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How Can Schools Better Persuade Students To Show Up For Class?
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How Can Schools Better Persuade Students To Show Up For Class?

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Sounds Like A Winner: What Voices Have To Do With Politics
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Sounds Like A Winner: What Voices Have To Do With Politics

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Life, Death And The Lazarus Drug: Confronting America's Opioid Crisis
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Life, Death And The Lazarus Drug: Confronting America's Opioid Crisis

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Social Stigma Is One Reason The Opioid Crisis Is Hard To Confront

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Can A Child Be Raised Free Of Gender Stereotypes? This Family Tried
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Can A Child Be Raised Free Of Gender Stereotypes? This Family Tried

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Too Little, Too Much: How Poverty and Wealth Affect Our Minds
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Too Little, Too Much: How Poverty and Wealth Affect Our Minds

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Voting With A Middle Finger: Two Views On The White Working Class
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Voting With A Middle Finger: Two Views On The White Working Class

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Nature, Nurture And Your Politics

What role does biology play in our politics? More than you might think, according to political scientist John Hibbing.Angela Hsieh hide caption

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Nature, Nurture And Your Politics

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'Man Up': How A Fear Of Appearing Feminine Restricts Men, And Affects Us All

In a study conducted by psychologist Jennifer Bosson, some men reported that ordering a drink with a cocktail umbrella felt like a gender violation.Parth Shahhide caption

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'Man Up': How A Fear Of Appearing Feminine Restricts Men, And Affects Us All

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The Psychological Forces Behind A Cultural Reckoning: Understanding #MeToo

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The Psychological Forces Behind A Cultural Reckoning: Understanding #MeToo

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Radio Replay: Eyes Wide Open

Think you can get away with fewer than eight hours of sleep per night? Neuroscientist Matthew Walker says, think again.Sophie Blackall/Getty Images/Ikon Imageshide caption

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Radio Replay: Eyes Wide Open

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Researchers Explore Gender Disparities In The Art World

Christie's exhibition space in King Street, London, United Kingdom. Exhibition of impressionists artworks in June 2014.Lionel Derimais/Getty Imageshide caption

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Researchers Explore Gender Disparities In The Art World

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The Cassandra Curse: Why We Heed Some Warnings, And Ignore Others

Why are some warnings heard, while others are ignored?Angela Hsieh/NPRhide caption

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The Cassandra Curse: Why We Heed Some Warnings, And Ignore Others

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Our Better Nature: How The Great Outdoors Can Improve Your Life

Researchers say there's growing evidence that nature has a powerful effect on us, improving both our physical and psychological health.Angela Hsieh/NPRhide caption

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Our Better Nature: How The Great Outdoors Can Improve Your Life

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BS Jobs: How Meaningless Work Wears Us Down

Anthropologist David Graeber says there's a perverse logic that has allowed pointless jobs to proliferate in many workplaces.Yang Liu/Getty Imageshide caption

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BS Jobs: How Meaningless Work Wears Us Down

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You 2.0: Check Yourself

On October 30, 1935, a Boeing plane known as the "flying fortress" crashed during a military demonstration in Ohio — shocking the aviation industry and prompting questions about the future of flight.National Archiveshide caption

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You 2.0: Check Yourself

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You 2.0: Originals

Even Thomas Edison got it wrong sometimes. In 1890, he marketed this creepy talking doll that was taken off the shelves after just a few weeks. Listen to its horrifying rendition of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."Collection of Robin and Joan Rolfs/Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Parkhide caption

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You 2.0: Originals

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