Humans Really Do Choose Saying Something Nice (Or Nothing at All)
While scrolling through an internet comment section or flipping on broadcast news might lead you to suspect otherwise, new research confirms a long-standing hypothesis that, in fact, positive language dominates human communication. The findings hold across languages, cultures, and contexts. Richard Lawson — who writes positive and, occasionally, negative things as the Hollywood columnist at Vanity Fair — tells us about the study, and reveals which language is most happy of all.
Remember when President Obama was on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis? Funny or Die DC's Brad Jenkins tells us exactly how that happened, and why it was so important to the Affordable Care Act.