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Why Too Many Options Impact How You Choose

We assume that having more options is better for us as consumers, but did you know that too much choice can leave you totally unable to decide? In this week's episode of Racked series, Your Brain on Shopping, we explore how choices are actually keeping consumers from making any choice.

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Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

The reason why some countries are rich and others poor depends on many things, including the quality of their institutions, the culture they have, the natural resources they find and what latitude they're on. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/dXpOl4
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How Voice Actors Bring Audiobooks to Life

An audiobook narrator explains her process – and reads our writing.
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To investigate how audiobooks are made, we sat down with a professional audiobook narrator, Suzy Jackson, to break down her work. And to make the audiobook recording process even more apparent, Vox's Phil Edwards wrote one for her. According to Suzy Jackson, the hardest part of recording an audiobook isn't acting as different characters, it's the long hours. And random esophageal noises.

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Neuroscientist Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty

The Connectome is a comprehensive diagram of all the neural connections existing in the brain. WIRED has challenged neuroscientist Bobby Kasthuri to explain this scientific concept to 5 different people; a 5 year-old, a 13 year-old, a college student, a neuroscience grad student and a connectome entrepreneur.

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