“Must-Avoid Viewing” – Ten Recent Movies that the Critics Unanimously Hated

“Must-Avoid Viewing” – Ten Recent Movies that the Critics Unanimously Hated

Looking for something not to stream tonight? Here’s a look at ten recent movies that received exactly zero per cent favourable ratings from the critics. Just this week the movie rating site Cinemascore broke out their rare F grade for Jennifer Lawrence’s new movie mother!, as critics called it one of the worst movies, not just of the year, but

Giving a speech? Here’s how to tell a good joke

Giving a speech? Here’s how to tell a good joke

Hasan Minhaj did not exactly knock them dead at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 29. He was shouty, some of his jokes were clunkers and he delivered many of them waytooquickly. But he nailed one, by applying one of the first rules of public speaking: slow down. He set the joke up by saying “I love that everybody’s drinking, having

I’m Stressed, You’re Stressed, We’re Fine

I’m Stressed, You’re Stressed, We’re Fine

Want to deal with stress? Find someone else stressed. Together, you can both be not stressed. Or calm, the dictionary tells us. A study published in Social Psychological & Personality Science found that commiserating with a similarly stressed person (that is, someone facing the same stressor) can reduce the stress of both parties. For the study, researchers had fifty-two students

How Twitter Shapes Public Opinion

How Twitter Shapes Public Opinion

Twitter may be a lair of narcissists and trolls, but it’s become something of a bellwether, for better or for worse. The question is, how? Researchers in China investigated the question in a study published in the awesomely-named Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. Basically, the researchers harvested a bunch of twitter data from early 2011 through the site’s

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