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Small languages make a big difference, Welsh poet says

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Until she went to university at 18, Gwyneth Lewis had hardly ever spoken English: Her native language is Welsh. Her mother tongue became a lifelong passion. Currently a Humanities Center fellow, Lewis has the distinction of being the first national poet of Wales.

Coffee? Yes; That high-calorie muffin? Not so much Photo: News

Starbucks customers purchased 6 percent fewer calories per visit at outlets that posted calorie counts, according to a study conducted by Graduate School of Business researchers. While beverage choices were unaffected, customers passed on food items or chose lower-calorie ones.

Are individuals solely responsible for their actions?

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Michael Bratman, professor of philosophy, and Greg Walton, assistant professor of psychology, offer their thoughts on human motivation in the latest installment of Thinking Twice. Bratman writes about complicity and shared agency, while Walton's essay explores social manipulations.

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DAVID DONOHO wins applied mathematics prize . . . IAN GOTLIB, ROBERT SAPOLSKY, LAURA CARSTENSEN and JAMES GROSS are among those featured in the PBS series This Emotional Life. . .

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