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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.Everyone's had fun ragging on Weiner for his online gaffes...

July 30, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Why We See Guns That Aren’t There.

When George Zimmerman saw Trayvon Martin walking down the street in Sanford, Florida, he quickly assumed that the Black, hoodie-clad teenager was carrying a weapon.

July 27, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Why We See Guns That Aren't There.

When George Zimmerman saw Trayvon Martin walking down the street in Sanford, Florida, he quickly assumed that the Black, hoodie-clad teenager was carrying a weapon.

July 27, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

I'm Excited About The Royal Baby (And It's Okay If You Are Too)

It's official. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to the "royal baby" on July 22nd, a bouncing baby boy who will one day be the King of the United Kingdom.Although many Americans are thrilled to partake in the Royal Baby fanfare, I've also seen a lot of discussions revolving around the questionable morality of celebrating an institution that openly reveres inherited privilege and power...

July 23, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

America: Land Of The Partners, Home Of The Selfless.

Today, many Americans will be celebrating July 4th with fireworks and barbecues.But how much thought have you given to the true spirit of Independence Day?As a country, America loves to consider the word "independent" as an adjectival calling card of sorts...

July 4, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Happy Father's Day! The Psychology of Papas.

When thinking about parents and children, most people -- including psychological researchers -- tend to focus on the characteristics and importance of the mother-child bond.

June 16, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Bring Cognitive Science To The Streets!

How much would you love something that could manage to combine psychology, bright colors, social justice, and a cute, wordplay 1 name?Enter: The Think Tank.

June 10, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

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