions that would make it a lot harder for most Americans to go to college or grad school, writes Ted Afield, director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic…
By James L. Gelvin, The Conversation
Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the Manhattan bike path attack, wasn't a devout Muslim. He cursed and came late to prayers. A terrorism expert explains why such a man may want to be a martyr.
By Laura Gant, The Conversation
Advocates say daylight saving time saves energy and wins wars. But studies show that injuries and illnesses rise when the clocks change.
By Leo Braudy, The Conversation
All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
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