The Daily Populous

Sunday October 13rd, 2019 day edition

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She was asked by the centre to undertake a Myers-Briggs “re-education programme” in Manhattan, which cost nearly US$2000.

She and the 25 other participants were told they would learn to “speak type fluently” over the four-day course.

Various rules about “speaking type” were given: the supervisor asked participants to chant after her, “Type never changes!

“Personality is always a series of expressions of oneself that are socially and culturally constructed and constrained,” she says.

“In that case, it doesn’t make sense to talk about your personality changing because it was never something fixed to begin with.

You then make plans about what you might want to do in future, based on your new understanding of your own personality.

Also, she says, it is most likely to be white-collar, affluent people involved in service work who take an MBTI or similar test. »

Fort Worth Police Officer Fatally Shoots Woman Inside Her Home

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A white Fort Worth police officer fatally shot a black woman in her home early Saturday morning.

“Perceiving a threat, the officer drew his duty weapon and fired one shot, striking the person inside the residence,” a police statement says.

Pastor B. R. Daniels Jr. of Beth Eden Baptist Church in Fort Worth says the police officer should be fired. »

Gamers Are Organizing a Mass Protest at Blizzard's BlizzCon

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It is calling on players to show up to BlizzCon, which starts November 1 in California, to protest against the company’s censorship.

The BlizzCon protest is named after the 2014 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Blizzard employees and gamers have been furious that the company censored a player and seems to be showing deference to the Chinese government. »

Study finds liberals are no more likely to express gluten-avoidance than conservatives

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But new research indicates that conservatives are just as likely as liberals to avoid gluten in their diet.

“My co-author Bailey Norwood and I were talking about how politics influence food choices, and the stereotypes surrounding gluten immediately came to mind.

This was true even when the researchers broke political ideology down into two social policy and economic policy. »