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All the Feels: the Morphology of Reaction Gifs

From visual emojis depicting simple emotional states, it's a short step to emotion or reaction gifs, used to respond in playful ways to online discussions.
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How to Have a Happy Marriage: Overestimate Your Spouse’s Good Qualities

Newlyweds’ perceptions of each other during “honeymoon period.” Can research tell us anything about how to have a happy marriage?

Brian Williams and Our Treacherous Memories

There’s been some hand-wringing from pundits about truth and memory in the wake of Brian Williams recent embellishments.
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What’s in a Brand Name: the Sounds of Persuasion

The mere letters and sounds used in a brand name can have a curious impact on its reception by the public.
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PSY-Q: The SAD-dest Time of the Year

What are the treatment options for SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder?
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Chess Grandmastery: Nature, Gender, and the Genius of Judit Polgár

László Polgár raised all three of his daughters to become chess prodigies.

MacArthur Fellow Jennifer L. Eberhardt Shines Light on Racism and Criminal Justice

Social psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt has won a MacArthur fellowship for her research in criminal justice reform.
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Go Outside, It’s Good for You

If E.O. Wilson is right, that our love of nature is innate, what does it mean to be cloistering ourselves inside, away from it?