UChicago hosts student-led conference on free expression

University of Chicago undergraduates have convened a national conference of students committed to supporting the values of free expression on university campuses.

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The Psychology of the Humblebrag

David Kinnear explores why people humblebrag and our aversion to the practice, which may be a mark of our evolution as a group.

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The humblebrag is a presentation tactic that many people use on a frequent basis. Its usage is characterized by a “modest or self-deprecating statement” with an intention to draw attention to something of which the speaker is proud. However, it’s also a statement many people find irritating. There is even a whole Twitter account dedicated to it.

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Can Robots Save Our Planet?

Once the stuff of science fiction, robots are helping humans do nearly everything better and faster. Since the Industrial Revolution, automation has reshaped the manufacturing industry in places all over the world, doing repetitive jobs that free up humans for more creative endeavors. Factories are investing in automated technology. The use of drones has reshaped […]

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