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Don't Worry, It Will Almost Never Be As Bad As You Think

Apparently the idea that "the art of losing isn't hard to master," isn't just a poetic conceit. Scientists doing studies on how people think they'll feel after disaster have found that people have no idea how little it will affect them. Turns out we're all going to be a lot less miserable than we expect. » 8/14/14 8:00am 8/14/14 8:00am

You Could Wake Up Convinced You're In a Duplicate World

Or, at least, that you're in a duplicate town, house, and hospital. Reduplicative paramnesia victims believe that someone or something has constructed a duplicate structure, that looks exactly like the one they remember being in. What part of the brain can make you think you're on the set of your own life? » 8/05/14 11:00am 8/05/14 11:00am

Car Dealers Use the "Defense in Depth" Strategy to Wear You Down

At one point or another, most people will have to be in some kind of negotiation for a big ticket item. The most notorious of these negotiations is the car. Car salesmen have become famous for their underhanded negotiation tactics. There is an actual name for one strategy that car dealerships (and other… » 7/20/14 8:00am 7/20/14 8:00am