The way we respond to being stared at may reveal how much power we think we have

When someone looks you square in the eye, is your first instinct to look away or meet their gaze? In a blog post for Psychology Today, Audrey Nelson discusses how continuous eye contact for ten seconds or longer is disconcerting. It can make the recipient feel like they have something in their teeth, or that… Continue reading The way we respond to being stared at may reveal how much power we think we have

CIA director says Trump administration is ‘incredibly focused’ on stopping leaks, despite dozens of leaks

CIA Director Mike Pompeo addressed the torrent of leaks of sensitive information about national security that has dominated headlines over the last few months during an interview with MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt which aired Saturday. Hewitt asked Pompeo whether he was “looking over [his] back with the other agencies.”  “The leak parade has been extraordinarily long and granular,” said… Continue reading CIA director says Trump administration is ‘incredibly focused’ on stopping leaks, despite dozens of leaks

16 photos that show the evolution of American gay pride celebrations over four decades

American cities and towns — big and small — are celebrating Pride month, which is meant to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Since then, LGBT rights have come a long way. The Supreme Court passed marriage equality. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” was repealed. Oregon elected the nation’s first openly bisexual governor. Cultural icons like Ellen… Continue reading 16 photos that show the evolution of American gay pride celebrations over four decades

CIA Director Mike Pompeo: Trump is ‘incredibly demanding’ of the intelligence community

CIA Director Mike Pompeo told MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt that President Donald Trump is “incredibly demanding” of the intelligence community during an interview that aired Saturday morning. Pompeo said he spends over 40 minutes a day talking to Trump, and that the president is a “serious consumer” of the intelligence community’s product. “I appreciate that because I think… Continue reading CIA Director Mike Pompeo: Trump is ‘incredibly demanding’ of the intelligence community

Even the cinematographer filming ‘Westworld’ didn’t know the secrets of the show

“Westworld” isn’t known for its subtly. The HBO series is filled with detailed sets from the Old West amusement park, and the sleek, modern facility below it.  Robert McLachlan, a cinematographer who’s worked on “Westworld,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Ray Donovan,” recently talked with Business Insider about working on HBO’s epic (and epically confusing) sci-fi… Continue reading Even the cinematographer filming ‘Westworld’ didn’t know the secrets of the show

18 people who prove you don’t have to wake up incredibly early to be successful

Look up habits of successful people, and one thing comes up over and over: Successful people tend to wake up early. But before you attempt to reprogram your sleepy brain, consider this: While, yes, early birds do get some worms, naturally late risers get some perks, too. One Spanish study suggested that night owls who… Continue reading 18 people who prove you don’t have to wake up incredibly early to be successful