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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 — ستيف ميرسكي

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

When Passion Is the Enemy

People with borderline personality disorder endure emotional extremes that can rip apart their lives

July 1, 2010 — Molly Knight Raskin
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