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Are some cultures less trusting than others?

Nobel laureate Kenneth Arrow once described trust as a "lubricant of a social system". Economic exchange, in particular, is virtually impossible without at least some level of trust. While markets, shops and online traders ...

dateJan 31, 2018 in Social Sciences
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Lots of sexting can wreck a romance

Sexting—sharing sexual messages and images by cellphone or other web-connected devices—can spice up your sex life, but it may be at the expense of other important aspects of your relationship, says a new study led by ...

dateJan 30, 2018 in Social Sciences
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How should we decide what to do?

Most of us are faced with ethical decisions on a regular basis. Some are relatively minor – perhaps your cousin makes a new recipe and it really doesn't taste good, and you have to decide whether to tell the truth or a ...

dateJan 29, 2018 in Social Sciences
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