Noah was the most popular boy baby name in the following states: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico and North Carolina, (Photo: Getty Images).
In a 2012 article in the Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, “Evolution and the psychology of intergroup conflict: the male warrior hypothesis,” Michigan State Psychologist Dr. Melissa McDonald and colleagues argue that human brains evolved cognitive and emotional mechanisms to form deep bonds with a particular group in order to reap important benefits of intra-group cooperation such as sharing of scarce resources, group child rearing and collective defense against external threats.
Lansing, Michigan, high school teacher Laura Sifferman — herself the mother of children ages 10, 8, and 4 — told TODAY Parents that although she knows some students abuse bathroom passes, she always lets her 9th and 11th grade students go to the bathroom when they ask her for permission.
The Michigan duo first poke fun at other principals and superintended who sing school cancellation announcements until they break into a stirring rendition of the iconic song “Hallelujah,” with lyrics centered around missed school days.
According to a recent paper by University of California Davis psychologist Christopher Hopwood and Michigan State University’s Evan Good, problematic relationships result when people bring their own personal difficulties into play but at the same time are overly sensitive to the problems of their partners.