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Previous research has shown that babies in the first year of life understand that certain individuals tend to win in social conflicts — such as individuals that are physically larger, or that come from larger social groups. Rick Lowe/Getty Images hide caption

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Toddlers Like Winners, But How They Win Matters

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Ten international cheesemongers competed to be named the best cheesemonger in the world at Mondial du Fromage. Nathalie Vanhaver, from Belgium, in center, took gold. Christophe Gonzalez, from France, on the left, won silver; and for the first time ever, an American, Nadjeeb Chouaf, took home the bronze. Courtesy of Rodolphe Le Meunier/Deedee Dorzee hide caption

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Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts, owners of the Cork Wine Bar, take part in a press conference announcing their unfair competition lawsuit against the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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AT&T unveiled an $85.4 billion offer for Time Warner last month that would transform the telecom giant into a media-entertainment powerhouse. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why We Play Sports: Winning Motivates, But Can Backfire, Too

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