Conformity Starts Young

first_imgScientific American:Nobody likes a show-off. So someone with a singular skill will often hide that fact to fit in with a group. A recent study reported for the first time that this behavior begins as early as two years old.In the study, led by a team at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and published in Psychological Science, two-year-old children, chimpanzees and orangutans dropped a ball into a box divided into three sections, one of which consistently resulted in a reward (chocolate for the children; a peanut for the apes). After the participants figured out how to get the treat on the first try, they watched as untrained peers did the same activity but without any reward. Then the roles were flipped, and the participants took another turn while being watched by the others. More than half the time the children mimicked their novice peers and dropped the ball into the sections that did not produce chocolate. The apes, on the other hand, stuck to their prizewinning behaviors. The children did not simply forget the right answer—if no one watched them, they were far less likely to abandon the winning choice.Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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The Billionaire’s Playground

first_img Share Indy fills readers in on the ‘figures of finance’Money makes the Hamptons go around. From real estate to charitable fundraising to the exclusive social and golfing clubs with one-page websites, the Hamptons requires a healthy bank balance to make it through the summer season. Who, where, and what the figures of finance are and can be found is the subject of this week’s IndyScene. Enjoy.The Players and their CausesMichael Milken and the Prostate Cancer FoundationIndependent/Patrick McMullanAs the capstone of the Charles Evans Pro-Am Tennis Tournament, the Prostate Cancer Foundation Hamptons Gala occurs each August, bringing together the great and the good to raise funds for financier Michael Milken’s charity, which aims to apply the logic of investment to a strategy of finding cures for prostate cancer. www.pcf.orgJohn Paulson and the Southampton Hospital FoundationJohn is the Paulson & Co. founder whom, with his wife, Jenny, has extensively fundraised for the Southampton Hospital and in particular The Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, providing the largest single donation in the hospital’s history. www.southampton.stonybrookmedicine.eduRonald O. Perelman and the Apollo TheaterIndependent/Patrick McMullanFundraising for the arts is led by Ronald O. Perelman’s The Apollo in the Hamptons event, a one-night event bringing together, for a small private audience making substantial contributions to the Apollo Theater, a concert by some of music’s leading stars. www.apollotheater.orgLeslie Alexander and the Wildlife Rescue Center of the HamptonsIndependent/Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.comNamed for his mother, The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons “Get Wild!” event this year included Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Jr. Originally a bond trader, Leslie Alexander was, until recently, the owner of the Houston Rockets NBA team. www.wildlifecenter.orgThe Exclusive ClubsSouthampton Bathing CorporationEnjoying the reputation of being possibly the most exclusive social club to join on the East Coast since its foundation in 1923, members of the Bathing Corporation of Southampton enjoy access to the beach and swimming pool. Notable members include Muffie Potter Aston and Anne Hearst. www.bathingcorp.comThe Amagansett Devon Yacht ClubFounded in 1908 and enjoying its 110th anniversary, the Devon Yacht Club is highly discreet, located at the end of Abrahams Landing Road on Gardiner’s Bay. With a beach club and marina, the club is known for its annual Fourth of July fireworks celebrations. www.devonyc.comThe Meadow ClubBehind its immaculate battlements comprised of hedgerows lie the tennis fields and social club founded in 1888. However, one of the nuances of this exclusive club is that you can only apply to become a member if you live in Southampton. www.themeadowclubofsouthampton.comThe Maidstone ClubPerhaps the inspiration behind his famous phrase “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member,” Groucho Marx was able to play at the Golf Club at the Maidstone as a member guest, but turned down as a potential member. Also, contrary to popular belief, the movie Caddyshack did not result in the membership application of actor Chevy Chase being declined. www.maidstoneclub.orgThe Golf ClubsShinnecock HillsShinnecock Hills is the most well-known golf club in the Hamptons, having played host multiple times to the U.S. Open Golf tournament at least once in every century since its foundation. Henry Kravis of KKR and George Herbert Walker IV of Neuberger Berman are amongst the Wall Street elite to test their mettle. www.shinnecockhillsgolfclub.orgSebonack Golf ClubOut-going CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Bankfein, and Gary Cohn have been seen working their way around the course designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak. Sandwiched between Shinnecock Hills and National Golf Links, Sebonack has, in recent years, hosted the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open Golf Tournament. www.sebonack.comNational Golf Links of AmericaThe Peconic Bay course derived its name from the fact that its founding 67 members were from across the United States. Although having never hosted one of “the majors” the course, designed by Scot Charles B. MacDonald has a strong private following including Stanley Druckenmiller and Jimmy Dunne III of Sandler O’Neill & Partners. www.ngla.usAtlantic Golf ClubA “Links like” course designed by Rees Jones in 1992 on land originally scheduled for a housing development, Atlantic is not just a challenging course requiring golfers to be able to create the full repertoire of shots, but also a haven for wildlife, in particular the Tiger Salamander and Northern Harrier (Hawk). Notable Wall Street players include Eric Gleacher and Eddie Lampert. www.atlanticgolf.orglast_img read more

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Meriaura transports research vessel

first_imgThe research vessel was loaded on the deck of Meriaura’s Mirva VG in Loviisa during May.From Belgium, the boat will be shipped to Mingan Island Cetacean Study center in Canada, where it will be an important tool used in marine mammal research.Meanwhile, during January 2019, HLPFI reported that the deck cargo carrier Enough Talk was scheduled to join the Meriaura fleet.The carrier has since terminated the time charter party made with Rauma Cata because of delayed delivery and incomplete technical readiness of the ship.meriaura.filast_img read more

