Shankar Vedantam Shankar Vedantam is a science correspondent for NPR.

How Poker Player Annie Duke Used Gender Stereotypes To Win Matches

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Hidden Brain: What's The Source Of Success In Sports?

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The Cost Of Interruptions: They Waste More Time Than You Think

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Switchtracking, as defined by author Sheila Heen, is when "someone gives you feedback, and your reaction to that feedback changes the subject." Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption

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Trying To Change, Or Changing The Subject? How Feedback Gets Derailed

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The Economics Of Happiness And A Country's Income Inequality

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Can Grocery Carts Steer Consumers To Healthier Purchases?

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Why Are Women Less Likely To Become Entrepreneurs Than Men?

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Hard Evidence: Teachers' Unconscious Biases Contribute To Gender Disparity

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Scientific Findings Often Fail To Be Replicated, Researchers Say

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Social Scientists Develop Profile To Spot Likely Tax Evaders

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Can Reusable Bags At The Grocery Store Change What People Buy?

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Matchmakers Are Happier Than Non-Matchmakers, Research Shows

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How Cellphone Use Can Help Determine A Person's Creditworthiness

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