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It’s a side effect of multitasking.
Hey, Here’s a Thought: You Don’t Have to See and Read and Watch Everything
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Why More Girls Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD
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Touch May Be the Least Understood Sense
Vision and hearing get all the attention.
Shut Up and Bask in the Silence for a Better Life
It takes three minutes.
Losing Your Sense of Taste Sounds Terrible
Scientists in the brand-new field of neurogastronomy are trying to help people gain it back.
Here’s the Science of the Happy Cry
Because the geniuses at Oxford Dictionaries just chose the corresponding emoji as “word of the year.”
This Company That Went Email-Free for a Week Might Be on to Something
Even temporary breaks from your in-box do your brain and body a lot of good.