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Who Will Debunk The Debunkers?

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In 2012, network scientist and data theorist Samuel Arbesman published a disturbing thesis: What we think of as established knowledge decays over time. 

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Parents Shouldn’t Spy on Their Kids - Issue 35: Boundaries - Nautilus

Parents Shouldn’t Spy on Their Kids - Issue 35: Boundaries - Nautilus | The Swimming Pool | Scoop.it
For the past two years, Mandie Snyder, an accountant near Spokane, Washington, has been “monitoring” her daughter. With a handy…
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‘La Toilette’: Art Show Explores Women’s Bathing Rituals Through History

‘La Toilette’: Art Show Explores Women’s Bathing Rituals Through History | The Swimming Pool | Scoop.it
An exhibition at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris brings together more than 100 works that portray the bathing and grooming rituals of women, their spaces and gestures, from the 16th century to the present.
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An Immigrant's Dream for a Better Life

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Going behind the numbers and beyond the political debate, Mark Abramson got close to a young immigrant whose parents took her to California despite not having proper authorization.
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How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

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After a decade-long slump, Lego has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. An exclusive look inside the company's top-secret Future Lab.
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Anti-social network: Health risks of love-hate friends

Anti-social network: Health risks of love-hate friends | The Swimming Pool | Scoop.it
Around half of our acquaintances may be “frenemies” – and they could have a surprising impact on your psychology and physical well-being, says David Robson.
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The puzzle of motivation

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Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.
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I regret giving my children cellphones, but not for the reasons you’d think

I regret giving my children cellphones, but not for the reasons you’d think | The Swimming Pool | Scoop.it
By giving them cell phones, I had inadvertently placed an expectation and a burden on my children that I did not experience until my 30s.
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Dogs (and Cats) Can Love

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Neurochemical research has shown that the hormone released when people are in love is released in animals in the same intimate circumstances.
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Captured: children's playgrounds from around the world

Captured: children's playgrounds from around the world | The Swimming Pool | Scoop.it
Whether for a privileged pupil in London or a slum-dweller in Nairobi, breaktime is a universal part of the school day – but there the similarity ends, as the photographer James Mollison discovered
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How Unisex Clothing Became a Symbol of the 20th Century's Culture Wars

How Unisex Clothing Became a Symbol of the 20th Century's Culture Wars | The Swimming Pool | Scoop.it
Gender-neutral clothing is back in vogue, but the craze in many ways has mirrored broader social changes throughout the 20th century.
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Video: The Last Reel

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As cinemas across the United States transition to digital projectors, this short documentary celebrates the beauty of traditional 35-millimeter film.
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How stories are told around the world

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From Hula to Griot, Calypso to Zajal, here are just some of the storytelling traditions used across the globe.
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5 Languages That Could Change the Way You See the World

5 Languages That Could Change the Way You See the World | The Swimming Pool | Scoop.it
I went to my neighbor’s house for something to eat yesterday.Think about this sentence. It’s pretty simple—English speakers…
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Photographer's Incredible 14-Year Quest to Document the World's Oldest Trees

Photographer's Incredible 14-Year Quest to Document the World's Oldest Trees | The Swimming Pool | Scoop.it
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