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David Simon Barack Obama And The Death Of Normal

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Category: America

From davidsimon.com

America is different now, more so with every election cycle. Ronald Reagan won his mandate in an America in which 89 percent of the voters were white. That number is down to 72 percent and falling. Fifty thousand new Latino citizens achieve the voting age every month.

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BBC Future column: The Psychology Of Tetris « Mind Hacks

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Category: Behavior

From mindhacks.com

There’s a textbook psychological phenomenon called the Zeigarnik Effect, named after Russian psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik. In the 1930s, Zeigarnik was in a busy cafe and heard that the waiters had fantastic memories for orders " but only up until the orders had been delivered.

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