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Rich people give more to charity when you make them feel powerful

New Scientist

APPEALING to wealthy people's sense of personal power rather than their community spirit seems to encourage them to give more money to charity. Psychologists already knew that rich people value their individual ability to control events more than lower-income earners do, says Ashley Whillans at Harvard University. Appealing to this independent mindset encouraged wealthy people to donate more money to a charity aimed at ending poverty, found Whillans and her colleagues. That work was published in 2017. To continue reading this premium article, subscribe for unlimited access.

Here are the surprisingly weird foods people hate the most in each state


If the way to your heart is through your stomach, you're not alone. But just cause you love to eat, doesn't mean you can't get a little picky. Thanks to the dating app Hater, which matches people based on what they both dislike, we now know which foods and drinks are the most hated in each state. Of course, the data totally depends on the single people from each state that are using the app, but this doesn't make the results any less interesting. Ok, time to sink our teeth into this.

Darwin's Theory of Evolution Roiled U.S. on Eve of Civil War

National Geographic

Agassiz was trained in Paris and was teaching in Switzerland, when he was invited by Harvard to come and give a series of lectures in the 1840s. And he basically never left. It was the first time in his life that he encountered black people, African-Americans, and he had an immediate visceral reaction. This shaped his application of special creationism to humans, in a theory that came to be known as polygenesis. He argues that white people were created in a particular zone in Europe, black people were created in Africa, and Asian people were created in the Asian part of the world.

13 things only drunk people can do


Often drunk people are considered a nuisance to society. For now, we will celebrate our weekend alter-egos. The alter-egos society, our friends, parents and strangers alike have unanimously decided were the "worst version of ourselves." Let us take a moment away to examine what, when we are slurring our words and calling our engaged exes, we really bring to the table. Here, friends, in this safe and supportive place, we celebrate all the things drunk people can do that no one else can.


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"Their fan base came from well beyond Oklahoma City," zoo chief marketing Director Greg Heanue said. "We had people from the Czech Republic and everywhere else you can think of. It's interesting when you start getting feedback from all over the world. We had people from Australia complaining about the position of the camera."