The Epic

A deeper look into why friendships fall apart

Meera Balaji and Michelle Lum

May 25, 2017


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It is the first day of elementary school. A boy and a girl are seated next to each other, and upon first glance, they share a small smile. Almost instantly, the two of them become close friends, exchanging lunches and laughing about inside jokes. The pair declares that their friendship will last fore...

The perceptions of beauty at work

The perceptions of beauty at work

Michyla Lin and Patricia Wei

April 27, 2017


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How beauty bias often affects decisions in the workplace

Origins and effects of diverse moral codes

Origins and effects of diverse moral codes

Jocy He and Jessica Li

April 27, 2017


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At any given moment, someone may be cheating on a test and feeling guilt for their actions. At the same time, a soldier may be suffering from the psychological repercussions of committing atrocious acts of violence. Then there are those who are hailed as heroes for their bravery and courage in standing...

Studying the impact of engineered foods

Studying the impact of engineered foods

Noela Bae and Hsinyen Huang

April 27, 2017


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The pros and cons of using genetically modified organisms

Deconditioning the myths of hypnotherapy

Deconditioning the myths of hypnotherapy

Chloe Lai and Divya Nelakonda

April 27, 2017


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Changing thoughts through therapy

Spiritual influence in the modern world

Jessica Li and Eshani Mehta

March 30, 2017


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Whether it develops an individual’s core values or initiates wars, religion has always had an enduring influence on people’s lives. In today’s society, religion represents hope and guidance for some and an expression of antiquated beliefs for others. It offers a sense of community but also pot...

A look at the psychology of organization

Mehek Kapur and Jessica Luo

March 30, 2017


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From the tidiness of a desk to the placement of day-to-day objects, organization is an integral part of many lifestyles, impacting the quality of one’s work and overall performance. Different methods of organization can produce vastly different effects on a person’s life, from mental health to aca...

A view into awe-inspiring experiences

Sadhana Sarma and Aurelia Yang

March 30, 2017


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Standing next to a grandiose waterfall, even the tallest human in the world will be inclined to feel a sense of overwhelmingness, an emotion that is a prime example of awe. Awe can be conceptualized as the experience of encountering something so vast in size, beauty or intensity that the brain strugg...

Ways to enjoy more with less in life

Harsh Jain and Kelsey Lu

March 30, 2017


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Defined as the art of simplicity, minimalism sets one free from the unnecessary objects in life. In today’s society, many view abundance as a means to happiness, but minimalism challenges this popular belief.  Rather than emphasizing grandness, minimalism focuses on the concept that less is more. ...

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