Mulling over a decision makes people more selfish, study suggests
How cooperative you are may depend on how quick you are to respond to a proposition, a new study finds. In a computerized game that involves contributing money to a common pool, people who took longer to think over their options were more likely to be selfish.
Returning students find healthier school lunches
Students heading back to school will be getting twice the amount of vegetables and fruits on their meal trays, as well as more whole grains, and less salt and unhealthy fats.
Why free stuff has always been so irrationally exciting
Loyalty points, frequent-flier miles, corporate-branded umbrellas, tote bags, stress balls and other trifles: All are contemporary versions of an old and very effective marketing strategy. We have always been suckers for free stuff.
Popcorn bucket list: 10 must-see fall movies
The end-of-summer movie slump is over — "August" might as well be a synonym for "awful" — and the December crush of Oscar wannabes has yet to begin.
College sets Guinness world record for thumb war
More than 800 members of the University of Central Oklahoma community descended on Wantland Stadium for Thumbmania Tuesday, as students and faculty set a world record for the longest continuous chain of thumb war.
Advice from teachers on how to make happier students
Parents can learn a lesson or two from teachers about what their kids' instructors want in the upcoming year. Teachers in several school systems were asked what parents can do, beyond reading with their kids, to help their children be better students. Here's what they had to say.
Super-commuters: How far would you travel for a paycheck?
A growing number of workers are now traveling long distances every day to earn a dollar, and we're not talking about commuting just an hour or so. A report conducted by the NYU Wagner Rudin Center showed that Manhattan had the highest number of extreme commuters in the country.
Finding love on the run: The fast rise of mobile dating apps
Mobile dating. It's all the horrors of online dating transferred to your phone, where you get creepy texts from people who view your profile and use your location to stalk you. Right?
Julia Child's kitchen returns for her 100th birthday
Julia Child's 100th birthday will be celebrated at the National Museum of American History with the reopening of the exhibit of the renowned chef's kitchen and surprises involving music and butter.
Slate: What the next iPhone is going to look like
When CEO Tim Cook announces the next iPhone sometime next month, industrial designers and Apple obsessives are going to scrutinize all of the changes, but I bet ordinary users won't look twice.
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