Humans

Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a way of treating longstanding psychological problems that is based on the belief behaviours have underlying drivers which may be unrecognised and unconscious. With this understanding it’s possible to think about the meaning and reasons behind that behaviour and enable the possibility of change.   Although Freud’s psychology of the
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Genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and heavy smoking are broadly less prevalent in people with longer lifespans, suggesting that in spite of our mix of smarts and self-awareness, natural selection is still shaping our species. In a massive genomic study covering over 170,000 people from across Britain and the United States, researchers identified a variety
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Up until very recently, most people had not heard of universal basic income (UBI). While the idea itself isn’t entirely new, its significance has been explored lately because of job displacement fears intelligent automation is expected to bring with it. As such, UBI has been endorsed by experts from various industries, including some of the Silicon Valley’s bigwigs. Now, some of
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The word ‘nice’ has an unusual history in the English language. Originally a term for ‘foolish’, its meaning over the centuries has morphed from ‘wanton’ to ‘reserved’ to ‘fastidious’. These days, it has become a somewhat bland and opaque description of personality: “she’s really nice.” But its common usage hints at the characteristics that matter
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