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Far from dodging the issue of the environment, the mayor of Beijing, Wang Anshun, recently called his own city "unlivable" due to air pollution caused by industry, driving, and a population boom.
Researchers have found that singles who spend their free time helping friends and neighbors are more likely to be in a relationship a year later. And who says nice guys finish last?
Breakfast wasn't always a mainstream mealtime. In the Middle Ages, it was thought as unhealthy to eat another meal before the previous one was fully digested. So what brought about breakfast? Coffee and stable...
How does someone's facial features influence how we view their decisions? The truth is if we think someone has a trustworthy face, we're less likely to contradict their decisions.
Inspired by the real-life story behind the recent film Unbroken, the John Templeton Foundation has released a video teaching the importance of forgiveness.
America's most meritocratic institutions—schools, universities, and the workplace—are becoming places where inheritance thrives rather than individuals with talent.
How would your brain respond to seeing an image of grilled chicken? How about a plate of french fries? It turns out lean and overweight women's brains respond very differently to healthy and unhealthy foods.
What do our brains look like when we read aloud? What about when we read to ourselves? To your brain, it's the same thing.