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TED Radio Hour: Our Buggy Brain

What tricks do our minds play when we think it's okay to lie, cheat, or steal? How in control are we of our own decisions? And why do our brains systematically misjudge what makes us happy? Host Alison Stewart talks about our buggy brain with TED Speakers Dan Ariely, Paul Bloom, and Dan Gilbert.

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love Of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

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Top Spending PAC Aims To Keep The Senate In Democratic Hands

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Tech Firms Chip Away At Credit Cards' Share Of Transactions

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