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Blink: Understanding the Science of Thinking

Thinking is a basic function that occurs almost involuntary millions of times a day. However, there is vast scientific research that goes into understanding the basic functions of how and why we think the way we do.

In recent years, authors have taken different approaches to understanding the science of thinking, and what factors frame our thought processes. In 2005, Malcolm Gladwell authored Blink, a critical and public success, and used rapid cognition as a platform for using the human mind and its decision making process.

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Is Intelligence All About Biology?

People will do anything to ensure that their children will be “smart”. Women, after finding out the great news of their pregnancies, force their unformed and unborn children to listen to Mozart hoping they will catch the talent for music. There are even some business that claim to have the sperm of athletes, savvy businessman, scientists, etc and therefore by buying the sperm, one can have a child just like them. People in the world that believe that there is a smart gene, and most importantly, they will do anything to insure that their child obtains it. Yet, I wonder does a “smart gene” really exist? If so, do people who were fortunate enough to possess unequivocally intelligent, while those lacking it are just stupid?

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A History of Big Butts

A History of Big Butts

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Traditional Medicine: Urban Myth or Secret Lifesaver?

When I was sick as a little girl, my mother would use all types of traditional Haitian concoctions and ideas to treat my symptoms. Fearing them immensely, I would run and hide thinking that she was absolutely nuts and preferring Tylenol or Robitussin instead. Yet, now I find myself following her traditions as opposed to shelling out money on the generic medicines at CVS. Maybe over time I became used to these, but I truly believed that they worked.

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