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2013-08-26 13:53:56

The idea of having to negotiate over the price of a new car sends many into the cold sweats.

2013-08-21 14:25:05

On the Monday following a big football game, fans of the losing team seem to load up on saturated fats and sugars, whereas supporters of the winning team opt for healthier foods.

2013-08-19 14:03:20

Getting kids to share their toys is a never-ending battle, and compelling them to do so never seems to help.

2013-08-13 11:11:05

People who are feeling embarrassed are more likely to choose items that hide or 'repair' the face.

2013-08-08 14:20:49

New research shows that as culture has evolved over the last two centuries – with increasing urbanization, greater reliance on technology, and widespread availability of formal education – so has human psychology.

2013-08-06 14:09:30

Working at a clean and prim desk may promote healthy eating, generosity, and conventionality.

2013-07-29 13:16:06

How harmful we perceive an act to be depends on whether we see the act as intentional.

2013-07-25 09:56:47

Infants develop a fear of heights as a result of their experiences moving around their environments.

2013-07-23 11:47:03

Expert ballet dancers seem to glide effortlessly across the stage, but learning the steps is both physically and mentally demanding.

2013-07-02 14:01:36

Teenagers are famously self-conscious, acutely aware and concerned about what their peers think of them.


Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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