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Computer Science Solves Successful Fiction

Computer scientists over at Stony Brook University have figured out what makes one fiction book more successful over another.

Ugly Employees Are Targets of Abuse at Work

Studies show that disagreeable and physically unattractive employees received more abuse from their coworkers.

Singing Helps You Learn a Foreign Language

According to a new study, singing in a foreign language can improve learning of the language.

New Interactive Projector Being Built

Carnegie Mellon University researchers recently developed an interactive touch interface.

It Takes More Than Practice

Practice is not enough to reach an elite level of performance.

The Mediterranean Diet Benefits

The Mediterranean diet can help you live longer and improve memory.

4 Words That Set Pinterest Apart From Other Sites

Understanding motivations behind Pinterest is beneficial for businesses that want to use the site for marketing.

When to Avoid Face-to-Face Meetings

Imagine you are planning to meet someone for a business deal. You have the choice to either meet face to face or virtually. Which would you choose? Your answer should depend on if the other person is more powerful than you. Michael Taylor from Imperial College London presented this finding at the Annual Conference of…

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Study Says Women Make Better Leaders Than Men

Researchers at McMaster University in Canada would like to set everyone straight: Women make for better corporate leaders than males. The reason is because females are “more likely to consider the rights of others and to take a cooperative approach to decision-making.” “We’ve known for some time that companies that have more women on their…

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Facebook Use Can Increase Cognitive Performance

Jokes about elderly people using technology are plentiful. Yes, it can be humorous to tease those that have a hard time with technology. But the truth is that there are benefits if the elderly (really, any age) are willing to learn something new. Let’s take Facebook, for instance. Janelle Wohltmann, a psychology graduate student at…

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