How to Put Your Money Where Your Morals Are

How to Put Your Money Where Your Morals Are By Laura Williams Several Christmases ago, I stopped buying NCAA-branded gifts for my football fanatic in-laws, because the NCAA’s treatment of student-athletes is abysmal. Recent reports that some college sportswear is being made with the forced labor of Muslim-Chinese ‘Uyghurs’ may convince more shoppers to boycott. Our beliefs and our behaviors dictate our buying decisions at least as much as our desires. Or they should, if we’re paying attention. When you spend an extra $2 or $5 on hormone-free, free-range eggs,…

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Scientists Are Working on a Pill to Erase Memories

Scientists Are Working on a Pill to Erase Memories By Emma Fiala McGill University associate professor of psychiatry, Dr. Alain Brunet, embarked on the monumental task of making 60 people forget something—and succeeded. Over four to six sessions, volunteers read aloud from a typed script they had composed themselves—a first-person account of their breakup, with as many emotional details as possible—while under the influence of propranolol, a common and inexpensive blood pressure pill. The point being to reactivate those traumatic memories and all of the difficult emotions they include. Participants…

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