European leaders keep getting driven from office by voters upset with the continent's ongoing economic problems. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, shown here at a campaign event on Thursday, is trailing in opinion polls in advance of a May 6 runoff election.
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, shown here speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, resigned a day earlier over a budget crisis.
"Most animals learn by trial and error. There's just one problem: error." — Dan Gilbert
Our amazing brain, with all of its harmonious functions, also performs any number of peculiar actions, which we might find unexpected and counterintuitive. What tricks do our minds play when we think it's okay to lie, cheat, or steal? How in control are we of our own decisions? And why do our brains systematically misjudge what will make us happy?
Mohammed Morsi, leader of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), speaks to the media outside a polling center in Qaliubia, 40 kilometers north of Cairo, during the third and final round of landmark parliamentary elections on Jan. 3, 2012.