Why Charities Need To Consider Donors' Politics

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Why Some Kids Have An Inflated Sense Of Their Science Skills

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Why Tragedies Alter Risk Perception

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Can Murder Be Tracked Like An Infectious Disease?

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Does This Guy Matter? Conductor Leonard Bernstein during rehearsal with the Cincinnati Symphony at Carnegie Hall in 1977. James Garrett/New York Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors?

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Study: Reading 'Maxim' Can Make You A Theft Target

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Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University, discusses his 13 keys to a successful election campaign on April 13 in his office in Washington, D.C. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Earthquakes Can Teach Us About Elections

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Is there an angel or a devil behind the mask? Scientists say it may not matter in terms of anonymous behavior. Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Abraham Lincoln, circa 1850. Lincoln was a political non-entity before he was elected. Why is he more widely known to history than the presidents who came immediately before and after him? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Decision Time: Why Do Some Leaders Leave A Mark?

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What We Say About Our Religion, And What We Do

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Matt Langione, a subject in the study, reads Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Results from the study suggest that blood flow in the brain differs during leisurely and critical reading activities. L.A. Cicero/Stanford University hide caption

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A Lively Mind: Your Brain On Jane Austen

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There's no industry standard size for food and drink portions, so it's hard to compare a Big Gulp with a McDonald's medium soda. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How Food And Clothing Size Labels Affect What We Eat And What We Wear

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Why Mental Pictures Can Sway Your Moral Judgment

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An incentive system that gave bonuses to teachers upfront, with the threat of having to give the money back if student performance didn't improve, proved effective in one study. David Franklin/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Do Scores Go Up When Teachers Return Bonuses?

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Five Ways To Spot A Fake Online Review, Restaurant Or Otherwise

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