Does Owning a Gun Increase or Decrease Safety? Science Answers

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  When we think about self-protection and self-defense, people of different cultures think of different things. But for most Americans, guns have always been thought of as a means for this. Considering that firearms can be instantly lethal, they make other self-defense forms appear like a total waste of time. But does … Read more

Schizophrenia is NOT Multiple Personality Disorder

  “Acting is not that far from mental disease: An actor works on splitting his character into others. It is like a kind of schizophrenia.” –Vittorio Gassman Most people erroneously believe that schizophrenia is the mental disorder characterized by alter egos, or multiple personalities. This is probably because of simple linguistic confusion, … Read more

What Is The Difference Between Correlation And Causation?

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It is quite easy, and quite common, to get different words and terminologies mixed up. Though the English language does indeed contain many words that can be used interchangeably, people often erroneously think of two different concepts as the same. One of these common misconceptions includes mixing up correlation with causation. Even … Read more

Who is Aimi Eguchi?

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In 2011, Aimi Eguchi was one of the latest addition to a Japanese girl group with millions of superfans, the AKB48. Each year, fans vote on which of the group’s members is the most popular, and the winner is announced in an internationally-televised awards ceremony. But in that same year, Eguchi soon … Read more

How do People in Different Countries View Work-Life Balance?

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How good are you in juggling work with the rest of your life – having time for family, seeing friends, going to the gym or church, doing laundry, and taking a chill-out time for yourself? The struggle of work-life balance is common in the US, but it turns out that it’s a … Read more