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Daniel Kahneman, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, has died. He merged psychology and economics to help launch the growing field of "behavioral economics." Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People walk near the Chicago Theatre on Tuesday in the city's Loop community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines on the wearing of masks, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore in most settings. Will it encourage the unvaccinated to get their shots? Shafkat Anowar/AP hide caption

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The CDC Is Gambling On Relaxed Mask Rules To Get More People Vaccinated

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Bilal Chaudhry, 16, picks up a dozen eggs to give to a person in a car during a free egg distribution in Cumru Township, PA. The distribution was held to help people during the COVID-19 outbreak. MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Theory Vs. Reality: Why Our Economic Behavior Isn't Always Rational

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A rhesus macaque monkey grooms another on Cayo Santiago, off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Daniel Kahneman On Misery, Memory, And Our Understanding Of The Mind

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Predictably Unpredictable: Why We Don't Act Like We Should

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A trader fills orders Monday in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Watching market numbers plummet can make investors queasy, but analysts say keeping a level head through volatility is the best course. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Keep Calm And Carry The 1: Investors Often Miscalculate Amid Volatility

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