Study of the Day: When Bronze Beats Silver

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A study of Olympic athletes' reactions to winning medals reaches the following conclusions:

bronze-medal winners, on average, are happier with their finishes than silver medalists. Take silver, and you tend to fixate on the near miss. Score bronze, and you are thankful you were not shut out altogether.
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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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