Poor Kids, Social Mobility, and Their Contexts

A different angle on the issue of poor kids in America and abroad in an issue of Ethos
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Psy-Q: Does Your Horoscope Affect School Performance?

Does one's horoscope birth date impact performance in school? A look at the research.
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How to Have a Happy Marriage: Overestimate Your Spouse’s Good Qualities

Newlyweds’ perceptions of each other during “honeymoon period.” Can research tell us anything about how to have a happy marriage?

Brian Williams and Our Treacherous Memories

There’s been some hand-wringing from pundits about truth and memory in the wake of Brian Williams recent embellishments.

Talk About Terrorism: Metaphors We Live and Die By

The four main metaphors of counter terrorism and their implications.

Are Bilingual People Smarter Than People Who Speak One Language?

Is the bilingual advantage real? Are bilingual people smarter than people who speak one language?
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Should Vaccination Be Compulsory?

While science is clear that vaccines are safe and effective, it is silent on whether or not mandating compulsory vaccination is the right thing to do.
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Sociologists Test Six Arguments For and Against Capital Punishment

The sociologists Michael Radlet and Marian Borg test out six arguments for and against capital punishment.

AT&T: Birth of the First Social Network

The first transcontinental telephone call was put through on January 25, 1915.

Do Good Students Make Bad Teachers?

The relationship between GPA and the performance of good and bad teachers seems modest at best.