Bulgarians are measured as “unhappy” because it is OK, even honourable, to complain

Yes, the rich are getting richer.  But so are the poor, and it matters much more to the poor. “I’m a literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive-Episcopalian, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man. Not ‘conservative’! I’m a Christian libertarian” is a sentence that is found in the biography of prof Deirdre Nansen McCloskey on her website as a response to her being widely known … Continue reading Bulgarians are measured as “unhappy” because it is OK, even honourable, to complain

Laughter bonds, heals and regulates emotions, right? Prof Sophie Scott

(…) one of the interesting things about the data that we have on laughter and emotional regulation is that actually it is not something you do in the mirror; it’s something you do with other people. Prof Sophie Scott is a British neuroscientist and Wellcome Trust senior fellow at University College London, researching the neuroscience of voices, speech, and laughter. She is also Deputy Director of … Continue reading Laughter bonds, heals and regulates emotions, right? Prof Sophie Scott