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  • What Your Choice of Words Says about Your Personality

    By Jan Dönges | Scientific American "No one doubts that the words we write or speak are an expression of our inner thoughts and personalities. But beyond the meaningful content of language, a wealth of unique insights into an author’s mind are hidden in the style of a text—in such elements as how...
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  • Truth or Lies

    By Veronique Greenwood "In a famous set of experiments in the 1970s, children were observed trick-or-treating in the suburbs. Some were asked their names and addresses upon arriving at a door, while some were asked nothing. All were instructed to take just one piece of candy from the bowl, but as...
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  • The Altruism in Economics

    By Jeremy Mercer from Ode Magazine "The City of Yonkers, New York, wound up in a distressing predicament early this year. The municipal budget was running a deficit and the economic crisis was sorely aggravating the problem. Layoffs were needed and among the casualties were six firefighters, including...
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  • Why We Must Ration Health Care

    By Peter Singer "You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A drug called Sutent slows the spread of the cancer and may give you an extra six months, but at a cost of $54,000. Is a few more months worth that much? If you can afford it, you probably would...
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  • Review of "The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment"

    "Human culture is being pressed on all sides as we grapple worldwide with issues of finance, government and freedom. Yet, as important as these are, they merely mask even greater difficulties. The increasing pressure of more people seeking ever greater affluence has impact beyond just a credit crunch...
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