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The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt …

Mental Health

'Promise Me': Joe Biden On Loss, Grief And Recovery

It hit him one day riding his bicycle on the hard sand at the beach during a family vacation. He had taken this ride plenty of times before.<p>But this time was different for Joe Biden.<p>"The Secret Service agents were well back, trailing me in their dune buggies," he writes. "Nobody else was around. …

Ancient Ruins in America Photos

When you think of ancient ruins, your thoughts might wander to the Colosseum in Rome, the Egyptian pyramids of Giza, or the Great Wall of China. After all, these architectural masterpieces were erected in destinations that were once home to massive civilizations thousands of years ago. You might …

Archaeology

Babies need extreme comfort to overcome the damaging effects of stress

Affection and attention are crucial for infants — they help the brain develop chemicals that protect against stress<p>When a baby signals that something is amiss, it matters if the need is met fairly promptly, at least most of the time. This doesn’t mean being at the infant’s beck and call at every …

Ford built a baby bed that feels like it’s driving around the neighborhood

Some babies won’t sleep unless they get a nighttime cruise around the neighborhood, as many parents (my own included) can attest. That’s why Ford’s latest creation isn’t a car at all – it’s a small cot for babies called Max Motor Dreams (via CNET) that simulates a drive using sound and motion, …

John Oliver sits down with the Dalai Lama and wow, it's good

Here's an interview we didn't know we needed.<p><i>Last Week Tonight</i> host John Oliver discusses the persecution Tibetan Buddhists have suffered by the …

China

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

Want to Achieve Lifelong Success? An Army Ranger Says You Need This 1 Trait the Most | Inc.com

Talent is important. So is intelligence. So is experience.<p>But when you want to accomplish something truly challenging, what quality matters most?<p><b>Adaptability.</b><p>But don't just take my word for it. Take the word of someone who really knows: Tyler Grey, an Army Ranger who was deployed twice to …

Motivation

Get ready for the weekend by reading Japanese Twitter users' funniest train stories

For most people in the country, the trains in Japan are relatively pleasant outside of rush hour, though <b>they’re generally not exactly entertaining</b>. …

Twitter

The Lazy Way to an Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

We all want an awesome life. And very often you know what you need to do to improve it… but you don’t do it.<p>I don’t blame you. Hey, some of that …

10 psychology secrets to supercharge your sales

1. Authority<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>2. Anchoring<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>3. Social Proof<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>4. Loss Aversion<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>5. Foot-in-the-door<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>6. Scarcity<p>Maslow’s pyramid of hierarchy demonstrates the basics needs of our customers. Feeling deprived of our basic needs like …

World's cutest male spider does embarrassing dance to impress cutest female spider

Does the newly discovered species of peacock spider, <i>Maratus personatus</i>, meet the criteria for world's cutest spider? I held a debate with myself to uncover the answer.<p><b>So what are we talking about today, Chris?</b><p>Well, me, I believe I've found the world's cutest spider.<p><b>Huh. Let me see here. I... I</b> …