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Who is the More Generous?

(photos courtesy Jessica Martel/Facebook)“Avery earned $120 dollars today, decided she would like to donate $100 to help save homeless dogs and save the rest to buy supplies for the next time,” explained Jessica Martel.

Martel posted her thank you late Saturday night to the Agawam community forum on Facebook. .westernmassnews.com

Carrot or stick? Punishments may guide behavior more effectively than rewards

Which is more effective — the carrot or the stick? Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have devised a simple experiment to test the effects of rewards and punishments on behavior and have found that punishments seem to be more effective at influencing behavior than rewards.

“Regarding teaching strategies, our study suggests that negative feedback may be more effective than positive feedback at modifying behavior. Our study showed that such feedback does not have to be harsh, since it appears that we tend to react in the same manner to any amount of negative feedback. From an evolutionary perspective, people tend to avoid punishments or dangerous situations. Rewards, on the other hand, have less of a life-threatening impact.”more:  https://source.wustl.edu

 

Why Muslims in Alaska will fast 9 hours more than others

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The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan is estimated to begin at sundown Wednesday in the U.S., but some Muslims around the world will face bigger challenges than others.

The Quran is clear that the fast should last from before dawn to after dusk but says nothing about how many hours that might be.

Since Islam has spread from its Arabian heartland to the far reaches of the Earth, Muslims who live farther north must fast several hours longer than those in Mecca. On the year’s longest day, June 21, some could end up fasting for as long as 20 hours…. MORE:  usatoday.com