Article of the Day: Magpies grieve for their dead (and even turn up for funerals)

With its aggressive behaviour and appetite for young chicks, the magpie doesn’t have a particularly good image when it comes to compassion. But according to some experts, the predator may have a tender side, feeling grief and routinely holding ‘funerals’ for fallen friends. Dr Marc Bekoff claims the rituals – which involve birds laying ‘wreaths’ of grass 

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Article of the Day: These Three Words Will Change Your Life for the Better

I know what you may be thinking: How can three words really change anyone’s life, including yours? I will tell you, however, that in my almost 30 years as a psychologist, and after sharing these three words with over 5,000 past and current counseling clients, no one has dismissed these three words! The vast majority 

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Article of the Day: How to Deal with Boring or Mundane Tasks

Use your curiosity to enjoy activities such as washing dishes and organizing. Character strengths have been referred to as our hidden superpowers, as our natural energy sources, and as our best, innermost qualities that make us human. What might surprise you is that your character strengths are more versatile than you realize. It’s obvious that 

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Article of the Day: Fear of Death Affects Human Attitudes Toward Animal Life

New insights may help scientists better understand the psychological motivations behind the murder and genocide of humans, says UA researcher Uri Lifshin, who has just co-authored findings published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. When reminded of death, humans become more likely to support killing animals, regardless of their existing attitudes about animal rights, 

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Article of the Day: Narcissism and Triangulation in Psychology and GeoPolitics

“… there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”–William Shakespeare Lately, in the world of intelligence and geopolitics, there is much talk about triangulation, what used to go by the name of Finlandization, now considered an obscene word in the world of diplomacy. “Velvet occupation” seems to be preferred. In any 

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