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Slackers are Better at Having Fun

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Are Social Networks Messing with Your Head?

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Why We Return to Bad Habits

Scientific American Mind, March 2010

Forget Survival of the Fittest, It’s the Kindness That Counts

Scientific American Mind, September 2009

Can Your Outsmart Your Genes? An Interview with Author Richard Nisbett

SharpBrains, June 2009

Monkey See, Monkey Persuaded

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