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Yawning May Promote Social Bonding Even Between Dogs And Humans

Bears do it, bats do it. So do dogs and humans. They all yawn. It's a common behavior, but why is a bit of a mystery. Researchers think yawning may perk up the brain and help with social bonding.

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The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers

The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers

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Logic Is Ready To Tell The World Who He Is

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Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Try A Nap Pod

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Yawning May Promote Social Bonding Even Between Dogs And Humans

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Muscovites Protest Mayor's Plans to Demolish Their Homes

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