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‘Everyday Sadists’ Among Us

‘Everyday Sadists’ Among Us by Jan Hoffman, The New York Times, September 16, 2013 Those who enjoying inflicting pain without provocation are not that uncommon, and not complete monsters, suggests a study trying to identify the distinct traits of such “everyday sadism.”

What’s New? Exuberance for Novelty Has Benefits

What’s New? Exuberance for Novelty Has Benefits By John Tierney New York Times February 13, 2012 Novelty-seeking, a personality trait long associated with trouble, turns out to be one of the crucial predictors of emotional and physical well-being. “Novelty-seeking is one of the traits that keeps you healthy and happy and fosters personality growth as […]