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The Disappointing Friend

March 29, 2017 - 4 stories
Sometimes, it seems, a friendship delivers nothing but disappointment. Whether you need to adjust your expectations, or just walk away, here's how to manage a dissatisfactory alliance. Cover Image: Denniro/Shutterstock
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The Kids Are All Right

March 28, 2017 - 4 stories
Though we know that a chaotic childhood can do great damage, there’s evidence that some kids know how to thrive. Read on for other research on dreaded test scores, body image, and shut eye for Johnny. Cover Image: NPelusi
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The Color of Bias

March 27, 2017 - 4 stories
Embracing the science of implicit bias. But what do such studies—and related programs—really reveal? Plus, read about hate crimes, diversity training, and more. Cover Image: Andresr/Shutterstock
March 18 - 24

March 18 - 24

March 25, 2017 - 7 stories
Embrace spring with these essays about your gut health, attachment styles, mental illness, and more
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The Secrets We Keep

March 24, 2017 - 4 stories
Often, keeping a secret can be hurtful. Then again, divulging it may be just as cruel and damaging. How to handle unforgiving information. Cover Image: LuckyLuke/Shutterstock
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Double-Crossed

March 23, 2017 - 4 stories
Have you been betrayed, hoodwinked, and cheated? Read about trust, deception, and betrayal. Cover Image: PhotoMediaGroup/Shutterstock
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Sweet Revenge

March 22, 2017 - 4 stories
Getting your revenge sounds sweet, but you may end up hurting yourself along the way. Sometimes the best retribution is simply living an honest, good life. Cover Image: FisherPhotostudio/Shutterstock
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Eureka!

March 21, 2017 - 4 stories
Is there a way to manufacture an “aha moment,” or at least improve the odds of having one? Cover Image: FloMaderebnerPexels
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The Slam Dunk

March 20, 2017 - 4 stories
On the playground or the professional court, a good game can reveal our most primal nature—and boost brain power, too. Cover Image: StaroftheSea/Pexels
March 11 - 17

March 11 - 17

March 18, 2017 - 8 stories
Read a few of the best posts from the past week, see essays on intelligence, the autopilot, animal behavior, and more.
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Do You Believe in Magic?

March 17, 2017 - 4 stories
Whether it’s magic, coincidence, or just good old Irish luck, you can use a leg up. But simply learning to believe in yourself may do the trick. Cover Image: EduLauton/Unsplash
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The Benefits of Boredom

March 16, 2017 - 4 stories
Wasting time is good for you. Plus the bored extravert, the wandering mind, daydreaming, and more.
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Hate to Sweat?

March 15, 2017 - 4 stories
Not that you need more reasons to move your body and get fit, but read how physical activity boosts brain power as well as self-control, and more. Cover Image: Maridav/Shutterstock
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It's All About Me

March 14, 2017 - 4 stories
You know her, or him. Loud and obnoxious, shouting me me me. No, the world does not revolve around her. How to tame that drama queen. Cover Image: AndreaRaffin/Shutterstock
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Gain the Upper Hand

March 13, 2017 - 4 stories
Life isn't a game of poker, but you can get where you want to be without using dirty tactics or coming across too aggressive. Cover Image: Luis Louro/Shutterstock
March 4 - 10

March 4 - 10

March 11, 2017 - 7 stories
Sit back and catch up on these good reads, including essays about ideological diversity, math anxiety, the terrible twos, and more.
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The Small Joys of Life

March 10, 2017 - 4 stories
Rejoice the simple things in life that get us through the day to day—they’re essential for making progress on life's goals. Cover image: RuslanIvantsov/Shutterstock
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Petty Little Things

March 09, 2017 - 4 stories
Dirty socks on the floor, an open toilet seat, and dirty dishes in the sink are just petty annoyances. But why do small irritants become big issues? Cover Image: Purino/Shutterstock
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The Single Life

March 08, 2017 - 4 stories
No, you won’t die young if you stay single. The science of being alone and living happily ever after. Cover image: LzfShutterstock
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In Pursuit of Pleasure

March 07, 2017 - 4 stories
Why does pleasure lose its pleasure? We fulfill our desires and then we get bored. Herein, the science of hedonism. Cover Image: Maridav/Shutterstock

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