How Do People in Your State Die?

by Olga Khazan from The Atlantic People in Louisiana are disproportionately likely to be felled by syphilis, while Midwesterners might want to watch out for lower respiratory infections. And Arizonans are slightly more likely to be shot to death. Their killer’s intent? Undetermined. That’s all according to a map the CDC recently released depicting the…

Hatred of Outsiders Kicks in Between Ages 6 and 8

by TOM JACOBS from Pacific Standard At what point in our young lives do we start thinking of people who are different from us as enemies? Provocative new research from Germany suggests this problematic psychological process—which underpins racism, extreme nationalism, and prejudice of all sorts—kicks in somewhere around age seven. Love for one’s own group and…