Jesse Singal

The Psychological Trick to Only Remembering the Good Parts of the Holidays
December 24, 2014

Don't dwell on the bad things and you might not even remember them. 

Can Potential Terrorists Be "Rehabilitated"?
December 19, 2014

What should governments do with fighters who've returned from Syria?

Stop Checking Your Email So Often. It's Stressing You Out.
December 05, 2014

A new study gives you a good reason to avoid Gmail.

Here’s What Happens When You Tell White People America Is Getting Less White
October 08, 2014

Science explores the nature of the "threat."

Steven Pinker: These Are the Grammar Rules You Don't Need to Follow
October 03, 2014

Why are we still clinging to these archaic rules? Toss'em! 

Study: Videos of Police Violence Might Worsen People's Biases
September 26, 2014

Dash cams and iPhone cameras might not be a cure-all.

How Young Can We Start Treating Autism?
September 11, 2014

The findings are pretty remarkable. 

From Mississippi to ‘The Corner’: A Tale of Right-Wing Wrongness
February 08, 2011

By now, it’s easy to be cynical about the Internet’s ability to degrade rational argument. After all, one can only read so many birther blogs without starting to go numb. Still, once in a while, the foggy chaos that is the online world parts, and we catch a glimpse of how the realm’s worst ideas form, adapt to the environment, and, despite their utter lack of fitness anywhere else (well, with the popular exceptions of AM radio and Fox News), thrive in cyberspace. Perhaps the best recent example is a chart that has been racing around the conservative blogosphere for the last few months.

Sarah Palin Gone Wild
November 15, 2010

If you were a food writer and were asked to rate the best cupcakes in your town, and the top bakery was owned and operated by a self-proclaimed puppy-kicker who happened to be a virtuoso in the kitchen, would you be able to evaluate his work without bias? Would you be able to take that first bite, close your eyes, and focus only on the tango of red velvet and buttercream, ignoring the visions in your head of yelping, innocent canines flying off of decks or into furniture? That's the challenge facing any non-Sarah-Palin fan (and we are legion) who tunes into "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on TLC.