Study shows that negative emotions, such as fear, distress, and guilt, can lead to procrastination.
Most parents do not successfully transmit their political values to their children, according to new research which found education appears to make children more likely to reject whatever that they believe their parents to be.
Hard workers may make better role models than geniuses: success attributed to effort is more inspiring than success attributed to innate, exceptional intelligence.
The Realtors Association of Edmonton suggests that residential sales in the capital city of Alberta increased by 0.5% compared to January last year. However, the count of new listings has gone down by about 12%.
Slaves were given redacted bibles so they would not read anything that could cause them to rebel. Most of the old testament and half of the new testament was omitted.
J.J. Thomson won the Nobel in Physics in 1906 when he showed electrons were particles. His son G. P. Thomson won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1937 for showing that electrons are waves.
The popular Sriracha sauce in the US (in the green-capped bottle) tastes different because they have a different supplier of chile peppers. The owner sued the original supplier for $1 million claiming he overpaid. The farmer countersued and won $23.3 million and now makes his own sriracha.
A 2001 investigation found that in several cases, payday lenders in California were charging considerably higher rates than loan sharks from the Chicago Outfit organized crime syndicate.
The first battle of WWI consisted of a British ship firing a single shot at a German ship on Lake Nyasa (now Lake Malawi) in Africa, and taking the captain “prisoner.” The two captains had been drinking buddies for years, and weren’t about to let the war ruin it.
Captain Berndt, in command of the ship Von Wissmann, was stunned when his friend opened fire, and rowed out to confront him, yelling: “G#* damn, Rhoades, are you drunk?”
In the film Frozen, the characters Hans, Kristoff, Anna and Sven are named after Hans Christian Andersen, the author of the film’s source material The Snow Queen.