Ways in which academia resembles a drug-gang

The working conditions of young researchers in the first few years of their academic career are surprisingly similar to the working conditions of low-rank drug-gang members. This provocative conclusion can be drawn from the blog post which I came across recently, although it was published in 2013 by Alexandre Afonso, Lecturer in Comparative Politics in the… Read More Ways in which academia resembles a drug-gang

Choosing the lesser of two evils – lessons learned from comparing bacon and lettuce.

‘Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon’ states the author of the ScienceDaily blog based on the paper published in the journal of Environment Systems and Decisions at the end of November. This provocative statement caused some uproar among my acquaintances in the past week. This motivated me to… Read More Choosing the lesser of two evils – lessons learned from comparing bacon and lettuce.

A good night sleep can fight stereotypes

Racial and gender stereotypes can be effectively decreased with a counterbias training which is strengthened by an intervention during sleep. The better the sleep, the better the effect of the intervention! It is a sad fact that even those people who value tolerance and egalitarianism are not free of prejudice and social stereotypes, for example… Read More A good night sleep can fight stereotypes