How to distinguish a psychopath from a ‘shy-chopath’

Ted Bundy, a day before his execution in January 1989. AP Photo/Mark Foley What makes a criminal a psychopath? Their grisly deeds and commanding presence attract our attention – look no further than Ted Bundy,…

How being beautiful influences your attitudes toward sex

Beauty can mean more opportunities – but can it also influence values? Nataliass/Shutterstock.com People tend to feel strongly about matters of sexual morality, such as premarital sex or gay marriage. Some sources of these differences…

A Danish word the world needs to combat stress: Pyt

Instead of overreacting to minor slights, it’s healthier to just say, ‘pyt.’ Ezume Images/Shutterstock.com Danes are some of the happiest people in the world, and they also happen to have a lot of cool words…

Oscars 2019: Beyond the stats, why diversity matters

Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ has been nominated for best adapted screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP With the Academy Awards approaching, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released its most…

A brief history of presidential lethargy

A television set turned on in the West Wing of the White House. AP Photo/Susan Walsh No one doubts the job of president of the United States is stressful and demanding. The chief executive deserves…

How white became the color of suffrage

Female members of Congress wore white in a nod to suffragists during the State of the Union. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster During President Donald Trump’s Feb. 5 State of the Union address, scores of Democratic congresswomen…

This trait could be key to a lasting romance

‘I’m not perfect – and I know you aren’t, either.’ Pixabay Passion and commitment are widely believed to be the foundation of strong romantic relationships. But a relationship is made of two unique individuals, and…