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The real origin of the saying 'happiness is a way of travel' cover image

The real origin of the saying 'happiness is a way of travel'

February 13, 2016 by Dorian Minors

You know, I see the phrase 'happiness isn't a destination, it's a way of life' overlayed on countless sunsets on Pinterest and Instagram. And when I was younger and angstier, over a variety of drug,...

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How fake research articles are making you fat cover image

How fake research articles are making you fat

February 10, 2016 by Dorian Minors

Academic publishers are so evil; they could star as the villain in the next James Bond movie. Don't believe me? Well, you might if you know that they've been known to organise arms trade fairs....

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The brain quirk that changes what (and who) you like cover image

The brain quirk that changes what (and who) you like

January 31, 2016 by Dorian Minors

Your brain will make you like other people more, even if you don't want to. You see, our brain likes to generate sweeping generalisations to free up computing space, even if it causes you problems....

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Four reasons you'll always agree to this kind of request cover image

Four reasons you'll always agree to this kind of request

January 28, 2016 by Dorian Minors

This is the only time that 'no' means 'yes'. I'll tell you why but first, did you know, asking someone for a favour can make them like you more? Well, in a kind of variation of that, if they turn...

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