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“Consumer Behavior”

Jun 26, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
The story of an injured young girl being asked to leave a fast-food restaurant has been called a hoax. But its viral spread says a lot about folklore and internet activism. Continue reading →
Mar 11, 2014 07:56 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A health fad called "oil pulling" has gone viral, in which people swish their mouths with oil for better health. Continue reading →
Feb 13, 2014 09:17 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
The fast-food chain Subway has agreed to remove a chemical from its bread, based on concerns from a blogger. But is it danger or hype? Continue reading →
Jan 2, 2014 10:07 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A new study finds that real and fake acupuncture are equally effective in treating the side effects of cancer drugs in breast cancer patients, thus symptom relief is due to the placebo effect, not acupuncture. Continue reading →
Sep 24, 2013 06:41 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Singer Olivia Newton-John has asked a priest to rid a home she's trying to sell of any evil spirits. Continue reading →
May 2, 2013 11:51 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Graphology, the practice of determining personality from handwriting, is being used to screen job applicants. Continue reading →
Jul 9, 2012 03:47 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A new comedy about a talking teddy bear, is the target of protests by people who believe the film makes fun of those who have Lou Gehrig's disease.
Jul 19, 2012 01:15 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Needles found in airline food this past week have raised concern over the threat of AIDS and other diseases, but how serious is the danger?
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