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Going to Work (1943) by L S Lowry. Photo courtesy and © The Imperial War Museum, London

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Self-improvement
The creed of compromise

Don’t throw in the day job to follow your dream. Join the bifurcators who juggle work-for-pay and their work-for-love

Thomas Maloney

From the ‘Open for Business’ series on British manufacturing and industry, West Midlands, England. Photo by Peter Marlow/Magnum

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Work
No boss? No thanks

Far from making them obsolete, the flatter business organisations of today need managers more than ever but in new ways

Nicolai Foss & Peter Klein

Photo by Chris Radburn/PA/Getty

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Cognition and intelligence
The broad, ragged cut

Aptitude and IQ tests are used to distinguish those young people who deserve a chance from those who do not. Do they work?

Elizabeth Svoboda

Uta and Chris Frith. Portrait by Niels Corfitzen

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Social psychology
Make up your mind(s)!

A pair of cognitive scientists, married for half a century, explain why two argumentative heads can be better than one

Uta Frith & Chris Frith