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Knowing You’re Taking A Placebo Can Help

Pills and capsules in medical vial - luchschen—Getty Images/iStockphoto
Pills and capsules in medical vial luchschen—Getty Images/iStockphoto

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1. Even if you know you’re taking a placebo, it could help.

By Robert Anthony Siegel in Smithsonian

2. Mentor people who aren’t like you.

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3. America needs a national metropolitan political party.

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5. How an Uber-like ambulance taxi service is saving lives of pregnant women in Tanzania.

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