TV Needs to Stop Treating Mental Illness as a Superpower

ABC's "Black Box" is an absurdly clumsy example of one of pop culture's most noxious tropes.

Your Self Is Located in Your Chest, Says New Study

Psychologists search for the subjective location of the self. Some say it's in the torso, others say it's in the eyes.

For Boys, Moving to a Wealthier Neighborhood Is as Traumatic as Going to War

The boys were thought of as thugs. Girls, on the other hand, were seen as helpless victims. 

There's No Such Thing as a "Real Man"

What Obama and Michael Grimm both get wrong about masculinity.

Should This Inmate Get a State-Financed Sex Change Operation?

It depends on what you think we owe society's worst.

I Know What Chelsea Manning is Going Through

I know what Chelsea Manning is going through. 

The "World Domination Summit" Wants to Teach People to Do What They Love

It's meant to inspire people to leave corporate life and do what they love. But what does that mean for the rest of us?

New Dads Get More Breaks than New Moms in the Office

25% of people found it "admirable" when a man took care of his kids. Only 3% thought so about women. 

What Do Employees Think About The Future Of Work?

New survey results show that flexibilty and gender equality are the key to the future workplace

It's Time to Pay Prisoners the Minimum Wage

Giving convicts labor equality will help our conscience and our bottom line. 

Freelance Workers Are Our Future. So Why Are We Penalizing Them?

Our government can't distinguish between an employee and a contractor. And that's hurting our freelancers and our future.

Are America's Unions Too Local?

A labor economist explains how an industry-wide collective bargaining system would revolutionize the way we work 

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