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Follow-Up: The Reasons People Don’t Return Their Shopping Carts

Krystal D'Costa , May 9th, 2017


It looks like the shopping cart question hit a nerve — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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How Marketing Changed the Way We See Avocados

Krystal D'Costa , May 7th, 2017


Once upon a time, Americans didn’t know what to do with "alligator pears." Now we can’t get enough — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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How Marketing Changed the Way We See Avocados

Krystal D'Costa , May 5th, 2017


Once upon a time, Americans didn’t know what to do with "alligator pears." Now we can’t get enough — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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Why Don’t People Return Their Shopping Carts?

Krystal D'Costa , April 29th, 2017


Pulling up to a parking spot and finding a shopping cart there can be pretty frustrating. Why do people ignore the receptacle? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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Why Don’t People Return Their Shopping Carts?

Krystal D'Costa , April 26th, 2017


Pulling up to a parking spot and finding a shopping cart there can be pretty frustrating. Why do people ignore the receptacle? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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Why Do We Fight for Free T-Shirts at Sporting Events?

Krystal D'Costa , April 19th, 2017


The return of baseball marks a new beginning for fans. This could be the year the team makes a championship run. Or maybe they’ll see a rare no-hitter or, arguably even…


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Why Do We Fight for Free T-Shirts at Sporting Events?

Krystal D'Costa , April 19th, 2017


The return of baseball marks a new beginning for fans. This could be the year the team makes a championship run. Or maybe they’ll see a rare no-hitter or, arguably even…


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What’s the Meaning of Easter Baskets?

Krystal D'Costa , April 16th, 2017


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What’s the meaning of Easter Baskets?

Krystal D'Costa , April 16th, 2017


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Why Is It Significant That the White House Tours Resume?

Krystal D'Costa , February 26th, 2017


The tradition of an open house at the White House dates back to the administration of Thomas Jefferson. Why is this an important aspect of the American democratic process?…


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Why Is It Significant That the White House Tours Resume?

Krystal D'Costa , February 23rd, 2017


The tradition of an open house at the White House dates back to the administration of Thomas Jefferson. Why is this an important aspect of the American democratic process?…


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Did People Actually Bowl at Bowling Green?

Krystal D'Costa , February 9th, 2017


Bowling Green has a history that has withstood the test of time — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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Did people actually bowl at Bowling Green?

Krystal D'Costa , February 9th, 2017


Bowling Green has a history that has withstood the test of time. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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The Complexities of Using an Umbrella in New York City

Krystal D'Costa , January 25th, 2017


Who yields to whom in the meeting of umbrellas on a city sidewalk? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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The Complexities of Using an Umbrella in New York City

Krystal D'Costa , January 25th, 2017


Who yields to whom in the meeting of umbrellas on a city sidewalk? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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The Complexities of Using an Umbrella in New York City

Krystal D'Costa , January 25th, 2017


Who yields to whom in the meeting of umbrellas on a city sidewalk? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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The Social Benefits of Dinner Parties

Krystal D'Costa , January 16th, 2017


Large group meals that are sponsored and produced by specific individuals are a luxury—both in terms of the foods that are served in these settings and the event itself—but…


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The Social Benefits of Dinner Parties

Krystal D'Costa , January 16th, 2017


Large group meals that are sponsored and produced by specific individuals are a luxury—both in terms of the foods that are served in these settings and the event itself—but…


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The Social Benefits of Dinner Parties

Krystal D'Costa , January 16th, 2017


Large group meals that are sponsored and produced by specific individuals are a luxury—both in terms of the foods that are served in these settings and the event itself—but…


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The Importance of Holiday Cards

Krystal D'Costa , December 24th, 2016


Sending written holiday greetings is not a new tradition. Holiday cards are new, however. Where did this practice come from and why does it persist? — Read more…


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The Importance of Holiday Cards

Krystal D'Costa , December 24th, 2016


Sending written holiday greetings is not a new tradition. Holiday cards are new, however. Where did this practice come from and why does it persist? — Read more…


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The Importance of Holiday Cards

Krystal D'Costa , December 24th, 2016


Sending written holiday greetings is not a new tradition. Holiday cards are new, however. Where did this practice come from and why does it persist? — Read more…


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The Breakfast Economy

Krystal D'Costa , December 19th, 2016


Whether or not breakfast actually is the most important meal of the day, the real emphasis seems to be on keeping weekday breakfast as low-key as possible —…


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The Breakfast Economy

Krystal D'Costa , December 19th, 2016


Whether or not breakfast actually is the most important meal of the day, the real emphasis seems to be on keeping weekday breakfast as low-key as possible —…


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