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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.
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TDWI Wishes Everyone a Happy New Year’s Eve

We want to thank all of our readers, contributors, staff, and, of course, all the wonderful PR people for supporting The Doctor Weighs In.
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Let’s Show Gratitude for Christmas This Year

Thank you for reading our stories and we wish you all a Merry Christmas, Festive Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and just plain ole Happy Holidays!
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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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How Music Can Powerfully Heal a Physician’s Life

Family Physician Adam Kendall uses music not only to heal himself, but also to share love and respect with his community and help him become a better physician.
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New Year’s Eve in the Streets of Cartagena’s Old City

Cartagena's Old City is the place to be on New Year's Eve - restaurants move into the streets for the party.
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How the Alphabet Developed

The short answer: by simplifying pictures. The longer answer is more interesting. Cave drawings The urge to communicate through pictures was with us since the very early...
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End-of-Life As Seen Through Mark Twain’s Eyes

Dr. Dov Michaeli writes to see what America's quintessential humorist, Mark Twain, had to say about the end-of-life and life-after-death.
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Magical… But Is It Magic?

As the world becomes more and more explainable based on science and frightening natural events become explicable, it becomes harder for us to comprehend a world based on magic.