How the “Organic” Label Leaves Small Farmers Out
The USDA's requirements for organic labeling make it easier for large agri-business than the smaller farmers you'd think of as "organic."
Little Red Riding Hood On Campus: Women & Public Space
According to one criminologist, “constructing public space as dangerous to women ... reinforces traditional gender norms which emphasize women as vulnerable."
Ending the Myths about Domestic Homicide
There has been a spike in domestic violence amid the COVID-19 crisis, according to a recent report from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
What Leisure Means for People Who Are Homeless
It's a human right to have opportunities for rest and time off. Even if you live on the streets.
The “Social Distance” between Africa and African-Americans
American popular culture inhibits a close relationship between African-Americans and the African continent.
Is Disgust Related to Morality?
The disgust response acts as a behavioral immune system, protecting us from disease, but produces strong reactions to perceived out-groups.
Smoking Banana Peels to Get High Was Briefly a Thing
But it didn't work. The rumor, spread by the underground press in 1967, probably led to many disappointed hippies.
The Truth about Lying
You can’t spot a liar just by looking, but psychologists are zeroing in on methods that might actually work.
Why Do We Listen to Sad Music?
Scientists investigate the emotional and physical effects of sad music, in an ongoing quest to explain the "paradox of pleasurable sadness."
Was the Capitol Attack Part of a New Wave of Terrorism?
A political scientist suggests that the right-wing violence of recent years might be a new current in a longer history.