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The seduction of cloud cover

Surprising insights from the social sciences

By Kevin Lewis
January 17, 2010

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In a previous column, I wrote about a study which found that college admissions officers were tougher on applications that were reviewed on cloudier days. A new study by the same author finds another weather pattern in college admissions, only this time, it’s the students. Applicants who visited on cloudier days were significantly more likely to enroll, if they were ... (Full article: 600 words)

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