Amusing Ourselves to Death: Huxley vs Orwell

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Huxley vs Orwell

On the accuracy of George Orwell's predictions about future society over those of Aldous Huxley. It's informative and scary at the same time. "In short, Orwell feared that what we hate would ruin us. Huxley that what we love will ruin us." It's unfortunate that Huxley got it right because the latter is much less obvious. By Scott McMillen.

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A ‘spillover’ effect found in consensually nonmonogamous relationships

A 'spillover' effect found in consensually nonmonogamous relationships

New research on consensually non-monogamous relationships indicates that having one partner who meets your sexual needs is linked to increased satisfaction not only in that relationship, but also in a concurrent relationship. The study was recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. “Generally I am interested in how having partners who are motivated to be responsive to your needs is associated with satisfaction,” said Amy Muise, an assistant professor at York University and corresponding author of the study.

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The World Cup has barely started but gay fans are already being bashed & arrested in Russia

The World Cup has barely started but gay fans are already being bashed & arrested in Russia

LGBTQ fans and advocates have decried FIFA’s choice of Russia to host the World Cup this year, saying the notoriously antigay country would be unsafe for LGBTQ fans. While the sporting authority and the Russian government have tried to downplay the concerns, two fans have already been brutally attacked before the games have even started.

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American politicians use the bible to justify atrocities … again

American politicians use the bible to justify atrocities … again

American history consistently features preachers and politicians thumping the bible to rationalize atrocities. From the First Congress up through the Civil War, American politicians used the bible to justify slavery. Even before that, the Pilgrims justified the genocide of the Pequots on biblical grounds. The bible was used to argue for segregation as much, if not more, than it was used to argue against segregation.

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