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An enlarged heart can lead to abnormal heart rhythms. Professional Studio Images/E+ via Getty Images

Your heart changes in size and shape with exercise – this can lead to heart problems for some athletes and gym rats

People who regularly engage in significant amounts of exercise, as endurance athletes do, may develop enlarged hearts. While athletic heart is adapted for performance, it can be cause for concern.
Thinking about issues’ impact on their own lives can help people envision more common ground. wildpixel/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Making it personal: Considering an issue’s relevance to your own life could help reduce political polarization

Changing the ‘psychological distance’ someone feels toward an issue can shift their attitudes in ways that might help people on opposite sides of an issue see more eye to eye.
Justice investigates Bolsonaro’s participation in the events of 8 January 2023: coup attempt failed, but country still divided Eraldo Peres/ AP

Why Bolsonaro failed to overthrow democracy – and why a threat remains

Federal Police arrested some of Bolsonaro’s closest aides and carried out search warrants against former ministers and high-ranked military officers. The allegation: plotting a coup.
Unchecked, politicians are likely to try to grab as much electoral power as they can. Fabrice LEROUGE/ONOKY via Getty Images

How politicians can draw fairer election districts − the same way parents make kids fairly split a piece of cake

Electoral redistricting is a high-stakes political game, so Democrats and Republicans have a hard time playing fair. When they’re made to work together, a more representative result is possible.
Leap Day is coming. Marvin Samuel Tolentino Pineda/iStock, via Getty images

Why does a leap year have 366 days?

Humans have synced their calendars to the sun and moon for centuries, but every so often, these systems need a little correction.
Exxon Mobil Corp.’s campus in East Baton Rouge Parish, left, received millions in tax abatements to the detriment of local schools, right. Barry Lewis/Getty Images, Tjean314/Wikimedia
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Students lose out as billions in property tax breaks to businesses drain school budgets and especially hurt the poorest students

An estimated 95% of US cities provide economic development tax incentives to woo corporate investors, taking billions away from schools.
Justice investigates Bolsonaro’s participation in the events of 8 January 2023: coup attempt failed, but country still divided Eraldo Peres/ AP

Why Bolsonaro failed to overthrow democracy – and why a threat remains

Federal Police arrested some of Bolsonaro’s closest aides and carried out search warrants against former ministers and high-ranked military officers. The allegation: plotting a coup.

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