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Hillary Clinton made history this week as the first female presidential candidate ever nominated by a major political party in the United States. Not surprisingly, Clinton and her campaign surrogates...

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We’ve all heard that “practice makes perfect,” or at least that “perfect practice makes perfect.” Is this true? Some would unequivocally say “yes.” In 1993, psychologist K. Anders Ericsson...

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In 2008, the United States elected its first African-American president. But in the last year of Obama’s final term, the paradox and tragedy of race is as apparent now as any time in recent American...

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The shadow of the Zika virus hangs over the Rio Olympic Games, with visitors and even high-profile athletes citing worries about Zika as a reason to stay away (even if the risk is probably quite low)....

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The failed July 15 coup in Turkey has prompted a tsunami of responses by the government that is likely to have a lasting impact on all aspects of politics and society, including the economy. The initial...

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As the spotlight shifts from the Republican to Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton’s plans for health care reform, including a proposed new “public option” for health insurance for some Americans,...

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Approximately four million women give birth each year in the United States. Most women have some level of fear about labor and birth; it is considered part of the normal experience of childbirth. For...

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Imagine walking along in the African savanna. Suddenly you notice a moving bush partially obscuring a large yellow object. From this limited information, you need to figure out if you’re in danger and...

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From the U.K.’s Brexit vote to the U.S. presidential race, a handful of campaigns and elections around the world dominate news cycle after news cycle. One election that has gotten less attention than...

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After the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, one of the first actions of the Turkish state and government was to purge thousands of academics and deans from office. In a crackdown that rapidly spread across...