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  • "New study on sarcasm claims that it can help boost creativity and abstract thinking."
  • "Not just for the person speaking, but also for the listener."
  • Study conducted by Francesca Gino of Harvard Business School; included series of experiments involving some 300 people.
  • 50% of 12-to-17-month-old children in the videos had a moderate ability, according to the study from University of Iowa
  • "One of the biggest differences found is that when children turn one year old, they switch from using both hands and all their fingers to interact"
  • "The overall rate of suicide among girls and young women has fallen somewhat in the years studied by the World Health Organization."
  • "In 2000, the worldwide rate was 15.85 per 100,000; it fell to 11.73 per 100,000 in 2012."
  • "It remains the leading cause of death in females 15 to 19."
  • Innovative people are more likely than most to cross ethical boundaries after they have been engaged in creative work.
  • Study shows that a creative frame of mind enables one to come up with compelling justifications for bad behavior.
  • Participants with creative personalities “were 12 percent more likely than individuals with low creative personality to engage in unethical behavior.”
  • New study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.
  • Psychologists Neil Lewis of the University of Michigan and Daphna Oyserman of the University of Southern California published findings of the new study in Psychological Science.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch released report quantifying global expenditures on products and services that enhance appearance or prestige: $4.5T/Year
  • The report attributes trend to the growth of per-capita income in developing economies.
  • The report raises is whether it’s possible to quantify the dollar value of all purchases worldwide motivated in some way by vanity.
  • a longitudinal survey of over 33,000 adults between 1972 and 2012 shows the shift in sexual norms in American society
  • people have become more tolerant of premarital sex, adolescent sex and same-sex sexual activity since 1972
  • 4% of respondents said that cheating was acceptable in 1973 ; 1% said the same in 2012
  • Men who regularly posted photos of themselves online scored higher on a measure for narcissism and psychopathy.
  • 800 person Ohio State University study shows that men 18-40 who took “selfies” were more likely to exihibit psychopathetic traits.
  • The study is published online in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.
  • 800 person Ohio State University study shows that men 18-40 who took “selfies” were more likely to exhibit psychopathic traits.
  • the study also found that men who edited their photos had greater tendencies for narcissism and self-objectification
  • The study is published online in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.
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