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Journalism Is Never Perfect: The Politics of Story Corrections and Retractions

Do reporters and editors have an obligation to get the story right—even if not the first time?

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Help, My Eyeball Is Bigger Than My Wrist!

Gender dimorphism in Disney’s Frozen.

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According to the U.S. Census, Jesus Was White

Unfortunately for Megyn Kelly, considering he died 2,000 years ago, that classification doesn’t make much sense.

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Why Your Big Move to the Big City May Be Your Last

A new pair of studies helps to explain why city-dwellers seem to fall deeper in love with the urban environment the longer they spend there.

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The Psychology of Santa Claus

It’s weird, isn’t it? Parents lie to their kids about a mysterious, bearded gift-giver, only to set them up for inevitable heartbreak. Except, it’s not so simple.

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When Cowboys Wore Pink

Up until the 1950s, pink was often considered a strong color and worn by both men and women.

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The Self-Fulfilling Oscar Calendar

How the Academy Awards shrink the year in movies to down to no more than a few months.

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Online Dating Shows Us the Cold, Hard Facts About Race in America

People can say whatever they want, but when the selection criteria for partners are formalized through profiles and response decisions, we can no longer hide from ourselves.

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The Secret of Comedy Really Is Timing

New research suggests we do find humor in tragedy, but only during a specific, limited window of time.

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If You Don’t Talk About Race, People Might Think You’re Racist

A look at the results of a new study out of Harvard.

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Quick Studies

How Junk Food Companies Manipulate Your Tongue

We mistakenly think that harder foods contain fewer calories, and those mistakes can affect our belt sizes.

What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us About Public Health

Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.

Speed-Reading Apps Will Not Revolutionize Anything, Except Your Understanding

The one-word-at-a-time presentation eliminates the eye movements that help you comprehend what you're reading.

To Make Friends, Autistic Kids Need Advice—and Space

Kids with autism need help when it comes to making friends—but they also need their independence.

Gaming the Wedding Gift Registry System

Registering for your wedding? Keep your must-have items away from the average price of your registry—they’re unlikely to be purchased.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014