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NPR: When discussing the Oregon shooting at Umpqua Community College last week, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush explained that “stuff happens,” suggesting that such events can’t be prevented and, by implication, that legislators — and gun control laws — are not responsible. When asked whether Pope Francis’s controversial meeting with More

The Chronicle of Higher Education: These quotations, in their various ways, get to a deceptively simple truth about good writing. That is, it should be similar to speech, but … The “but” is expressed by Sterne in “properly managed,” by Steffens in “would,” by Wilder in “the impression,” by Maugham More

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Costly Signaling Increases Trust, Even Across Religious Affiliations Deborah L. Hall, Adam B. Cohen, Kaitlin K. Meyer, Allison H. Varley, and Gene A. Brewer Cultures often have specific norms that members of the group are expected to follow. Although adherence to group More

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Money Earlier or Later? Simple Heuristics Explain Intertemporal Choices Better Than Delay Discounting Does Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, John Myles White, David Laibson, and Jonathan D. Cohen People frequently make decisions that have both short- and long-term consequences. These decisions — called More