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The Zombies In Our Midst

Every Halloween, we find ourselves surrounded by zombies, vampires, ghouls, and other mythical monsters. But even though this is the one day each year that we consciously realize we are surrounded by these creatures (at least in their human-costumed forms), are we surrounded by more common forms of these monsters every day without even realizing [...]..

October 31, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Rest In Peace, Nalini Ambady.

Rest In Peace, Nalini Ambady.

Yesterday, the field of Social Psychology lost a true pioneer. Nalini Ambady, professor of psychology at Stanford, passed away at the far-too-young age of 54 after a long battle with leukemia...

October 29, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Atonement, Forgiveness, And Our Most Fundamental Error.

Atonement, Forgiveness, And Our Most Fundamental Error.

Today is the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Although it is often called the “holiest day of the Jewish year,” what is notable about Yom Kippur is not the fact that it is particularly holy, nor is it the fact that many Jews you know might be particularly hungry today...

September 14, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Are your 9/11 memories really your own?

Are your 9/11 memories really your own?

I can remember exactly where I was twelve years ago when I learned why the sky was starting to fill with smoke about 30 miles to the west. Though I live in Illinois now, I’m originally from Long Island...

September 11, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Weiner’s Wiener? Too perfect to be a coincidence.

In case you haven’t heard, Carlos Danger — AKA shamed former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner — recently got in trouble once again for exposing his infamous…well, his infamous wiener...

July 30, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

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