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Why Even Smart People Fall for Bad Science

Our natural biases make us focus on scary news, but that doesn’t mean you have to live in fear

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We all do it about a hundred times a day: Open our preferred news app; read a terrifying headline about scary new health research; experience that now-familiar anxiety level spike. Consume too much media and it can feel like the world




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Alison Escalante MD

Alison Escalante MD

How can we take effective action under pressure? Forbes Contributor | TEDx Speaker | Pediatrician | PsychToday |

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