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“Sister Cities” director Sean Hanish on life, death, ceremony and forgiveness

“Maybe because I’m not quite sure what I believe, I’ve found ways for characters to talk about these things in ways that are much deeper and more nuanced that I could on my own.” Continue reading

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Calculating the Cost of an Escape Van vs. Car/Hotel on a Summer Roadtrip

After renting a van and paying for campgrounds, would it be cheaper to just drive your car and pay for hotel rooms? Continue reading

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Calculate Odds of Surviving Your Child’s Last Few Weeks of School

Calculate the chances you will reach summer vacation with your sanity intact. Continue reading

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Math Anxiety…And What to Do About It

Without aggressive intervention, the real danger exists that you or someone you love could end up majoring in art history. Continue reading

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Study Shows Creativity and Madness are the Same Genetic Disease

A study in Nature Neuroscience shows that creativity and madness may share the same genetic underpinnings. Continue reading

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Rewarding a Child’s Good Behavior Can Lead to… Bad Behavior

Study shows that our intuition about positive reinforcement can be exactly wrong: Rewarding a child’s sharing resulted in the child choosing to share less. Continue reading

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Insight Strikes! But Can You Trust It?

Life doesn’t always offer insight. But when it does, it’s probably right. Continue reading

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How To Stop the Flow of Trickle-Down Unfairness

When someone treats you unfairly, should you do something proactive about it or should you breathe deeply and try to move on? Continue reading

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What Kind of Person is Best Friends With a Narcissist?

It may not be that narcissists seek versions of themselves, but that they can’t help but be stuck with themselves. Continue reading

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Study Shows Surprising Skill That Underlies Math and Reading

Kids tend to excel or struggle in math and reading together. That’s because one skill underlies both. Hint: It’s not just general intelligence. Continue reading

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