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  1. How Do You Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors?

    You can’t really win … right? Turns out you can — if you play the odds, and throw in some psychological gamesmanship, says a new study. Players who win one round of the classic hand game are more likely to repeat the same play, while those who lose two rounds often switch it up, usually to beat the last tactic successfully played against the player. So be alert, gamers, and remember the “win-stay, lose-shift” strategy. The only possible snag? Your opponent may also read this.

    Source: Ars Technica

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