Mind Set Daily – November 21, 2013

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Inside the Head of a HeadbangerInside the Head of a Headbanger

New research suggests that, for some fans, heavy metal music fills deep-seated psychological needs.

Heavy metal fans tend to be stereotyped as angry, alienated, and rebellious. The genre “attracts the misfits and the crazies,” as an Arizona music writer put it last year. “The aggression and precision speaks to them, gives them an outlet for their pent-up rage or whatever hard-to-define thing lives inside them.”

A newly published study attempts to explain that hard-to-define thing.

A research team at the University of Westminster paints a psychological portrait of those who love metal, reporting that fans “show a particular constellation” of personality traits.

US Oil Dominance will be Short LivedUS Oil Dominance will be Short Lived

The International Energy Agency says North America’s shale boom doesn’t diminish the supremacy of the Middle East in the global oil market.

The fossil fuel boom underway in the United States has transformed the global energy landscape, with the U.S. poised to eclipse all other countries as the leading producer of oil and gas in the world in 2013. But according to a new report from the International Energy Agency, that dominance will be short lived and doesn’t mark an end to the Middle East’s 40-year-reign as the world’s energy leader.

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