Are McMansions Making People Any Happier?

theatlantic.com –  By Joe Pinsker – American homes are a lot bigger than they used to be. In 1973, when the Census Bureau started tracking home sizes, the median size of a newly built house was just over 1,500 square feet; that figure …

Experiment on the power of words not exactly scientific

globaltimes.cn – Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China – Teachers at a primary school in Southwest China thought they had come up with a cute science experiment but soon learned they had reached the wrong conclusion, after their methodology was roundly criticized on social media.Teachers …

U.S. Cancels Journalist’s Award Over Her Criticism of Trump

foreignpolicy.com – By Reid Standish, Robbie Gramer – Jessikka Aro, a Finnish investigative journalist, has faced down death threats and harassment over her work exposing Russia’s propaganda machine long before the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. In January, the U.S. State Department took notice, …