Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
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The 'good' side of our nature is much more deep-rooted than the 'evil' side.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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Social distancing increased over the course of human history – but so did empathy and new ways to connect
People have changed over time, growing ever more distant and isolated from others – while at the same time finding new ways and technologies that let individuals connect and feel with others.
April 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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