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Creeping on Facebook

The ethics of student-teacher “intimacy”—on campus and on social media.

Making a Living

Noah Davis talks to Molly Crapabble about Michelangelo, the Medicis, and the tension between making art and making money.

Dangerous Dining

If you're eating out with an overweight companion, there’s a good chance you’ll consume more unhealthy food.

ProPublica

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In Your Own Words: What It’s Like to Get Sued Over Past Debts

Some describe their surprise when they were sued after falling behind on medical and credit card bills.

Quick Studies

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For Charitable Products, Sex Doesn’t Sell

Sexy women may turn heads, but for pro-social and charitable products, they won’t change minds.

Quick Studies

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Carbon Taxes Really Do Work

A new study shows that taxing carbon dioxide emissions could actually work to reduce greenhouse gases without any negative effects on employment and revenues.

Our Money

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Why the Poor Remain Poor

A follow-up to “How Being Poor Makes You Poor.”

Health Care

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Why Science Won’t Defeat Ebola

While science will certainly help, winning the battle against Ebola is a social challenge.

The Things We Eat

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Burrito Treason in the Lone Star State

Did Meatless Mondays bring down Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples?

Quick Studies

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Savor Good Times, Get Through the Bad Ones—With Categories

Ticking off a category of things to do can feel like progress or a fun time coming to an end.

But It's Just a Game

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The Most Untouchable Man in Sports

How the head of the governing body for the world’s most popular sport freely wields his wildly incompetent power.

Findings

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The Danger of Dining With an Overweight Companion

There’s a good chance you’ll eat more unhealthy food.

Sociological Images

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Racial Disparity in Imprisonment Inspires White People to Be Even More Tough on Crime

White Americans are more comfortable with punitive and harsh policing and sentencing when they imagine that the people being policed and put in prison are black.

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For Charitable Products, Sex Doesn’t Sell

Sexy women may turn heads, but for pro-social and charitable products, they won't change minds.

Carbon Taxes Really Do Work

A new study shows that taxing carbon dioxide emissions could actually work to reduce greenhouse gases without any negative effects on employment and revenues.

Savor Good Times, Get Through the Bad Ones—With Categories

Ticking off a category of things to do can feel like progress or a fun time coming to an end.

How to Build a Better Election

Elimination-style voting is harder to fiddle with than majority rule.

Do Conspiracy Theorists Feed on Unsuspecting Internet Trolls?

Not literally, but debunkers and satirists do fuel conspiracy theorists' appetites.

The Big One

One in three drivers in Brooklyn's Park Slope—at certain times of day—is just looking for parking. The same goes for drivers in Manhattan's SoHo. September/October 2014 new-big-one-3

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