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Riddled with irregularity

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Category: Language

From www.prospectmagazine.co.uk

Languages are extremely diverse, but they are not arbitrary. Behind the bewildering, contradictory ways in which different tongues conceptualise the world, we can sometimes discern order. Linguists have traditionally assumed that this reflects the hardwired linguistic aptitude of the human brain.

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Dan Ariely » Blog Archive Understanding Ego Depletion «

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Category: Behavior

From danariely.com

From your own experience, are you more likely to finish half a pizza by yourself on a) Friday night after a long work week or b) Sunday evening after a restful weekend? The answer that most people will give, of course, is “a”.

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Deluded Individualism - NYTimes.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Category: America

From opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com

In Chisago County, Minn., The Times’s reporters spoke with residents who supported the Tea Party and its proposed cuts to federal spending, even while they admitted they could not get by without government support.

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