The stories maps tell—and particularly the way they can show how some troubling aspects of the colonial past continue to affect our present—are primarily what interest Kyle Wanberg, a clinical associate professor in global liberal studies and author of the new book Maps of Empire: A Topography of World Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2020). “There is a haunting […]
Amusement and pleasant surprises – and the laughter they can trigger – add texture to the fabric of daily life.
Those giggles and guffaws can seem like just silly throwaways. But laughter, in response to funny events, actually takes a lot of work, because it activates many areas of the brain: areas that control motor, emotional, cognitive and social processing.
The Nasdaq stock exchange is making a push for diversity in the mostly male, mostly White boardrooms of the nearly 3,300 companies it lists. In a proposal submitted to the SEC, Nasdaq wants boards to have at least two diverse members.
A new study explores why people make a “non-click” choice, a decision to not respond to some social media posts, even when they spend time as “lurkers” of the content. For the study, published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, researchers observed 38 participants as they scrolled through their Facebook news feeds and found that the […]
New findings challenge previous research showing a tendency by women to sabotage themselves in order to earn less than their husbands do, something called the “breadwinner norm.” The new, closer look at the data reveals that might not be the case. A 2015 paper, now well known in economics research, details a graph that appears to […]