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With so many competing demands during the holidays, it’s easy to take on more than you can handle. mphillips007/E+ via Getty Images

How to deal with holiday stress, Danish-style

Denmark, despite its cold and gloomy winters, is full of people who consistently rank among the happiest in the world.
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Democracy spreads in waves – but shared cultural history might matter more than geography

New research suggests countries with cosmopolitan values may be more likely to shift towards democracy, but democratic institutions can’t endure without sustained efforts to promote such values.
Is living in a language-rich world enough to teach a child grammatical language? kate_sept2004/E+ via Getty Images

AI is changing scientists’ understanding of language learning – and raising questions about an innate grammar

Linguists have long considered grammar to be the glue of language, and key to how children learn it. But new prose-writing AIs suggest language experience may be more important than grammar.
When politicians swear we might think they’re simply overcome with emotion. But there’s often more going on behind the language they use. (Shutterstock)

Politicians dropping the F-bomb: There’s more to it than you might think

Politicians dropping the f-bomb tend to be seen as acting out of emotion, but the way we use taboo language is often about what we can accomplish by violating rules.
It is not just the number of words that children hear that is important — the quality of the language children hear also matters. (Shutterstock)

How caregivers can help build children’s emerging language skills

Given the clear importance of language skills for lifelong outcomes, it is critical to set children up early for language success.
Psychologists aren’t sure which factors drive students to form specific academic identities, but these identities can affect career choices. Tom Werner/DigitalVision via GettyImages

Students perceive themselves as a ‘math person’ or a ‘reading person’ early on – and this can impact the choices they make throughout their lives

Students are less likely to think they can be good at both math and reading as they get closer to high school.

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