Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. Brought to you each Tuesday from the editors of JSTOR Daily.
Breadwinners would trade money for time (the Conversation)
by Shireen Kanji
Work-life balance issues are not just for the ladies. A study of Western European men found that high-status bread-winners are particularly willing to trade some of their pay for more free time.
How entitlement can help poor kids succeed (the New York Times)
by Anthony Abraham Jack
Students from disadvantaged backgrounds can do very well at elite colleges—but it really helps if they already experienced a similar academic culture at a fancy prep school. A sociologist explains from his research and personal experience the way feeling entitled to professors’ attention helps young adults succeed.
Meet Homo naledi (IFL Science)
By Justine Alford
On the extraordinary discovery of small-brained human ancestors from at least 2 million year ago who buried their dead and may, possibly, have used fire.
Love and iPhones (Slate)
By Amanda Hess
Think nothing says romance like a hand-written letter? A growing body of research says you’re wrong. Digital communication seems to be bringing romantic partners closer together than ever before.
The value of a deadly sin (The New Yorker)
by Maria Konnikova
Does envy make us miserable and mean? Yes. But researchers have found it can also be a source of inspiration. The trick is believing we, too, can do better.
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