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Why Rituals Work

There are real benefits to rituals, religious or otherwise

May 14, 2013 — Francesca Gino and Michael I. Norton
Inside the Mind of a Psychopath

Inside the Mind of a Psychopath

The brains of psychopaths react differently to images of someone being hurt than the brains of non-psychopaths. Christie Nicholson reports

May 14, 2013
Video Game Play Sharpens Elderly Minds

Video Game Play Sharpens Elderly Minds

Elderly people who played a video game that challenged their brain processing speed showed improvements in executive function compared with those who did crossword puzzles. Amy Kraft reports

May 3, 2013
Now Hear This! Most People Stink at Listening [Excerpt]

Now Hear This! Most People Stink at Listening [Excerpt]

In what may be a dangerous trend, the influx of digital gadgets into daily life has made people super productive, yet much less attentive and able to focus on any single detail

May 3, 2013 — Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson
Gap Grows between Wanting and Working

Gap Grows between Wanting and Working

Compared with kids who graduated high school the 1970s, Millennial teens are more interested in material signs of success and less concerned with working to get them. Karen Hopkin reports

May 2, 2013
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