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The Troubling Viral Trend of the “Hilarious” Black Neighbor

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Charles Ramsey, the man who helped rescue three Cleveland women presumed dead after going missing a decade ago, has become aninstant Internet meme.
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Cheating to Learn: How a UCLA professor gamed a game theory midterm | Which Way L.A.?

Cheating to Learn: How a UCLA professor gamed a game theory midterm | Which Way L.A.? | Thinky Things | Scoop.it
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Does Language Influence Culture?

Does Language Influence Culture? | Thinky Things | Scoop.it
New cognitive research suggests that language profoundly influences the way people see the world; a different sense of blame in Japanese and Spanish
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Just Say No To “Fast Fashion”

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Elizabeth L. Cline’s book, “Overdressed,” is a fascinating look at the impact that “fast fashion” has on the economy, the environment and on us. The way clothing is ma...
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How to Live Without Irony

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If life has become an endless series of sarcastic jokes and pop references, a competition to see who can care the least, we've made a collective misstep.
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Life in the City Is Essentially One Giant Math Problem

Life in the City Is Essentially One Giant Math Problem | Thinky Things | Scoop.it

"“Give me the size of a city in the United States and I can tell you how many police it has, how many patents, how many AIDS cases,” says West, “just as you can calculate the life span of a mammal from its body mass."

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Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart? | Thinky Things | Scoop.it
Scientists think bouts of panic in stressful situations can be traced to genetics. But don’t freak out. Biology is not necessarily destiny.
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The pun conundrum

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For some, the pun is the lowest form of wordplay. For others, an art form. But Jesus was a punner, and Shakespeare, says Sally Davies.
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Shakespeare and Wordsworth boost the brain, new research reveals - Telegraph

Shakespeare and Wordsworth boost the brain, new research reveals - Telegraph | Thinky Things | Scoop.it
The works of Shakespeare and Wordsworth are “rocket-boosters” to the brain and better therapy than self-help books, researchers will say this week.
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