Don’t just fake it: ‘Deep acting’ emotions pays off at work

"Grin and bear it" might seem like the best strategy for emotion regulation at work, but new research suggests trying to real mean it will benefit you more.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions happiness jobs social-lives workplaces

Teen boys and girls now do equal amounts of housework

Teen boys and girls now do household chores in nearly equal measure, which could continue the long-term change to a more equal division of labor between men and women.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture families gender jobs teenagers

38% of mass shooters have committed domestic violence

New research on the overlap between domestic violence and mass shootings suggests firearm restrictions could help prevent these tragedies.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Why Rilke’s words still resonate (and appear in ‘Jojo Rabbit’)

An expert on Rainier Maria Rilke offers his take on why the Austrian poet and novelist's words resonate, particularly in films like the new "Jojo Rabbit."

James Devitt-NYU | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

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Kids and teens in prison need more support

Children and teens in the youth justice system have a higher prevalence of mental health disorders and suicidal behaviors than their peers, researchers say.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture prison suicide teenagers

US political division has outpaced other democracies

Political polarization in the US has gotten worse over the last four decades at a faster rate than in other major democracies, researchers find.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

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How black employees see racism at work depends on position

A study of black doctors, nurses, and health care technicians shows that a worker's position within an organization affect how they see racism at work.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Jan. 20, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias jobs race-and-ethnicity racism social-lives workplaces

Cybercriminals gang up to pull off a job, then disband

"...the ones causing the most damage are loose groups of individuals who come together to do one thing, do it really well... then disappear."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes hackers internet security

History almost forgot this speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Listen in as professor Jason Miller shares the nearly forgotten history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1966 speech in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Tracey Peake-NC State | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

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Are big tech monopolies ruining American capitalism?

Listen to this podcast to hear an economist explain how big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon are threatening capitalism.

U. Chicago | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

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