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Stealth Voters

Admit It, You Are Secretly Voting for Donald Trump? Right?

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Stealth voters and secret ballots: when honesty and social desirability collide
[eltd_custom_font custom_font_tag="h5" font_weight="" content_custom_font="“You are enjoying lighthearted conversation at a party when suddenly the topic turns to politics. Immediately, tempers flare as your previously cordial conversation partners become red faced as they...

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Why Do We Wince?

Why Do We Wince When We Are In Pain?

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giulio bonasera psychology wince mammals mouse conceptual illustration
Scientists have discovered that animals also wince, giving clues to its purpose
[eltd_custom_font custom_font_tag="h5" font_weight="" text_align="justify" content_custom_font="“I was struck by how similar the mouse facial response to pain is to the human one. When you factor in the shape differences in mouse...

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giulio bonasera joy risk psychology conceptual illustration

The Risks of Joy

The Risks of Joy

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How powerful defenses against shame prevent us from fully enjoying our lives
“The potential experience of joy threatens the emergence of shame and must be avoided at all costs. Heavy defenses against shame thus limit the opportunity to experience joy in life.“ - Joseph Burgo
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The Media’s New Mission

The Media's New Mission

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giulio bonasera twitter politics conceptual illustration
After Trump, Media Must Embrace a New Mission
[eltd_custom_font custom_font_tag="h5" font_weight="" text_align="justify" content_custom_font="“One can condemn Trump’s open loathing for the mainstream media. But there's no avoiding the fact that he and other impresarios of social media have managed to make their version of reality prevail precisely because public...

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How To Kill With a Connected Car

How To Kill With a Connected Car

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giulio bonasera car hacker conceptual illustration
To black-hat hackers, smart cars offer a grim opportunity
[eltd_custom_font custom_font_tag="h5" font_weight="" text_align="justify" content_custom_font="”The app-ification of the vehicles makes them hackable as any IPhone. In 2017, anyone with enough money and motivation has the capabilities to commit an assassination using a smart car.” - Alec...

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Professors Behaving Badly

Professors Behaving Badly

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giulio bonasera political unemployment conceptual illustration
“Frustrated that their long investments in education and cultural cultivation haven’t paid off, intellectuals in such societies train their anger — and ideas — at the economic and political systems (and social groups) they hold responsible.“ - Neil Gross
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Weird Lines

Weird Lines

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Celebrating weirdness in fashion as an act of self expression.
[eltd_custom_font custom_font_tag="h5" font_weight="" text_align="justify" content_custom_font="''I like weird. Conformity bores but is inescapable for the most part. We all follow something, even if it is following the goal of wanting to stand apart....

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