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"Rest and be thankful." -William Wadsworth

What does it mean to be thankful? When I think about the things that I am thankful for, they all seem to revolve around what separates me from others either by individuality or circumstance. 397 more words


Non-Scientific Observations of Gratitude

Thanksgiving, November 26, 2015.  This wonderful annual tradition of gratitude is almost here.

There is always much written about gratitude at this time of year.  But, what seems different this year is that much of the writing is motivated by scientific studies.   683 more words

This New Study Suggests That Yelpers Are Actually Racist

Now, a moment of sobering news: even restaurants get judged through the lens of skin color. That’s what a new study from CUNY found when they looked at Yelp reviews for restaurants in two different Brooklyn neighborhoods—one primarily white-gentrifying, and the other primarily black-gentrifying. 433 more words


Let's Go To Lithuania! New Study Drops Dime On How Countries Drink

What’s going on in Lithuania? A new report released by the OECD (that is, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) points to our northern-European friend as having the highest consumption of alcohol per capita—14 liters per year. 251 more words


Chinese Salt Contains Plastic, And Yours Probably Does Too

Pollution is alive and well, folks. And according to a paper from Shanghai’s East China Normal University, table salt is the latest thing touched by its grubby little fingers. 270 more words


Revisiting The Scientific Proof That Dogs And Cats Are Capable Of Love

Any good dog owner has known since the beginning of time that man’s best friend is capable of love. Between the joyful wagging of a tail and those slobbery kissy smoochies – who’s a good, wittle kissybear, you are, yes you are! 262 more words