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When The Brain Scrambles Names, It's Because You Love Them

If your mom had to run though the name of everyone in the family, including the dog, before hitting yours, it's probably because you're all in a mental folder labeled "loved ones."

President Obama and his national security adviser, Susan Rice, walk with the chairwoman of Vietnam's National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, third from right, during a visit to the capital Hanoi in May 2016. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Obama Adviser Susan Rice Cites Syrian War As Biggest Disappointment

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Do Anti-Snoring Gadgets Really Work?

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An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think

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Democrats Rally In Dozens Of Cities To Oppose Obamacare Repeal

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Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal

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For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room

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