Other Men’s Wives, and More

Other Men’s Wives, and More

Other Men’s Wives – The Sydney Morning Herald “I am not sure when I decided that the loneliness of going out with married women, the sense of being invisible that I experienced when I met their husbands, and the sense of not being able to plan my schedule because I was always waiting for small windows of availability, all became…

When the Going Gets Tough, The Machiavellians Get Going

When the Going Gets Tough, The Machiavellians Get Going

It’s crunch time at the office—deadlines are looming, employees are slammed, bosses are panicked. Who’s in their element? The Machiavellians, that’s who. According to a study in the Journal of Business and Psychology, the people who thrive the most in tough office conditions are Machiavellians. Researchers assessed 110 psychology students for Machiavellian traits (take your own off-brand test here), which…

When the Going Gets Tough, the Weak Get Bullied

When the Going Gets Tough, the Weak Get Bullied

Tension in the office? Talk of layoffs? Merger? Hostile takeover? Well, it’s rough for everyone, but when things at work heat up, supervisors tend to take it out on submissive employees without many friends. This comes via a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Researchers gathered data from twelve large and medium-sized corporations, four of which…

Smuggling Dinosaur Bones, and More

Smuggling Dinosaur Bones, and More

The Black Market for Dinosaurs – The New Yorker “Facing a possible seventeen years in prison, Prokopi started talking. In the seventeen months since he pleaded guilty, he has helped to widen the U.S. investigation into fossil smuggling, providing details about specific specimens, dates, and locations. “There is probably not an active fossil investigation at this point that doesn’t owe,…

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