The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 7th, 2020 day edition

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“Relatedly, young adults are engaging less with the traditional structures that once provided purpose in life, such as organized religion.

A sense of purpose in life may have evolved “because it signals that fitness-relevant motives are being satisfied,” they explained.

“The takeaway is that we might well find purpose in life by pursuing at least some of our basic, hardwired social needs.

Though perhaps counterintuitive, the evidence suggests that goal pursuit leads to purpose in life, and not the other way around.

Future research might track the relationship of fundamental social pursuits and individuals’ purpose in life over time,” Scott said.

The current findings merely illuminate some very broad and accessible routes to finding more purpose in life,” Scott added.

The study, “Surviving and Thriving: Fundamental Social Motives Provide Purpose in Life“, was authored by Matthew J. Scott and Adam B. Cohen. »

Trump officials are bending over backward to say he didn’t threaten to commit a war crime after he repeatedly threatened to commit a war crime

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Deliberately targeting a cultural heritage site with no military value is a violation of international law and constitutes a war crime if carried out.

After initially backing down from his comments following swift backlash and allegations that he was advocating a war crime, Trump doubled down while talking to reporters on Air Force One.

Kellyanne Conway claimed Trump ‚didn’t say he’s targeting cultural sites‘ before acknowledging he ‚identified those sites and said it may happen‘. »

Trump Administration Blocks Iran’s Top Diplomat From Addressing the U.N. Security Council

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The move comes as the United States and Iran engaged in tit-for-tat recriminations over the killing of Suleimani.

Trump tweeted over the weekend that if Iran retaliates for Suleimani’s death, it will face U.S. attacks on 52 targets—the number of hostages held by Iran in 1979.

Under the terms of the U.S. agreement with the United Nations, “they are absolutely obligated to let him in. »

Exclusive: Christian Bale in Talks to Join ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

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Oscar winner Christian Bale is in talks to join Chris Hemsworth in Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder, Collider has exclusively learned.

The follow-up to 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok is shaping up to be Bale’s first comic book movie since his final turn as Batman in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises.

Bale is represented by WME, and a representative for the actor did not respond to a request for comment. »