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Stop The Presses! Newspapers Affect Us, Often In Ways We Don't Realize

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Study Links Racial Prejudices And Disease Outbreaks

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Hidden Brain: How Trust May Help To Limit A Disease Outbreak

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"Nostalgia is memory with the pain removed." Jim Holliday Gpointstudio/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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Looking Back: Reflecting On The Past To Understand The Present

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'Hidden Brain': How 'Egocentric Bias' Can Lead Us Astray

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Why are some warnings heard, while others are ignored? Angela Hsieh hide caption

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How To See The Future (No Crystal Ball Needed)

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The Story Of Money: How Human Behavior Shapes Economies — And Vice Versa

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How Does The Way You Feel Shape The Way You Think About Your Life?

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The Psychology Behind When Emotions Turn Us Into Different People

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Hidden Brain: Does Going To Church Improve Your Mental Health?

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How Outrage Is Hijacking Our Culture And Our Minds

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Taken in aggregate, the billions of online searches we make every day say a lot about our most private thoughts and biases. Lee Woodgate/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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I, Robot: Our Changing Relationship With Technology

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Death And The Great Beyond: How We Grapple With The Idea Of Dying

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Finding Meaning At Work: How We Shape And Think About Our Jobs

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