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Hidden Brain: How Cigarette Taxes Affect Food Buying

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Researchers Examine When People Are More Susceptible To Fake News

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According to research from Harvard, between 10% and 40% of the kids who intend to go to college at the time of high school graduation don't actually show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon "summer melt," and it has long been a puzzling problem. S_e_P_p/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Pain Before Pleasure Makes The Pleasure Even Better, Study Finds

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Research Shows Birth Order Really Does Matter

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New study shows child care centers don't necessarily hire the most qualified teachers. Caiaimage/Paul Bradbury/Getty Images hide caption

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Child Care Centers Often Don't Hire The Most Qualified Teachers, Study Shows

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From sports, to politics, to the stock market, we love to make (and hear) predictions. This week, Hidden Brain explores why the so-called experts are so often wrong, and how we can avoid the common pitfalls of telling the future. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Sometimes it can feel like there is a terrorist attack on the news every other week. But how much attention an attack receives has a lot to do with one factor: the religion of the perpetrator. David McNew /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hidden Brain: Terror Strikes And An Attacker's Identity

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Sometimes it can feel like there is a terrorist attack on the news every other week. But how much attention an attack receives has a lot to do with one factor: the religion of the perpetrator. David McNew /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In the aftermath of a police-involved shooting, there's often a familiar debate about what led to it. But research shows there's an underlying cause that we often miss. JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Police Shootings: How A Culture Of Racism Can Infect Us All

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Psychologist Phil Tetlock thinks the parable of the fox and the hedgehog represents two different cognitive styles. "The hedgehogs are more the big idea people, more decisive," while the foxes are more accepting of nuance, more open to using different approaches with different problems. Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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The Triumphs And Perils Of 'Going Big'

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Researchers Ferret Out Information From White House Visitor Logs

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In the aftermath of a police-involved shooting, there's often a familiar debate about what led to it. But research shows there's an underlying cause that we often miss. JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is recycling bad? No, but research suggests recycling can have a downside. Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Recycling Options Lead People To Waste More

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The "broken windows" theory of policing suggested that cleaning up the visible signs of disorder — like graffiti, loitering, panhandling and prostitution — would prevent more serious crime. Image Source/Getty Images hide caption

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Modern psychology shows that we all have a little bit of Narcissus in us. Most of us like people who remind us of ourselves — whether that is someone else with the same name or the same birthday. Renee Klahr hide caption

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Advice For Your Dinner Party Stories: Keep It Familiar

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