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Why America’s Top Colleges Offer Free Classes Online

Elite universities are throwing open their classrooms’ doors to anyone with an Internet connection—for free. Why are colleges offering free classes? They don’t want to be left behind in the digital revolution that has already transformed the way we consume news, music, and books. Stanford, Duke, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins are among the 16 universities that have [...]

Why People Cheat and Lie (Just a Little!)

There are a few bad apples that cheat a lot, but surely most of us are honest people who’d never cheat, right? Not according to research study by Duke University Economics professor Dan Ariely. His study showed that [...]

The Dark Side of Creativity

We all want to be creative, but according to recent studies, there is a dark side of creativity: Francesca Gino of Harvard University and Dan Ariely [...]