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The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We’re Stuck In A Hole

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Scarcity can make it difficult for us to focus on anything other than the problem right in front of us.

Scarcity can make it difficult for us to focus on anything other than the problem right in front of us.

Have you ever noticed that when something important is missing in your life, your brain can only seem to focus on that missing ...

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After Violence Erupts In Kashmir, Disputed Region Shutters Storefronts In Strike

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Kashmiri protesters engulfed in tear-gas face down Indian paramilitary troops during a demonstration Sunday against the killing of rebels in Srinagar, in Indian-administered Kashmir.

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Bench Player Carries Villanova To Second Title In Three Years Over Michigan

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Donte DiVincenzo of the Villanova Wildcats drives to the basket Monday night against Isaiah Livers of the Michigan Wolverines in the first half during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome in San Antonio. DiVincenzo came off the bench to score 18 points in the half and 31 in the ...

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In Photos: Easter Around The World

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For Christians around the world, the Holy Week and Easter are a time to celebrate Jesus Christ’s return to Jerusalem, his crucifixion and his resurrection.

In some countries, that can mean lighting candles, attending ceremonies and watching solemn processions go by. In others, it can be a chance to dance, make music and eat special foods.

From a balcony in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, above a sea of eager faces, Pope Frances spoke of how “Christians believe and ...

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A ‘Ragged School’ Gives U.K. Children A Taste Of Dickensian Destitution

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Sally Armstrong, who plays the role of ragged school teacher Miss Perkins, stands her ground.

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The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We’re Stuck In A Hole

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Scarcity can make it difficult for us to focus on anything other than the problem right in front of us.

Scarcity can make it difficult for us to focus on anything other than the problem right in front of us.

Have you ever noticed that when something important is missing in your life, your brain can only seem to focus on that missing ...

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The Mormon Church Diversifies

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At a conference this weekend in Salt Lake City, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the introduction of the first-ever Latin American and first-ever Asian-American apostles to its Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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‘He Broke Boundaries With His Mind’: Public Pays Tribute At Stephen Hawking’s Funeral

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Flowers and a note honor the renowned theoretical physicist near the university church of Great St. Mary’s in Cambridge, where a private funeral service was held Saturday.

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Facebook Complaints Are A New Kind Of 911 Call In The Platform’s Hometown

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Calling 911 from smart phone

Calling 911 from smart phone

Over the past few months, Charlie Manning has gotten complaints about Facebook advertisements, requests for assistance in recovering lost passwords and demands to speak to Mark Zuckerberg. She doesn’t work for Facebook, though: Manning is a senior 911 dispatcher for the Menlo Park, Calif., police department. She regularly gets 911 calls from Facebook ...

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Jon Peede, Trump’s Nominee To Lead NEH, Makes His Case On Why Agency Should Exist

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President Trump has chosen a leader for an agency that he tried to eliminate. The White House proposed cutting funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the NEH. Instead, Congress increased NEH funding in the spending bill that Trump signed into law last week. Earlier this month, the president nominated Jon Parrish Peede to lead ...

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Irate Teachers Skip Class Across Kentucky To Protest Surprise Pension Overhaul

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Hundreds of Kentucky teachers protest outside Gov. Matt Bevin’s office Friday in Frankfort, Ky. They crowded into the building, shouting “Vote them out,” less than a day after lawmakers quickly passed a surprise overhaul of state employee retirement benefits.

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Officer Who Killed Alton Sterling Is Fired, The One Who Pinned Him Down Is Suspended

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Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announces the disciplinary decision on the officers who shot Alton Sterling in 2016.

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