The case hinges on a theory of emotion that’s relatively new but that has become commonly accepted: That emotions are out of our control; they happen to us, as a result of external events.
But recent research indicates that’s simply not the case. Emotion, says the research, is learned. And no single emotion is universal – not happiness, sadness, anger, fear – none of those emotions are present in every culture on Earth.
The new emotion is called “liget.” It doesn’t map to any feeling the anthropologist is familiar with.
It’s so powerful that sometimes it drives members of the tribe to become headhunters.
But only sometimes. Other than that they’re lovely people.
If I could wish for any superpower, it would be the ability to remember where I park.
Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds but they're hummingbirds chasing as you run screaming down the road, never spilling a drop of your piña colada.
— Banana Graveyard (@bananagrvyrd) September 16, 2017
Uber drivers are people in transition – not just driving from place to place, but also through life changes. On the Death, Sex & Money podcast, Anna Sale and producer Katie Bishop called a lot of Uber rides over a month, and interviewed the drivers about their work and lives.
Naismith set the baskets 10 feet off the ground, for no particular reason, and that decision shaped the game through the decades, giving the advantage to super-tall players and even helping drive the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
Drinking a pumpkin spice latte. I cannot remember ever having had one before. It’s fine, but I’m underwhelmed.