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Hidden Brain Puzzle: We hear a lot about research into self-esteem among kids, but new research explores self-esteem over the lifespan. Americans turn out to have the highest self-esteem at age
a) 20
b) 40
c) 60
d) 80

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Shankar Vedantam is a science reporter with National Public Radio and a Nieman fellow at Harvard University.


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