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This counterintuitive result is perhaps explained by the fact that quarterbacks often hold the ball longer when their receivers are covered, or when the defense is giving them a look that they’re not used to seeing.
KANSAS CITY’S BANGED UP O-LINE HAS GIVEN PATRICK MAHOMES PLENTY OF TIME — NOT THAT HE NEEDS ITJOSH HERMSMEYERFEBRUARY 5, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Prioritize time for restorative and protective careIt may sound counterintuitive to recommend carving out time for something other than work when you are totally behind on work, but this time matters.
WHY WORKING MOMS DESERVE A TANTRUM (AND HOW TO SURVIVE THE REMAINDER OF THE PANDEMIC)CHRISTINE KOHFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The study of the human immune system and how vaccines influence it is complex and sometimes counterintuitive, and the deployment of a new method for immunization based on mRNA has made it all the more confusing.
HOW DOES AN MRNA VACCINE WORK?MADDIE BENDERJANUARY 19, 2021POPULAR SCIENCE
Such counterintuitive behavior can be harnessed to allow new types of communication.
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That someone who has built her brand on the concept of decluttering your life and your home would then sell you more things strikes some as counterintuitive.
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Which is very counterintuitive, because we think one of the whole reasons for education, especially a liberal-arts education, is to come to a sort of moderate or moderated understanding.
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Although offering tempting outbound links might seem like driving users away from your website, it is not as counterintuitive as it sounds.
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These games, the authors write, make sense of “seemingly counterintuitive behaviors by carefully analyzing which information these behaviors convey in a given context.”
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To most molecular biologists, such an approach seemed counterintuitive—although Xu, to his credit, had independently proposed a similar method.
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At first glance, preparing coffee instantaneously as the world is slowing down may seem counterintuitive.
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