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What your ability to engage with stories says about your real-life...

Nathan Silver, The Ohio State University and Michael Slater, The Ohio State University The best TV shows and films don’t simply distract from the drudgery...

Marijuana legalization – a rare issue where women are more conservative...

Laurel Elder, Hartwick College and Steven Greene, North Carolina State University Surveys show that on issue after issue, women are more liberal than men, save...

The pitfalls of the narcissistic NBA player

Emily Grijalva, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Why do star players sometimes hurt their team’s performance? Last season, the Boston Celtics...

How social media is helping Big Tobacco hook a new generation...

Robert Kozinets, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Big Tobacco is increasingly using social media to find new ways to hook...

Want better tips? Go for gold

Na Young Lee, University of Dayton Although tipping is generally thought to be a voluntary payment meant to express gratitude to a service worker, the...

Worry over kids’ excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever...

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for...

The lies we tell on dating apps to find love

David Markowitz, University of Oregon Nearly one-fourth of young adults are looking for love through dating websites or apps. This relatively new form of courtship...

Scientists are developing greener plastics – the bigger challenge is moving...

Richard Gross, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Synthetic plastics have made many aspect of modern life cheaper, safer and more convenient. However, we have failed to figure...

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Kenya’s harsh new security laws put hundreds of thousands of refugees...

By Neil James Wilson, City University London Kenya has passed a controversial amendment to the country’s existing security laws, days after heated debates led to...