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The Willpower Paradox

Setting your mind on a goal may be counterproductive. Instead think of the future as an open question

July 26, 2010 — Wray Herbert

The Impact of Rude Behavior on a Business

New research shows that rudeness between employees can have a far worse impact on a business than rudeness directed toward customers, or even employee incompetence. Christie Nicholson reports...

July 24, 2010

Why Do We Forget?

Timothy Brady, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, answers

July 13, 2010 — Timothy Brady

Status Matters

People try harder to beat a weakling than to topple a higher-ranked opponent

July 8, 2010 — Harvey Black

Will Your Plug-In Car Actually Be Coal-Powered? And Other July Stories

Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina and staff editor Michael Moyer join podcast host Steve Mirsky to talk about articles in the July issue, including: "The Dirty Truth about Plug-In Hybrids"; "How Babies Think"; and "Birds That Lived with Dinosaurs"...

July 8, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

Sports Results Affect Voter Behavior

Local college football wins before elections upped incumbents' vote totals, and college basketball wins influenced presidential ratings. Karen Hopkin reports

July 7, 2010
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