Can Money Actually Buy Happiness?

“Money can’t buy happiness,” or so the saying goes. What, then, are we to make of the barrage of articles like these: The New York Times: “If You’ve Got the Money, Honey, You May Be a Little Bit Happier“ The Wall Street Journal:...

How Lead Caused Violence and Lowered IQs

Scientists and sociologists have long debated and puzzled over two seemingly unrelated facts: continually rising IQ rates, and continually falling crime rates. We may have had the explanation in front of us for over decades: lead. A “partial replacement”...

Is Coffee Actually Bad for You?

I was raised in a household that didn’t drink coffee for religious reasons, and so I had never had a sip of it until my twenties. I came to the realization that I had been zealously following the religion based on faith and unsound reasoning. Unburdening myself of...