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Everton player ‘on his way to Brussels’ to complete deadline day…

first_imgThe 29 year old spent the first half of the season on loan at Aston Villa in the Championship. He was supposed to be at Aston Villa for the whole campaign, but the loan move was cut short earlier in January.Since then there’s been various rumours about where he could end up this week.Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad say Anderlecht have managed to work on a deal for the player, settling for a flexible attacker, after they were originally looking to sign an out and out striker.The Belgian club often do late business, and this would be another example of that.It’s explained Anderlecht’s coaches and transfer officials are now so calm about the situation, that they’ve been able to go out for lunch, confident they’ve got the deal they wanted done.They’re now enjoying themselves at La Bella Vita.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo Het Nieuwsblad say Everton’s Yannick Bolasie is ‘on his way to Brussels’ to complete a deadline day move to Anderlecht.last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The California Department of Social Services has ordered the temporary suspension of the Sarria Family Child Care Home, the agency announced Monday. The CDSS ordered the suspension after an investigation into a complaint that a young child in Sarria’s care suffered a severe cut, and Sarria did not provide an explanation for the injury, according to a news release. The child needed several sutures for the cut, and Sarria did not seek medical attention and also did not report the injury to CDSS’ Community Care Licensing Division, according to the release. The center is operated by Yamile Sarria and provides child-care services for up to eight children. Library group wants donations WHITTIER – Friends of the Sorensen Library is seeking donations for its upcoming book sale. The Friends also accepts donations of CDs, DVDs, books on tape, books in Spanish and has a great need for children’s books. Donations can be made to the Sorensen Library, 11405E. Rosehedge Drive. For more information, call (562) 400-3561. Cheerleader sign-ups begin WHITTIER – Sign-ups for cheerleading are being accepted at Adventure County Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave. Practice is from 4 p.m. to 6p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $25 for the year. Children must be 5 to 17 years old. Registration forms are available at the park. Only money orders are accepted for payment. For more information, call Kenya Lucas, (562) 698-7645. Share favorite vacation photos WHITTIER – Going on a trip? Take your Daily News with you. Just get a photo of the Daily News in front of a landmark and we’ll print it in the newspaper. Mail it to: Vacation photo, c/o Josie Nu ez, Whittier Daily News, 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. Be sure to identify the people and location and include a telephone number for confirmation. We’re sorry, no team photos. We can’t return photos so be sure to send us a copy. For more information, call (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3000. Course combats online dangers LA MIRADA – An informational class regarding the dangers of “cyber stalkers” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. Cyber stalkers are serious predators who repeatedly attempt to contact another person on the Internet through e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging and bulletin boards. Parents are invited to attend this event. Space is limited. To register for the class, call (562) 902-2960. Lenten fish dinner benefits school WHITTIER – St. Gregory the Great School, 13935 Telegraph Road, will hold its annual fish fry fundraising dinners from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday through the Lenten season, until April 7. The menu will include a generous portion of grilled fish, a large baked potato, homemade coleslaw, sweet corn and a roll. The cost is $7; $6 for seniors. A shrimp dinner is also available for $8 and cheese pizza for $3. All proceeds benefit the school. For more information, call (562) 941-0750. Pageants need young participants WHITTIER – Young Whittier women are invited to participate in the 23rd annual Miss Whittier Pageant, for ages 17 to 25, and the Miss Teen Whittier Pageant, for ages 13 to 16. The events will be held May 7 at the Radisson Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave. For more information, call pageant director Teta Smart, (562) 698-3272. Race to raise funds for shelter WHITTIER – Registrations are under way for the Shelter’s Right Hand’s 10th annual “Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence” 5K Fitness Walk, set for April 29 in Central Park in Uptown Whittier. An early entry fee of $20 should be paid by April 19; entry fees thereafter are $25. Registration for students is $15. Same-day registration sign-in begins at 6:30 a.m. The 5K Walk through Uptown Whittier begins at 8a.m. All money raised for the event will benefit the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter. For more information, call (562) 696-6382, or visit www. sheltersrighthand.org. Anyone wishing to volunteer at the event can call (562) 695-8888. City seeking event volunteers PICO RIVERA – The city is seeking volunteers to assist with two events next month – Family Arts Day and the Bunny Hop Celebration. Volunteer assignments will include helping with set-up, take-down and the operation of the ticket, game and food booths. Anyone interested can pick up an application from 7:30a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Parks and Recreation Building, 6767 Passons Blvd. For more information, call (562) 801-4430. Library provides computer training SANTA FE SPRINGS – The City Library will offer computer classes from 9 to 10a.m. Wednesday at the library’s Technology Center, 11700 Telegraph Road. Basics of Microsoft Word will be featured in the upcoming session. Register for the free class at the library’s information desk. A Santa Fe Springs/Downey library card is required to enroll. For more information, call (562) 868-7738. Series of book reviews scheduled WHITTIER – Assistance League of Whittier is sponsoring a series of three book reviews featuring Bonnie Weber, Whittier Library’s children’s librarian, who will review and critique a variety of books during the series. The events will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, and on April 24 and May 22 at Assistance League of Whittier, 6339Greenleaf Ave. The cost for the series is $25, or $10 for one presentation. Checks should be mailed to Assistance League of Whittier, PO Box 386, Whittier, CA 90608. For more information, call (562) 696-0408. – From staff reportslast_img read more

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