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Chanukah and Parshas Mikeitz: Hanging off the Cliff

In a famous experiment known as the marshmallow challenge, psychologists gathered child participants and placed marshmallows in front of them, warning them to wait until they were given permission to eat them. The researchers studied these children through development and found that those who were able to wait longer to eat their marshmallow exhibited greater self-control in adulthood and this ability to wait was associated with other positive predictors of success and well being, as well.