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It is time we stop pandering to the ideological know-nothings and tell it like it is without obfuscation.
It all begins in childhood. This resistance stems from two general facts about children—one having to do with what they know and the other having to do with how they learn.
Old-fashioned teaching and testing is the way to learn and retain the knowledge for a lifetime of usefulness and enjoyment.
Why don't we see miracle diets that tout maintenance of weight loss? The reasons for that are both psychological and physiological, and the neurobiology of it is fascinating.
We are increasingly coming to the conclusion that the much maligned placebo effect is indeed "all in your head"—but in a much more profound sense than had been suspected.
Dr. Dov Michaeli explores the question of who has more patience, us or our closest relatives, the chimps.
Saying one thing and then doing another is a result of your weakness. But doing one thing and then saying another, this is no weakness but willful hypocrisy.
Diogenes Syndrome may be entertaining in movies and on TV, but in real life, the consequences can be deadly. Syndrome is a variant of self-neglect disorder.
Why do we empathize? And how did the capacity of human beings to imagine the other come into being?
No matter how dissimilar we look or behave, we share most of our genome with each other.
I'm still awed by stories of Wesley Autrey and Sgt. Tommy Rieman. This is a level of altruistic behavior that far surpasses the one exhibited by social insects.
If the meal we eat is small, we are pretty good at estimating calories. But if the meal is large, we grossly underestimate the number of calories it contains.