Our government's reliance on unreliable polygraph "testing" is both a danger to our national security and a hazard to the reputations of law-abiding citizens whose trustworthiness is judged by this voodoo science. The Lie Behind the Lie Detector exposes polygraph waste, fraud, and abuse.
Want to become a police officer, firefighter, or paramedic? A WIRED investigation finds government jobs are one of the last holdouts in using—and misusing—otherwise debunked polygraph technology.
Human beings are social creatures. Our connection to others enables us to survive and thrive. Yet, as we age, many of us are alone more often...
Obesity has become a major public health concern, affecting more than a third of adults in the United States. New research, however, suggests that there are two bigger threats: loneliness and social isolation.
Loneliness shows a harmful effect for all-cause mortality, and this effect is slightly stronger in men than in women. Moreover, the impact of loneliness was independent from the quality evaluation of each article and the effect of depression.
Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity, researchers say.
Loneliness And Death: Loneliness may reduce life expectancy more than obesity or smoking.