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YOUR usually dedicated economics correspondent has recently been considering ditching the world of journalism to start a new app: "Economistr". Like Tinder, but for...
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Rapid, intuitive judgment is based on appearance, context, expectation, and familiarity.  But it's not always right.
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Don't forget:  Dan in San Fran, Thursday September 10.  
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Do  primary and secondary school students in the U.S. need more knowledge?
High-stakes testing isn’t the only problem, and it’s time for schools to change their approach.
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'What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an Angel!"--William Shakespeare, Hamlet
The social media-savvy robot had relied on the kindness of strangers to travel the world but was found battered and dismembered in an alley.
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Student loan indebtedness affects marriages, according to Dora Gicheva. 
How do couples with differing amounts of debt figure out the fairest way to pay off their loans?
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Frat-boy boorishness elicits hysteria
The signs were in poor taste, but did the overheated condemnations distract from more important issues?
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Nudges are pervasive and can have a big impact.  (Apologies--this story has some clarity and writing problems.)  
Never mind the nanny state, when policy makers use behavioral science to influence our decisions, everybody wins
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Pre-registration of studies is an attempt at reducing p-hacking.
To some, the news that most studies do not hold up when retested came as a relief, like the field had “come clean,” one expert said.
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Parents misjudge children's happiness (Belén López-Pérez)
Plymouth University news: Research by Plymouth University showed parents of 10 and 11-year-olds consistently overestimated their child’s happiness,...
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"Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms."--Thomas Gray
The perks, perils and hypocrisy of the serious female face at rest.
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