Uncommon Knowledge

Why you should beware of names like ‘A1 Plumbing’

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Uncommon Knowledge

People with a sweet tooth don’t want to wait

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Uncommon Knowledge

Pain makes you feel rejected

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Uncommon Knowledge

Do you lie more in the morning?

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

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Be like Washington, kid

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

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Daughters shape the man

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

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Short refs call more fouls

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Uncommon Knowledge

Start with the small tasks

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Uncommon Knowledge

Touch a smart person, ace the test

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Uncommon Knowledge

Obesity? We’re used to it

And other surprising insights from the social sciences.

Ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/boston-skyline150-848.jpg Olympic dreams: How Boston was shaped by the trophies it didn’t win

The city tried and failed to host the 1980 alterna-Olympics, the 1976 World Expo, and NASA Mission Control. They ended up changing the landscape anyway.