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The Equation for Happiness

Is there an equation for happiness? And if so, can science really define it?
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In Defense of Introverted Children

As the mother of an introverted child, I felt unnerved by the reactions of adults around me to my daughter’s quietness.
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The Latchkey Generation: How Bad Was It?

The latchkey generation--also known as Generation X--was raised by working parents who left them alone after school. We consider the implications.
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Is TV for Toddlers Really that Bad?

BabyFirstTV, a channel aimed specifically at toddlers is headed for US TV.
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The Coca-Cola Wars: Can Anybody Really Tell the Difference?

While few people can reliably discern any difference in a blind taste test, Coca-Cola is winning in its branding war with Pepsi.

A Smoking Gun: The Battle Over Gun Control and Statistical Significance

Gun control and statistical significance in Florida

In Pain? Don’t Worry, It’s Literally in Your Mind

A look at the research in mind/body science and pain.
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Psy-Q: Does Your Horoscope Affect School Performance?

Does one's horoscope birth date impact performance in school? A look at the research.
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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.