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Why We Are Looking More Alike—And What It Means

Why We Are Looking More Alike—And What It Means
I spent the Easter weekend in Oxford, England. Before leaving, I took the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum that is attached to the town’s world-famous university. It contained an impressive exhibition on evolution. There was much I already knew, but a few things I didn’t. The most intriguing fact I learned concerned the state of evolution in the human species. I do not remember the exact statement written on the display, but what it said in effect was that we are becoming more alike in our physical features and cultural tend...
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The Attractor Factor: Why We Flirt and What It Means

The Attractor Factor: Why We Flirt and What It Means
Imagine this scene: two people walk into a room and immediately notice each other (cue the romantic music). They hesitantly take a few steps forward, smiling shyly. One runs fingers through tousled hair, while the other straightens a piece of clothing. One laughs nervously while the other coughs. Once they are within speaking distance, a conversation begins. The words, “Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?” issues forth from one, which causes eye rolls from the other and a screeching needle on record sound. Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship or a poten...
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