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How Labels Can Affect People's Personalities And Potential
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How Labels Can Affect People's Personalities And Potential

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Radio Replay: Loving the Lie

Don Lowry's con unfolded very slowly over two decades. When it was finally exposed, some of the victims defended the people who had been fooling them. They preferred to believe the lie.Emily Bogle/NPRhide caption

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Radio Replay: Loving the Lie

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What Can A Personality Test Tell Us About Who We Are?
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What Can A Personality Test Tell Us About Who We Are?

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Radio Replay: Life, Interrupted
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Radio Replay: Life, Interrupted

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How Birth Order Relates To Job Success
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How Birth Order Relates To Job Success

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Boycotts And Buycotts: How We Use Money To Express Ourselves

Ivanka Trump's brand has been the target of boycotts and "buycotts" in recent months, as Americans have been expressing their values with their wallets.Drew Angerer/Getty Imageshide caption

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Boycotts And Buycotts: How We Use Money To Express Ourselves

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An American Secret: The Untold Story Of Native American Enslavement

By 1495, Christopher Columbus was in trouble. The riches he had imagined finding in Asia were not materializing in the New World, and the costs of his voyages were mounting. Sending indigenous people back to Europe as slaves became his solution.Heritage Images/Getty Imageshide caption

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An American Secret: The Untold Story Of Native American Enslavement

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Radio Replay: Crime As A Disease

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Radio Replay: Crime As A Disease

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Researchers Explore The Effects Of Section 8 Grants In Houston
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Researchers Explore The Effects Of Section 8 Grants In Houston

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The "Swiss Army Knife" Of Health: A Good Night's Sleep

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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The "Swiss Army Knife" Of Health: A Good Night's Sleep

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Pavlovian Conditioning And Marriage
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Pavlovian Conditioning And Marriage

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Eleven Days Without Sleep: The Haunting Effects Of A Record-Breaking Stunt

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Eleven Days Without Sleep: The Haunting Effects Of A Record-Breaking Stunt

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Study: CEOs Who Invest In Social Responsibility Initiatives Risk Their Jobs
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Study: CEOs Who Invest In Social Responsibility Initiatives Risk Their Jobs

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The Trick To Surviving A High-Stakes, High-Pressure Job? Try A Checklist

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 Archives hide caption

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The Trick To Surviving A High-Stakes, High-Pressure Job? Try A Checklist

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Radio Replay: Prisons of Our Own Making
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Radio Replay: Prisons of Our Own Making

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We're Not As Good At Remembering Faces As We Think We Are

Shankar Vedantam, NPR's social science correspondent and host of the Hidden Brain podcast, explains why some of us are really good at recognizing faces and others are not.John Lamb/Getty Imageshide caption

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We're Not As Good At Remembering Faces As We Think We Are

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Predictably Unpredictable: Why We Don't Act Like We Should
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Predictably Unpredictable: Why We Don't Act Like We Should

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Bad-Mouthing Opponents Likely Spurs Them On To Win, Research Shows
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Bad-Mouthing Opponents Likely Spurs Them On To Win, Research Shows

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Nostalgia Isn't Just A Fixation On The Past - It Can Be About The Future, Too
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Nostalgia Isn't Just A Fixation On The Past - It Can Be About The Future, Too

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