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PORP volunteer writer Dr. Daryl Muenchau explores the concept of the “social contagion”, and how profoundly President Trump’s behavior exemplifies it. *** A growing body of evidence is showing that president Trump’s slashing rhetoric and accompanying bad behaviors is affecting many Americans. The phenomenon, known as “social contagion”, is observed when one person’s emotions and[…]

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Volunteer writer Dr. Daryl Muenchau, who has previously published with us under the name Germaine Descant, reviews a fascinating social science book that outlines how we can use a rare human trait to our advantage in evidence-based policymaking. In Superforecasting: The Art & Science of Prediction, social scientist Philip E. Tetlock  and journalist Dan Gardner (Crown[…]

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The idea of psychics is one ingrained in our culture. Whilst many may delight in ‘mentalist’ magicians, who seem to read minds, others have dramatized the concept for literature and film. And yet, much like the idea of clairvoyance, the idea seems to lack any real proof. But still, people believe it; Putting together an article[…]

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afterlife

It is a human fascination to consider the ‘afterlife.’ For many of us, the idea of the end being the actual end is quite macabre. But the vast majority of those on earth believe in something ‘bigger.’ Whether it be it the concept of ‘heaven’ or ‘reincarnation’, we humans have made an answer to the[…]

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As of July 16, 2018, the website Guidelines.gov ceased to exist. With it went the National Guideline Clearinghouse, a repository of clinical practice guidelines. Since 1998, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), an agency within the United States Department of Human and Health Services (HHS), has assembled the National Guidelines Clearinghouse. According to[…]

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