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Title: Up Your Online Dating Game with Evidence-Based Strategies

Up Your Online Dating Game with Evidence-Based Strategies

February 14th, 2015

Choosing a user name starting with a letter appearing earlier in the alphabet is just one scientifically vetted way to increase the odds of turning an… Go to Episode

Junk Diet Rewires Rat Brains

February 7th, 2015

High-calorie and exceedingly pleasurable foods appear to change rat brain rewards circuitry, causing the rodents to continue to seek such fare. Erika… Go to Episode

High Price Tag on Meds May Boost Healing

January 31st, 2015

Parkinson’s patients derived more benefits from a salt solution they were told was an expensive drug than from the same solution when it was described… Go to Episode

Publication Bias May Boost Findings for Bilingual Brain Benefits

December 30th, 2014

Of studies presented at conferences, those that found a cognitive benefit to bilingualism were almost twice as likely to get published in journals as… Go to Episode