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Cheating for strangers

Scenario 1: Would you file an incorrect tax return if it gained you £1000? Scenario 2: Would you file an incorrect tax return if it gained you £500? What if scenario 2 meant that a friend also profited from your … Continue reading

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My lucky number’s different in Chinese

Cultural differences in norms, behaviour and preferences have been well-documented. However, can simply speaking another language change the way someone behaves? According to this study from the Max Planck Institute of Economics, it can indeed. Some lucky bilingual university students were … Continue reading

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BBC Three’s misguided attempt to slim people down

In amongst the various Doctor Who spin-offs and teen entertainment, BBC Three occasionally also tries to lend a helping hand. Usually as part of a reality programme – because clearly people with problems are very entertaining. One of BBC Three’s … Continue reading

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