Why Countries Invest Differently In Environmental Issues

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Study: Commuting Adversely Affects Political Engagement

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Ronald Heifetz draws on his training as a psychiatrist to coach aspiring leaders at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)

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Why Do People Agree To Work In Boring Jobs?

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Study Sheds Light On Criminal Activity During Time Change

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Kids might be more satisfied if they get one good treat instead of one good treat and one lesser treat. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Why Are Kids Who Get Less Candy Happier On Halloween?

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Why We Care More About Losses Than Gains

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Why College Freshmen May Feel Like Impostors On Campus

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Theorists Compare Government Shutdown To A Not-So-Fun Game

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Examining The Psychology Of Sports Fans

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When it comes to nature versus nurture, brain scientists think both matter. Daniel Horowitz for NPR hide caption

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Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time

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Football fans ate fattier meals the day after their teams lost a game, a study found. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Diet Of Defeat: Why Football Fans Mourn With High-Fat Food

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Security guards stand outside newspaper offices in Guangdong province in January, where banners and flowers were laid in protest of censorship. AP hide caption

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It's OK To Protest In China, Just Don't March

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The poor tend to value social connections, psychologists say. But as people become wealthy, they need one another less and — according to some scientists — make fewer connections. Images.com/Corbis hide caption

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As We Become Richer, Do We Become Stingier?

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Pregnant doctors are less likely than other women to deliver their babies via C-section, recent research suggests. Economists say that may be because the physician patients feel more empowered to question the obstetrician. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Money May Be Motivating Doctors To Do More C-Sections

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