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Forget Self-Control to Remember More!

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Forget Self-Control to Remember More!

The psychological implications of self-control have been the focus of many scientific studies and experiments over the years. One hallmark example of psychological experimentation is the Stanford “Marshmallow test,” which was a study on delayed gratification. In summary, the experiment found that there is a direct correlation between self-control and relative success in life. Recently, a Duke study on psychological self-control has yielded interesting results...

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But First, Let Me Take a Selfie: The Science behind the Social Trend

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But First, Let Me Take a Selfie: The Science behind the Social Trend

Selfies are arguably the largest photographic trend of our generation. “Selfie,” defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself,” was Oxford Dictionaries’ 2013 Word of the Year.1 Since then, selfies have exploded in popularity, with everyone from the Pope to Kim Kardashian taking them. Searches for the term have increased more than 2000%, and more than 55 million Instagram posts are labeled with “#selfie.”1

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