Experimental psychology can explain Chris Christie's hypocrisy.

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Mapping the New Jersey governor's power plays.

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Chris Christie’s Machine Politics Family Tree

Meet the men and women who run New Jersey

Meet the men and women who run New Jersey

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The legendary comedian lived through more tragedy than most men—and still managed to crack jokes. 

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Valentine's Day Is an Environmental Travesty

The carbon costs of greeting cards

Totting up the carbon costs of an old ritual

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A few facts and figures about the mammogram industry's bottom line.

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It's Darwin's 205th Birthday, and People Still Don't Accept Evolution

A letter to the man behind the theory

A letter to the father of evolution. Amazingly, he's still controversial.

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"Scientific Creationism" Is Still Fantasy

On Darwin's birthday, a defense of his greatest theory

Despite this country's apparent modernism, the creationist movement once again is growing. The news media proclaimed a juryless trial in California as "Scopes II" and those who cling to the myth of prog­ress wonder how the country could revert to the prim­itive state it was in when Darrow and Bryan battled it out in the hot summer of 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee. But the sad truth is that we have not progressed. Creationism never completely disappeared as a politi­cal, religious, and educational issue.

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Shirley Temple Only Dated Her Husband for 12 Days

Research shows the longer you date, the happier your marriage. Unless you're Shirley Temple.

Shirley Temple dated her husband for two weeks and stayed with him for 55 years—but for most people, the longer you spend courting your spouse, the happier your marriage.

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Matthew Barney's New Epic Is a Mythomaniacal Mailer-Hemingway Mash-Up

And he's more scatological than ever

Nobody among the current elite crew of megalomaniacal mixed-media artists has gone farther than Matthew Barney when it comes to rejecting the old-fashioned constraints of the art gallery in favor of the dramatic possibilities of film. 

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