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The Roots of Inequality and What We Can Do About It

Our genes, brain, and psychology all conspire to generate inequality in our highly developed societies. But it wasn't always so. When and why has inequality become so entrenched?
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Cooperation in the Age of the Gerrymander

In the past, cooperation for mutual benefit was so biologically advantageous that it was hard-wired in the brain, but politics may have changed the rules of the game.
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The Real Benefits of Women’s Resistance in an Uncertain Time

Karen McCann's book 'Women of the American Resistance: You Are the One We Have Been Waiting For,' shines a light on the variety and creativity of activism.
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What Makes Humans Exceptional? Our Neurobiology

What makes humans exceptional animals? Turns out we have an area of the brain that is not found in other animals and may be the basis for our ability to plan.

The Fascinating History of the Color Blue

In ancient literature, the sea and sky were described as anything but blue, perhaps because it was not as important to them as black, white, and red.
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How Gratitude Can Change Your Life for the Better

Research has documented that gratitude has beneficial effects on health that can be measured objectively.
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Getting Hit By A Truck Taught Me The Power of Love

After being hit by a truck and critically injured, Vicki learned that the power of love and goodness from strangers can change your life in unexpected ways.
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Are Political Views Hard-Wired in the Brain?

There is still a big gap in our knowledge between fixation of memories in the brain and fixed political views, but we know when experiences are embedded in long-term memory, thick protein bridges between the neurons "solidify" the circuits.
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The Ancient Human Language of Music

Music and dance are uniquely human activities that have accompanied human evolution since we became full-fledged social animals.
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Selective Memory in the Age of Facebook

It's easy to understand the power of Facebook: Memories are reinforced by repetition and forgetting is induced when messages come from outside of your tribe.
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What Should You Do if Your Top Performer Is Toxic?

Not only do toxic employees violate a company's values, they also have a financial cost that can be calculated and shared with others in the organization to help spur action.
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7 All Natural Ways to Treat ADHD

Natural interventions such as brainwave entraining music, diet, behavioral therapy, and meditation may provide viable alternatives to ADHD medications.

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