Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

Me, Myself, and IKEA: What Our Love For Swedish Furniture Says About Narcissism

Monday, May 22, 2017

In general, people show a subtle bias toward the self. This is why we love the IKEA furniture we've built, and gravitate toward others with the same name. But there are much larger implications, too.

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82 Chibok Girls Reunited With Their Families After More Than 3 Years

Saturday, May 20, 2017

In an emotional reunion, 82 of the Chibok girls hugged their families for the first time since they were abducted by Boko Haram militants in 2014. The girls will remain in government care for now.

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New Laws In The U.K. And EU Further Restrict Tobacco Industry

Saturday, May 20, 2017

An EU directive goes into force today, with new rules regulating the tobacco industry. The U.K. is going further: Cigarettes must now be sold in plain green packaging with graphic health warnings.

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Australian Woman To Return Home This Week After Nearly 10 Years In Bali Prison

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Schapelle Corby's case captivated the Australian media when she was arrested for drug smuggling in 2004. Now she is returning home, after nearly a decade in prison and three years on parole in Bali.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Voters chose the reform-minded president by a margin of about 20 percent over his main conservative challenger, signaling a wish to continue Rouhani's goal of greater openness with the world.

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Middle Schooler Arrested For Burping Appeals — Armed With Gorsuch Dissent

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Just months before he was nominated for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch sided with a New Mexico seventh-grader, arrested for burping in class. Now, the boy's mother is appealing to the Supreme Court.

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Pope Francis Announces Two New Saints On 100-Year Anniversary of Their Vision

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The "little shepherds" were small children when they reported a vision of the Virgin Mary one hundred years ago today in Fatima, Portugal. The farm town has since become an important Catholic shrine.

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Ransomware Attacks Ravage Computer Networks In Dozens Of Countries

Friday, May 12, 2017

"We'll likely look back at this as a watershed moment," says Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, as malware called Wana Decryptor is blamed for large-scale attacks around the world.

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Magic, Or Math? The Appeal Of Coincidences, And The Reality

Monday, May 08, 2017

This week on Hidden Brain: coincidences. Why they're not quite as magical as they seem, and the psychological reasons we can't help but search for meaning in them anyway.

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Olympic Swimmer Adolph Kiefer Dies At 98

Saturday, May 06, 2017

America's oldest living Olympic champion Adolph Kiefer died Friday at the age of 98. After the Olympics, he went on to develop the first nylon swimsuit, and a safety curriculum for the Navy.

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French Candidate Emmanuel Macron Says Campaign Has Been Hacked, Just Before Election

Saturday, May 06, 2017

The campaign of centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron says it has been hacked, less than two days before the French presidential election. Fingers are being pointed at Russia.

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What Our Google Searches Reveal About Who We Really Are

Monday, May 01, 2017

We're often more honest when making searches on Google than when answering surveys or talking to friends. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explains what these searches tell us about our thoughts and desires.

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Boycotts And Buycotts: How We Use Money To Express Ourselves

Monday, April 24, 2017

Many Americans are increasingly expressing their political beliefs with their wallets. Neeru Paharia explains how we use money to tell stories about ourselves, and to ourselves.

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When It Comes To Our Lives On Social Media, 'There's Always Another Story'

Monday, April 17, 2017

Many studies have shown that people who use social media may be unhappier than those who don't. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore the psychological effect social media has on us.

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Historic Referendum In Turkey Grants More Power To President

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Yes voters in the Turkish referendum celebrated Sunday, but the opposition promises to contest the vote. Those who voted "yes" hope the change will make the government more efficient.

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Cairo Court Drops Child Abuse Charges Against Egyptian-American Woman

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Egyptian-American aid worker Aya Hijazi was acquitted Sunday after being held for nearly three years without a verdict in Cairo. Human Rights Watch has called her case a "travesty of justice."

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The Internet Is Gratified: 'April The Giraffe' Gives Birth On Popular Livestream

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The calf was born Saturday as an estimated million viewers watched Animal Adventure Park's live Youtube feed.

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Creature Comforts: The Power Of Touch And Affection In Our Lives

Monday, April 10, 2017

This week, Hidden Brain considers the power of touch. First, the story of a grown woman who still sleeps with her baby blanket. Then, the science of why we seek comfort and affection.

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Google Accused Of Underpaying Female Employees

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Google for what an official called "systemic compensation disparities" between men and women. The government is suing the company to release its records.

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U.S. Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The NATO-led Resolute Support's official Twitter account released a statement Saturday saying that a U.S. soldier had been killed in Afghanistan. Few details were given about the circumstances.

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