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Author's note: This is the final part of a two-part series. You may access Part One here.
Author’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. Part Two can be found here.
Stereotyping explains why humans take pleasure in the pain of so many people, a new study suggests. This could be why we love hearing negative celebrity gossip and gobble up stories about political scandal. The study was published Oct. 24 in the
29 October 2013 0 View comments If you've ever been told that someone laughing behind your back is only jealous of you, they may well have been wise words. A study has found that some of us take pleasure in other people's misfortune because it is a
U.S. researchers find people are biologically responsive to taking pleasure in the pain of others -- Schadenfreude -- at least if they envy them. Mina Cikara of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Susan Fiske of Princeton University
Obamacare itself. [ Boom of thunder; howling wind; distant cackling of an old witch. ] The government shutdown was not a boom time for the glitchy online marketplace Healthcare.gov: one government contractor said that as many as five million lines of
50 pm Try this quick word association: Sadist...Actually, you didn't need to come up with representatives of extreme criminal behavior or sexual torture. You might just as well have considered the colleague two cubicles over.
Cheerleader Fails For Your Morning Coffee Schadenfreude is the term for taking pleasure in watching someone's pain. It's a common trait of human kind and society: we enjoy watching the train wreck...Nothing like a peppy cheerleader trying to do a
Zoll details her and her husband's experience with four IVF cycles, all of which failed, and two donor-egg cycles, which also failed after both donors were found to be infertile. Zoll writes that she grew up with dazzling front-page stories heralding
When a competitive colleague relishes in the failure of another, or a University of Kentucky fan cheers against Duke University's basketball team, both are experiencing the same emotion, but might not be willing to admit it. In German it's called