What if you could change bodies with someone else? What if you looked in a mirror or a computer screen and saw someone else’s face but began to feel it was your own? Using methods and tests of illusion and sensoral association, researchers have discovered that virtual bodyswapping can have strong and lasting effects. In this way, changing our perceptions of ourselves could also change our attitudes toward others and maybe even reduce hardwired negative tendencies like racial bias.
Since the United States Constitution was written in the 18th century, a lot has changed in America…obviously. However, even with the twenty-seven amendments to the 1787 version, the original is still considered the sacred core of the government. Should the Constitution remain fixed or be treated more as a living document in the 21st century?
Miguel de Cervantes died in 1616, and due to some mishap or other his grave was left unmarked. For centuries, scholars have been trying to locate the great author of Don Quixote without success. Recently, however, Spanish archaeologists have found a grave with a casket bearing what appears to be his initials.
Income taxes have always been complicated, and recent changes, such as the Affordable Care Act, have added another layer to the process. Knowing what to expect and tempering the frustration with a little patience will go a long way this tax season.
Student loan debt is massive in the United States, and graduates from both public and private institutions can be burdened with payments for decades. This makes it difficult for young adults who are trying to build a career and find financial security for themselves. Over the past decade and a half, however, new student loan legislation has been quietly pushed through which has had a dramatic, positive effect on those who have finished their education, as well as those planning for it.
Anyone who has been on an airplane in recent decades has seen its familiar, crumpled pages sticking out of the seat pocket in front of them. Shamelessly trying to sell you things you never knew you needed and often absurdly entertaining, SkyMall In-Flight Catalog was along for the ride whether you liked it or not.