China’s Hip Losers: The Diaosi

In China, it’s hip to be a loser. Much like America’s nerds and geeks co-opted the terms once used to insult them into badges of pride, China’s Diaosi – “male pubic hairs” – now proudly label themselves as losers. They disdainfully distance themselves from upper class “gaofushuai”, or the “tall-rich-handsome” who have better prospects of career…

Everything We Thought We Knew Is Wrong

Scientists are realizing that our attempts over the past 20 years to understand a “universal human psyche” are misguided because there is no universal human psyche. And their main sample group – Americans – is one of the weirdest groups out there. Culture plays such a huge role that one cannot remove psychology, neuroscience or any…