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How People Rationalize Bad Choices

When a reward is tempting enough, people will break their own moral codes to gain the desired prize. Afterward, they’ll tell you exactly how they were justified: “It wasn’t as if anyone was harmed,” “I was only borrowing …,” “My …

University of Virginia Campaign Urges Pedestrians to Cross Safely

The University of Virginia is urging pedestrians to pay attention to safety when they cross streets. Media outlets report that the university launched a four-day pedestrian safety campaign on Tuesday. The campaign, called HOOS, advises pedestrians to stop conversations and …

AIG Sues Ex-University of Virginia Player Over Insurance Claim

A former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend is being sued by American International Group Inc. over his refusal to answer questions from insurance investigators. In a court filing Monday, the company says George W. Huguely …