Can religion make you a more honest, upstanding person? Who better to ask than Dan Ariely, whose new book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, is about why people lie and cheat? Ariely says the answer is yes but not for the reason you might think.
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More Than Scottish Pride
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What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
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Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.