Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day …
You might think you've made your day more efficient – but it can actually affect what you accomplish during your unstructured time.
Give it a try during your next movie night.
Things and experiences that once seemed so enjoyable usually grow dull over time, something known as hedonic adaptation. Chopsticks offer one way to get some of that pleasure back.
Though criticized as outdated, college majors still serve a vital function, a scholar argues.
Though some have suggested that college majors should be scrapped, a higher education scholar warns that getting rid of college majors may create more problems than it solves.
Santa Fe High School graduates bow their heads in prayer during a service Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas.
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The Santa Fe High School shooting underscores the need for an educational approach to school violence and to examine how students deal with the 'status tournament of adolescence.'
It’s not clear if Malaysia’s anti-fake news campaign is backed by behavioral science too.
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Many are wondering what Facebook, Twitter and even the government can do to stop the spread of fake news. Behavioral science has an answer: the Pro-Truth Pledge.
The U.K., where sports gambling is legal, provides a good source of data for the likely impact in the U.S.
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Many states are pondering making gambling on sports legal after the US Supreme Court overturned a federal ban. But is the industry really worth as much as some say it is?
It’s DeWine versus Cordray in the Ohio governor’s race.
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In this Speed Read, a political scientist from Ohio State University ponders an ideological shift in the May 8 gubernatorial primary.
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The unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in 17 years and is very close to a 50-year low. Does that mean we're at full employment?
The U.S. continues to wrestle with questions about the value of a college degree.
The presidents of the University of Michigan, the University of Oregon and The Ohio State University offer three ways to judge the value of a college education.
Offers of extended warranties are increasingly becoming the norm for TVs and other relatively inexpensive goods.
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Companies these days offer insurance on pretty much anything you buy, no matter how inexpensive. How do you know when it's worth it?
The White House frets about how the U.S. imports more stuff than it exports.
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The administration embraces mercantilism, an ideology with few adherents.
El progresismo sí gana en Costa Rica — por ahora.
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Casi el 40% de los costarricenses apoyaron a un candidato presidencial evangélico anti-gay. ¿Será que Costa Rica es más parecida a sus vecinos centroamericanos de lo que parecía?
New research shows double majors have a big competitive advantage in one critical area.
New research shows double majors beat their peers in one critical way that makes them more attractive to employers. Colleges may have to adapt to that reality to help their graduates compete.
People are bad at weighing risk, which is why so many Americans don’t get flu shots.
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People have to make countless decisions on a daily basis that involve some degree of risk, from boarding a plane to crossing the street. The trouble is most of us don't weigh risk well.
A farmer harvest his soybean field in Loami, Ill.
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There's a good reason China took aim at US soybean exports when it announced its latest list of retaliatory tariffs.
Progressive values won in Costa Rica – for now, at least.
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Nearly 40 percent of voters in Costa Rica supported an anti-gay evangelical for president. Maybe progressive Costa Rica is more like its troubled neighboring countries than it once seemed.
What surprises will this year’s tournament have in store?
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Can a computer model correctly predict the results of the first round in this year's tournament? These mathematicians think so.
Is this machine adding an antenna to the fabric?
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Is an archaic sewing skill a key to connected, sensing, communicating fabrics of the future?
The former president, seen here with the highest paid basketball coach in the NCAA, was known for getting into March Madness.
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Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.
Several recent cheating scandals have rocked some of America’s most prestigious high schools.
Despite embarrassing publicity about cheating at top US high schools, academic dishonesty remains a problem. Could focusing on mastery instead of test scores help mitigate the problem?