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The Fascinating History of the Color Red

The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.
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A Brief But Powerful History of the Color Purple

Throughout history, the rich and powerful adorned themselves with the color purple. It was difficult to make & hard to get so the elite kept it to themselves.
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Adult ADHD? Here are 6 Coping Strategies That Actually Help

Older individuals with ADHD are challenged because they're expected to have gained control over their behaviors. Here are 6 coping strategies that actually help.
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Want to Know Why You Procrastinate?

Research on consumer behavior provides useful insights into why we procrastinate but what to do about depends on what you do with the information.
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What is the Science Behind the Spread of Fake News?

We can learn a lot from science about the spread of fake news but what can we do to stop its dissemination and repair the damage?
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A Spoonful of Empathy Helps the Medicine Go Down

A recent study confirmed that doctors who use positive language reduce patient pain by a similar amount to drugs. Other trials show that positive messages have numerous benefits, ranging from helping Parkinson's patients move their hands faster to reducing how much pain medication patients use.
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What Helps to Ensure Cooperation in Diverse Societies?

A study of post-war Bosnia provides insights into what helps (and what doesn't) when it comes to ensuring cooperation in diverse societies. The findings are highly relevant to the divisiveness in U.S. society today.

Random Thoughts on ‘The Theory of Everything’

Stephen Hawking overcame the physical affliction of his degenerative neurologic disease (ALS) with his soaring optimism going on to become one of the world's most famous theoretical physicists. Unique aspects of the human brain help explain why.
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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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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.