‘Sports Illustrated’ model Camille Kostek told to adjust her measurements

by Kerry Justich Yahoo! News May 10, 2019 Now Playing 0:35 Camile Kostek was told to change her measurements Camille Kostek just landed the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But it wasn’t long ago she was told to change her body if she wanted a chance at a modeling career. A former NFL cheerleader, Kostek struggled to … Continue reading ‘Sports Illustrated’ model Camille Kostek told to adjust her measurements

Apex Predator Makes Great White Sharks Flee in Fear

Even a predator like the great white shark can have a fearsome enemy.DAVE J HOGAN / GETTY by Ed Yong Atlantic edited by O Society May 12, 2019 The great white shark—a fast, powerful, 16-foot-long torpedo that’s armed to the teeth with teeth—has little to fear except fear itself. But also: killer whales.For almost 15 … Continue reading Apex Predator Makes Great White Sharks Flee in Fear

Existence precedes likes: how online behaviour defines us

by Francisco Mejia Uribe Aeon edited by O Society May 3, 2019 One of the hallmarks of existentialism is its particular emphasis on the concept of ‘anguish’, understood as the feeling we experience when we grasp our radical responsibility in defining who we are – individually and as a species. If human beings have no predetermined essence … Continue reading Existence precedes likes: how online behaviour defines us

How American Celebration of Being Triggered and Trolled Culminates in a Celebrity Insult Comic in the White House

Shock jock comedy gave way to Donald Trump’s Republican Party where meanness is a virtue by Ben Schwartz New Republic edited by O Society April 26, 2019 Last month, Media Matters surfaced a litany of racist, misogynist, and creepy comments that Tucker Carlson made from 2006 to 2011 on shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge’s … Continue reading How American Celebration of Being Triggered and Trolled Culminates in a Celebrity Insult Comic in the White House

Conservatives Don’t Hate Socialism, Conservatives Hate Equality

It is because Republicans aren’t afraid of socialism — Republicans are afraid of equality with people they see as inferior to themselves by Nicolas Powers TruthOut edited by O Society April 11, 2019 "They want to take away your hamburger!” former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka declared in February. “This is what Stalin dreamt about … … Continue reading Conservatives Don’t Hate Socialism, Conservatives Hate Equality

Neoliberalism Replaced Democracy as the American Citizen was Replaced by a Faceless Consumer

Neoliberalism replaces the citizen with the consumer — pushing people out of political life and into the marketplace. Visitors walk through the newly opened luxury shopping mall at the Hudson Yards development on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan on March 18 in New York City. Spencer Platt / Getty Daniel Zamora interviews Niklas Olsen Jacobin … Continue reading Neoliberalism Replaced Democracy as the American Citizen was Replaced by a Faceless Consumer

The impact of within-group conflict on trust and trustworthiness

The literature examining the effect of conflict on trust and trustworthiness has reached contradictory conclusions. This column studies the long-term behavioural impact of the Cultural Revolution in China, which was a major in-group conflict. It finds that the children and grandchildren of those who were mentally or physically abused during the Revolution are less trusting, … Continue reading The impact of within-group conflict on trust and trustworthiness