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Fresh Starts

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Snooki and the Handbag

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The Edge Effect

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Who Gets Power — And Why It Can Corrupt Even The Best Of Us

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Fake News: An Origin Story

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Rates of "summer melt" are highest for students from lower-income backgrounds, especially if their own parents didn't go through the college application process. Hill Street Studios/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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Summer Melt: Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

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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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Hungry, Hungry Hippocampus: Why and How We Eat

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The clicker became a popular tool for dog training in the 1980s. Today, it has also caught on with humans — helping people to become better dancers, fishermen, golfers, and now, surgeons. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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When Everything Clicks: The Power Of Judgment-Free Learning

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After a long history of civil war and corruption, many Liberians didn't trust their government's attempts to control Ebola. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Panic! What We Can Learn From Chaos

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Rewinding & Rewriting: The Alternate Universes in Our Heads

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Baby Talk: Decoding The Secret Language Of Babies

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