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Though the seconds may tick by on the clock at a regular pace, our experience of the ‘fourth dimension’ is anything but uniform.
We’re often told to ‘count our blessings’ and be grateful for what we have.
Neighbors' lawn signs, public opinion polls and even a conversation in the next restaurant booth can affect how people vote in an election.
A surgical team closes an abdominal incision, successfully completing a difficult operation.
Too often our memory starts acting like a particularly porous sieve: all the important fragments that should be caught and preserved somehow just disappear.
Intuitively it simply makes sense: exposure to sexual content in movies at an early age probably influences adolescents' sexual behavior.
Even as we spend more on healthcare every year, the number of people with chronic health problems continues to rise in developed countries like the United States.
For so many important outcomes in life – applying for jobs, waiting for medical test results – there comes a point when you just have to sit back and hope for the best.
As each day passes, the pace of life seems to accelerate – demands on productivity continue ever upward and there is hardly ever a moment when we aren’t, in some way, in touch with our family, friends, or coworkers.
Our eyes don’t just take in the world around us, they can also reflect our emotional state, influence our memories, and provide clues about the way we think.
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.