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25 Lessons From Research That Can Improve Your Life

As a professor, I spend a lot of time doing research—coming up with a hypothesis, conducting an experiment, analyzing data, and writing up manuscripts. But over the years, I have realized that many lessons from research can actually change your life for the better. Here are 25 lessons I have …

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A World Without Facts

I was having a discussion about gun control with some friends the other day, and the dialogue ended up breaking down. As I was reflecting on the conversation, I realized part of our problem was we couldn’t agree on the facts. Disagreement About the Facts One example was we couldn’t …

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Alternative Facts: The Ultimate Merger of Fact and Story

The term alternative facts has been a hot topic in the current presidency. The phrase was coined by Kellyanne Conway during a Meet the Press interview in January 2017, in which she defended Sean Spicer’s statement about the attendance numbers of Donald Trump’s inauguration. When challenged during the interview about …

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