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Things We Loved This Week #12

Things We Loved This Week #12

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations including a new book release and must-see new and upcoming blockbusters: Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Avatar 2: The Way of Water, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Top Gun: Maverick. The… Read more Things We Loved This Week #12

Things We Loved This Week #11

Things We Loved This Week #11

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations including a sneak peak at Robb Pearlman’s forthcoming Star Trek Book of Friendship, highlights from the Mission: Chicago Star Trek convention, snapshots of the world’s most famous Storm Trooper, and a can’t-miss updated… Read more Things We Loved This Week #11

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Smart Pop Classics: The Neuroscience of Survivor

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. In “The Neuroscience of Survivor” from The Psychology of Survivor, Dr. Karyn Frick explores why Survivor is tough on brains, and why the “Sole Survivor” might have the most resilient brain. Outwit. It’s the first of the three tenets upon which… Read more Smart Pop Classics: The Neuroscience of Survivor