Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie October 27, 2018 Halloween is the one night of the year when we’re allowed to be just a little evil. But, say some scientists, it’s not just on Halloween that we give ourselves permission to be bad. It was the “everyday sadism,” the pleasure that people find in others’ pain, that struck psychologist Delroy Paulhus, who studies evil professionally. The head of a University of British Columbia research lab that examines “dark” personality traits, Paulhus was part of a team of researchers who in 2002 identified the “dark triad,” three distinct antisocial personality traits: narcissism, or aggressive self-promotion; Machiavellianism, the desire to manipulate those around you; and callous, self-aggrandizing, impulsive psychopathy. In 2013, based on research that came out of his lab, the trio was … [Read more...] about Why a little evil is good – and a lot of empathy is bad
PUBLISHED: 12:59 27 October 2018 Liz Nice Should bad singers be allowed to sing nursery rhymes? Anton Brand Neil Haverson can’t remember the words of nursery rhymes and his wife and children are not a fan of his voice - but should this stop him? There’s one thing about me that annoys Mrs H. Well actually, there are many things that cause her to shake her head in frustration and deliver her trademark “Phworr!”But one thing in particular came to a head the other day when I announced I was dusting down my old parenting skills in readiness to lend support where needed to the raising of our granddaughter, Brat Mini Minor.In fact, if you’ve spotted me in the car you may have seen my lips moving. I wasn’t singing along to the radio, I was practicing nursery rhymes. When I mentioned this to Mrs H, she let go a mighty “Phworr!” followed by: “Well, don’t keep singing them all the time!”I do have … [Read more...] about Should bad singers be allowed to sing to their grandchildren?
Devlin Barrett, Mark Berman and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post Published 7:13 pm PDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 In a booking photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff, Cesar Sayoc after his arrest in Plantation, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Sayoc was arrested in connection with the nationwide bombing campaign against outspoken critics of President Donald Trump, a law enforcement official said. (Broward County Sheriff via The New York Times) -- EDITORIAL USE ONLY -- less In a booking photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff, Cesar Sayoc after his arrest in Plantation, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Sayoc was arrested in connection with the nationwide bombing campaign ... more Photo: BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF, NYT This May 2017 photo provided by Natalie B. Kline and obtained by The Washington Post shows a van parked near a shopping mall in Aventura, Florida. On Friday Oct. 26, 2018, Federal agents … [Read more...] about Officials say a stray fingerprint and bad spelling pointed to bomber
Associated Press Published 12:27 AM EDT Oct 27, 2018 Tony Finau has enjoyed such a good year that he wasn’t about to let one bad break get him down Friday in the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. Finau had built a three-shot lead as Patrick Reed began to stumble when Finau hit an approach from the rough on the 11th hole toward the green at the Sheshan International. The ball landed on a sprinkler, shot high in the air and rolled over the back and into the hazard. It led to a double bogey and cut his lead to one shot. Finau didn’t flinch, however. He had a pair of birdies on the par 5s, laid up on the reachable par-4 16th and made birdie, and wound up with a 5-under 67. That put him at 11-under 133, three shots clear of Reed (72), Tommy Fleetwood (68) and defending champion Justin Rose (67). “That was about as bad a break as I’ve ever had, to kick all the way over the green into the hazard,” Finau said. “One thing I’ve learned in this game, you … [Read more...] about Friday’s golf: Finau shrugs off bad break to lead HSBC
Northern Ireland economy 'lags badly behind' Republic's BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Northern Ireland's economy is struggling to find momentum while the Republic is benefiting from foreign-owned businesses, according to a new report. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-economy-lags-badly-behind-republics-37450685.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article35622671.ece/acc00/AUTOCROP/h342/2016-06-22_new_22174786_I2.JPG Email Northern Ireland's economy is struggling to find momentum while the Republic is benefiting from foreign-owned businesses, according to a new report. The Nevin Economic Research Institute said a deep gap exists between the strong performance of foreign firms operating in the Republic and its domestic economy. The report said Northern Ireland lags in both areas by a considerable margin in output, productivity and investment. "We note regional disparities in performance and the presence of three … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland economy ‘lags badly behind’ Republic’s