A Hare Krishna distributes food gifts from a chariot during a festival in London in 2011. The religious group began distributing books, flowers and gifts to strangers in the 1970s, drawing on the rule of reciprocation to raise money. Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese schoolchildren during lessons at a classroom in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, in 2010. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jennifer Ruiz and her 2-year-old daughter, "Moo Moo," at a Red Cross shelter in Little Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Ruiz and her daughter evacuated from their home in Seaside Heights. Alix Spiegel/NPR hide caption

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With the advent of radio and television, presidential charisma became a more important personality characteristic. Above, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who is rated one of the most charismatic presidents; John F. Kennedy; Bill Clinton. Getty Images hide caption

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In a 2004 debate in St. Louis, President Bush answers a question as his opponent, Sen. John Kerry, listens. Both candidates used a number of "pivots" in their debates. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

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Teachers interact differently with students expected to succeed. But they can be trained to change those classroom behaviors. hide caption

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A less complicated time? Petula Clark holds her 1965 gold record for "Downtown," an uptempo song in a major key. R. McPhedran/Getty Images hide caption

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Research shows that under certain circumstances, we can train ourselves to forget details about particular memories. hide caption

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Wanda Kaczynski and her son David Kaczynski (right background) are escorted to their car by defense lawyers after Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski pleaded guilty Jan. 22, 1998, in Sacramento, Calif. John G. Mabanglo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kimberly Payton, a teacher at the Small Savers Child Development Center, reads to a group of preschoolers in Washington, D.C., in 2010. Researchers say that teachers who make small changes in how they read to 4-year-olds can improve kids' reading skills later on. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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People who are interested in and paying close attention to each other begin to speak more alike, a psychologist says. hide caption

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