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People Are More Likely to Lie Via Text Message

The last time you faked sick to get out of an event, did you send a text or make a phone call? It turns out that people are more likely to lie via text message, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. Researchers from the UBC’s Sauder School of Business asked 170 students to perform mock stock transactions in one of four ways: face-to-face, by video, by audio or by text chatting. Half the participants were told to pretend they were stockbrokers and would be given a financial reward if they sold as much bad stock as possible to the “buyers.”

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Best New Apps To Keep Kids On Track This School Year

When it comes to school, one thing is certain – the more organized a student is, the better grades they tend to receive. Fortunately, there are a number of new smart phone applications that make organizing time and tasks easier than ever. And better yet, engaging graphics and designs help make keeping track of projects and school assignments a cinch even for reluctant students. Who says being organized has to be boring? Here are my top picks for iPhone and iPad apps that can be quickly downloaded to your phone or your kid’s phone: