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‘The Wedding Ring Effect’ is the idea that simply by wearing a wedding ring a man is somehow imbued with a host of desirable characteristics. shutterstock

Why we desire partners who have had relationship experience

Mate copying is the name given to the phenomenon whereby an individual is preferred as a future romantic partner simply because they have relationship experience.
Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to make China great again. US President Donald Trump has expressed similar hopes for his own country. Reuters/Carlos Barria

Are China and the US destined for war?

The comparison between ancient Athens and modern China, and Sparta and the US, through the Thucydides Trap, has its limitations.
The crime of blasphemy is about protecting God and Christian doctrine from scurrilous commentary, and Christians from offence. Shutterstock

Blasphemy is still a crime in Australia – and it shouldn’t be

Laws against blasphemy privilege the feelings of Christians over other religious people, and have no place in a modern, inclusive society.