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Are You Successful? If So, You’ve Already Won the Lottery

Chance events play a much larger role in life than many people once imagined.<p>Most of us have no difficulty recognizing luck when it’s on conspicuous display, as when someone wins the lottery. But randomness often plays out in subtle ways, and it’s easy to construct narratives that portray success …

How to Make Middle School a Smoother Ride

Most people are horrified by the mere memory of their preteen years. That might be in part because they weren’t reading the right stuff.<p><i>This story is part of a short series on innovative ways teachers are rethinking the traditional lesson plan. What’s one that resonated with you or the student in</i> …

Teaching

The Dialogue Surrounding Dyslexia: Five Important Takeaways

Last fall, over the course of five stories, we attempted to piece together where dyslexia, also known as a failure to read words and sentences that …

How to Get Better at Expressing Emotions

Extroverts tend to be better at talking about their feelings, but practice and attention can help those without a natural gift for it.<p>The term “emotional intelligence” has now reigned for 20 years. Daniel Goleman’s 1995 book of the same name popularized the idea that the capacity to understand and …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Female Sommeliers Talk Wine, Passion, and Disrupting a Male-Dominated Field

Ten years ago, if you asked to speak to the sommelier of a restaurant, it's likely an older gentleman would make his way to your table to discuss …

Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

If, like me, you're an amateur taster of beer and wine, inevitably you've asked yourself why you don't taste that hint of raspberry or note of pine bark that someone else says is there.<p>Genetics certainly have something to do with why we have different perceptions of tastes. Scientists have shown …

The Man Who's Reinventing Walmart

In his more than two-decade career at Walmart (WMT), Doug McMillon has unloaded trucks in a warehouse and helped lead a $2.4 billion acquisition in …

Science Confirms: Your Brain Responds Differently To Wine You Think Is Expensive

It’s an old trope that people think wine tastes better when they believe it is more expensive. But how deep into the brain does the placebo effect go? Researchers have found that preconceived beliefs about a wine’s price may actually change the drinker’s brain activity, according to a study …

Wine-Searcher. Human race only please ...

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Do You Need to Worry About Arsenic in Your Wine?

It's all over the wine news channels, and will soon be in much wider distribution, as these stories spread like wildfire thanks to sensational …

Science confirms that a vineyard's soil microbes shape terroir

<b>SEATTLE, March 25, 2015 —</b> It appears that the major factor of a wine’s terroir has more to do with the soil microbes found around the plant’s roots …

How The Brain Performs 'Mental Time Travel'

In one important way, we are capable of traveling back in time. Through memory, we can return to childhood, go back to the moment we first fell in love or recall our first professional triumph.<p>Vivid memories that call to mind an experience in deep sensory detail can seem to transport us back to …

The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking

"It's like she's not even practicing."<p>Audrey's piano teacher was standing in front of me, giving her honest assessment. Her eyes were kind, and her voice soft, but my parental guilt turned her statement into a question. One I couldn't answer. So I just faked a diarrhea attack and ran to the …

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …