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The delivery riders consider that the correction of possible errors is part of their missions, even if they are not remunerated for these additional tasks. Massimo Parisi / Shutterstock

Work in the ‘gig economy’: one-night stand or a meaningful relationship?

The tensions between platforms and their workers can be better understood by studying the mutual expectations of both parties.
The term “at-risk” is frequently used to describe students from challenging circumstances. Some educators are working to change that. Diego Cervo/www.shutterstock.com

Why it’s wrong to label students ‘at-risk

Using the term 'at-risk' to describe students from challenging circumstances often creates more problems than it solves, a professor of counseling psychology argues.
Researchers studied whether subtly being exposed to different colors could change tipping behavior. Anutr Yossundara/Shutterstock.com

Want better tips? Go for gold

Studies show a weak relationship between tip amounts and quality of service. But the color gold seems to have a way of making diners feel wealthier – and more generous.
Inflammatory words can prime a mind. Elijah O'Donnell/Unsplash

Hearing hate speech primes your brain for hateful actions

A new theory of language suggests that people understand words by unconsciously simulating what they describe. Repeated exposure – and the simulation that comes with it – makes it easier to act.
There seems be an attractive quality to things that are ostensibly unhealthy or dangerous. Alisusha/Shutterstock.com

What’s behind our appetite for self-destruction?

Edgar Allen Poe, Sigmund Freud and cognitive scientists have all wrestled with the human tendency to behave in ways that are irrational and self-defeating.
It does make sense your mood may start to dip in midlife. Javier García/Unsplash

Is the ‘midlife crisis’ a real thing?

There's good evidence to suggest a midlife crisis exists, though it's hard to define what the midlife is. And perhaps crises that occur during midlife might equally have occurred before or after.

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