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Character  &  Context

by Kaidi Wu

The adage that it’s better to be a big frog in a small pond than a small frog in a big pond can seem universal.

In the News

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This week's roundup includes more discussion on relationships, a critique of research, and a few other gems. Recently...

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Science in Society

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by Vivian Zayas

Valentine cards are filled with expressions of unequivocal adoration and appreciation. That’s fitting for the holiday set aside...

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In the News

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From romance to buying choices to God, there's a bit of something for everyone in this week's roundup....

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In the Journals

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by Peter Hovard

When Juliet muses that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” she’s refusing to allow...

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