Yair Mintzker: The Many Deaths of Jew Süss

Joseph Süss Oppenheimer—"Jew Süss"—is one of the most iconic figures in the history of anti-Semitism. In 1733, Oppenheimer became the "court Jew" of Carl Alexander, the duke of the small German state of Württemberg. When Carl Alexander died … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday – All About Trogons

From pages 269-270 of The New Neotropical Companion: Trogons are cavity nesters. Some species excavate nest holes in decaying trees; others dig into termite mounds. The Gartered Trogon (Trogon caligatus) utilizes large wasp nests, after carefully … [Read More...]

Chris Chambers: The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology

Psychological science has made extraordinary discoveries about the human mind, but can we trust everything its practitioners are telling us? In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that a lot of research in psychology is based on weak … [Read More...]

Rebecca Tansley & Craig Meade: The Pacific Ocean as you’ve never seen it before

The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of Earth’s surface—more than all of the planet’s landmasses combined. It contains half of the world’s water, hides its deepest places, and is home to some of the most dazzling creatures known to science. The … [Read More...]

Brush up on your eighteenth-century British slang with Strange Vernaculars

While eighteenth-century efforts to standardize the English language have long been studied, less well-known are the era's popular collections of odd slang, criminal argots, provincial dialects, and nautical jargon. Strange Vernaculars by Janet … [Read More...]

Joel Brockner: Can Job Autonomy Be a Double-Edged Sword?

This post was originally published on the Psychology Today blog. “You can arrive to work whenever convenient.” “Work from home whenever you wish.” “You can play music at work at any time.” These are examples of actual workplace policies … [Read More...]

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