Careful male allies can ease sexism at work

New research identifies how male allies in the workplace can help or hinder women facing sexism.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination gender jobs social-lives workplaces

To refocus interviewers, acknowledge facial marks?

To lessen focus on a birthmark, mole, or scar on your face during job interviews, researchers say you might want to bring it up right away.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture faces scar-tissue skin social-lives

Sixth graders learn and collaborate in this video game

Educators don't need programming skills to take advantage of a new framework for creating an educational video game.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology education gaming learning social-lives

Flame retardant turns social prairie voles into loners

Prairie voles are normally highly social, preferring to spend time with pals, especially their partners. But exposure to flame retardants changes all that.

Tracey Peake-NC State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology anxiety flame-retardants prairie-voles social-lives

People without ‘mainstream’ speech patterns make less

Speech patterns may play a big role in how much people make, according to new research. Part of that may be due to bias against certain ways of speaking.

U. Chicago | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture bias jobs money race-and-ethnicity social-lives speech

You can’t say that: In-group jokes go over better

New research suggests joke-tellers should stay in their lane. In-group jokes land better than when the joke-teller mocks a group to which they don't belong.

Jo Hickman-UQ | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture humor identity social-lives

Cynical voices online cut trust in journalism

Our trust in journalism can take a real hit because of cynical views online, research suggests.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture internet journalism politics social-lives social-media trust

Social lab mice would be better stand-ins for people

"Normally when we do these studies, we isolate the animals for their entire lives. This is not a good model for humans..."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Oct. 31, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology mice research science social-lives sounds

Why more kids don’t play outside

When kids don't have an opportunity to play outside, their physical, emotional, and social development can suffer, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture childrens-health families green-space income neighborhoods parents play social-lives

There are 3 types of arrogance

New research on arrogance provides a spectrum for the condition with three different levels.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs personality social-lives

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