The nonprofit agency takes advantage of workers with disabilities thanks to an antiquated act; people who stay up late show a higher incidence of the “Dark Triad” of personality traits—Machiavellianism, psychopathy and narcissism; meanwhile, the Egyptian military’s civilian death count is proof the Arab Spring has been halted. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
Stop Hating on Early Risers: It’s the Night Owls You Should Worry About
There’s not much you can do about whether you’re an early bird or a night owl. But researchers who looked for different personality traits among early rises and late nighters found that amongst those who stay up, incidence of the so called “Dark Triad” of personality traits—Machiavellianism, psychopathy and narcissism—were higher.
China’s Internet Freedom Double-Talk
NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s original choice of Hong Kong as a refuge has kept the antagonism between the U.S. and China over cyber-issues squarely in the spotlight.
If Trayvon Were Pakistani…
President Barack Obama surprised the White House press corps when he preempted the normal daily briefing to offer his unscripted ideas on the Trayvon Martin case.