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Liberals Do Drink More Lattes, but Maybe Not for the Reasons You Think

The term “latte liberal” has been a popular way to disparage American progressives as uppity and out of touch, but does a person’s coffee preference really say something about his or her political ideology? According to a new study, it does. Liberals do drink more lattes, but it’s not because they’re liberals. Liberals, the research...

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Religion Is Uniquely Human, but Computer Simulations May Help Us Understand Religious Behavior

When disaster strikes, people often turn to religion for comfort and support. A powerful recent example of this comes from a study called “Faith after an Earthquake,” by prominent New Zealand religion and society researchers Chris Sibley and Joseph Bulbulia. They document an uptick in religious service attendance in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand,...

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Do Bouncers at Clubs Enforce Dress Codes Equally Across Races?

When videotape surfaced of two men being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for loitering, some criticized the store manager, questioning whether she wrongly evaluated the men as criminal because of both their race and the way they were dressed. While Starbucks managers may be called upon sometimes to evaluate their customers’ appearance, bouncers at urban...

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3 Vital Ways to Measure How Much a University Education Is Worth

3 vital ways to measure how much a university education is worth Editor’s note: Today we begin a new series in which we ask the leaders of our country’s colleges and universities to address some of the most pressing issues in higher education. The past several years have seen increased calls for colleges and universities...

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Women in Tech Suffer Because of American Myth of Meritocracy

The American dream is built on the notion that the U.S. is a meritocracy. Americans believe success in life and business can be earned by anyone willing to put in the hard work necessary to achieve it, or so they say. Thus, Americans commonly believe that those who are successful deserve to be so and...

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Why the Christian Right Opposes Pornography but Still Supports Trump

Many commentators have pointed out the hypocrisy of Christian leaders who claim a moral high ground while supporting President Donald Trump. The latest scandal involving an alleged extramarital affair with pornographic film star Stormy Daniels proves no exception. The Christian right that supports Trump has found ways to justify their support of the president, for...