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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Recent scholarly findings (reduced to their essence in a May Wall Street Journal column):
–It’s much easier to identify someone if he is physically near you than if he is up to 450 feet away (Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, February).
–People who choose their careers carefully, rather than on a whim, experience greater job satisfaction (Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 26, no.3).
–College students tend to drink more alcoholic beverages than they realize (Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, April).
–If patients voluntarily tell a doctor about a bad side effect of a medicine, they are more likely to be switched to a safer one than if they don’t (Archives of Internal Medicine, January).
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