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Statistics of Insanity in The United States (1860)
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Came across this historical gem from 1860 when attitudes and knowledge towards mental illness were different to say the least. I love the idea of "Political Excitement" being a moral cause of insanity and I’m desperate to find out what the "Conditions Peculiar to Women" were that accounted for 891 physical causes of insanity!

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Super Bowl XLVI: Will the Kickers Decide?
It's been a long time since I studied statistics and probability (and maybe I never did, depending on how you define “study”), but it seems to me that this betting line is saying a few things. First, it'll be a close game. Second, one of the two teams …
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Former Gingrich Spokesman Loses Heated Race Debate to Al Sharpton (Video)
For one, part of the stimulus package was supposed to be more emphasis on food stamps, because statistics show that food stamps and unemployment insurance are THE two most effective means to stimulate the economy. But Obama caved to the Republicans and …

Are You Employable?
Some majors ranked least employable include clinical and educational psychology, miscellaneous fine arts and US history. These statistics show primarily math and science-based majors often are more employable than liberal arts and humanities majors.
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Lads' mags, sexism, and research in psychology: an interview with Dr. Peter
Psychologists also tend to be Popperians, who construct “falsifiable” theories and use Fischerian inferential statistics to construct experiments that afford the possibility of falsification. However, inferential norms are changing in the discipline …
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