FROM Lesley Wolk
When It Comes to Language, Young Women Lead the Way The use of slang by women, especially teenage girls, was long thought to be a function of insecurity, immaturity or even stupidity. New research has linguists thinking it's really very sophisticated. Lesley Wolk is Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Long Island University .
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.