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Jordan Lite

Jordan Lite
Jordan Lite, a freelance journalist in New York, previously held staff positions at The Associated Press, the New York Daily News and ScientificAmerican.com. Her work has been published in Newsweek, The Nation, Wired.com and a variety of other magazines and online publications.

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ARCHIVE Says Home Is Where the Health Is

Peter Williams, an architect turned advocate, touts an unacknowledged connection between design and well-being.

 

When Facebook Is Your Medical Record

Emerging research suggests kids’ social network postings reflect their real-life behavior. Should that information be used in their medical care?

 

Fifth Period: Life and Death Decision-making

Ethical quandaries at the nexus of science, technology and society are making it into high school curricula.

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Diversity Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Perception of group diversity depends on the race of the observer and the extent to which they worry about discrimination.

Psychopathic or Just Antisocial? A Key Brain Difference Tells the Tale

Though psychopaths and antisocial people may seem similar, what occurs in their brains isn’t.

Common Knowledge Makes Us More Cooperative

People are more inclined to take mutually beneficial risks if they know what others know.

How a Shift in Human Head Shape Changed Everything

When did homo sapiens become a more sophisticated species? Not until our skulls underwent "feminization."

Journalists Can Get PTSD Without Leaving Their Desks

Dealing with violent content takes a heavy toll on some reporters.

The Big One

One in two full-time American fast-food workers' families are enrolled in public assistance programs, at a cost of $7 billion per year. July/August 2014 fast-food-big-one
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