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March 28, 2013

 

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Math Hurts My Brain – Why?

I'm not a math person. Anytime I have to deal with numbers, let alone solve an actual math problem ‑‑ which, thankfully, is not often ‑‑ it's almost painful.

March 27, 2013

 

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Do Colors Have Smells?

Have you ever heard the color blue? Or tasted the musical note F-sharp?

March 26, 2013

 

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Why Do I Fear The Dentist?

I hate going to the dentist. In fact, I openly fear it. Yet I've never actually had a really bad or painful experience with a dentist.

March 13, 2013

 

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The Power Of Cute

I've heard that owning a dog or cat can be a good way to deal with stress and ward off depression. Is that true?

February 28, 2013

 

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What Is Boredom, Scientifically Speaking?

Everyone gets bored from time to time. But I was wondering--what is boredom exactly, scientifically speaking?

February 7, 2013

 

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Gender Bias An Obstacle To Women In The Sciences

If you've ever cringed upon hearing the taunting cry of "you throw like a girl!" from out on the middle school playground, this Moment of Science is for you.

January 29, 2013

 

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Is Therapy Over-The-Phone As Effective As In-Person Therapy?

Would you ever try talk therapy over the phone?

January 14, 2013

 

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Why Does The Sound Of Fingernails On A Chalkboard Annoy Us?

Have you ever wondered why the sound of scraping a chalkboard seems so terrible to the human ear?

January 8, 2013

 

man standing on a weight-measuring scale in black socks and khakis

How To Eat Less When Dining Out

According to one study, keeping your weight in check may also depend on where you eat.

December 19, 2012

 

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Why Do Guys Hate Veggies?

Psychology explains why guys hate veggies.

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