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How to Spend a Night in Las Vegas

For night owls, travel junkies, and adventurers alike.<p>While many places claim to be 24-hour cities, that usually just means five percent of their pizza places stay open until 4 AM. Thanks to Las Vegas's architects utilizing psychological tricks to make you forget that reality exists, local liquor …

20 of Chicago's Most Underrated Restaurants, 2018 Edition

Chicago's most essential and hottest restaurants get all the buzz, but what about the places flying under the radar? Instead of chasing the latest openings, discover some hidden gems. These neighborhood favorites stand toe-to-toe with the city's finest and deserve recognition too. They span a …

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

“When our senses become muffled, we no longer feel fully alive… If you have a comfortable connection with your inner sensations … you will feel in charge of your body, your feelings, and your self.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 …

Psychology

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Announced

The World's 50 Best Restaurants were announced Tuesday evening at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia—only the second time the annual event has been held outside Europe. Here are the winners.<p>The world’s best restaurant can no longer be found in Italy, according to the annual World’s 50 Best …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

How This Woman Travels the World For Free by Going on International Dates

One year ago, Chelsea Snow joined Miss Travel, an online dating site for travel lovers. Since then, she's gone on seven international dates—all …

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

These San Francisco restaurants are so 'Only in SF'

<i>Editor's note: This is the third installment in an SFGATE series of the "most San Francisco" restaurants. The first two slideshows featured the city's "true classics" and "new classics."</i><p>We've been attempting to categorize what restaurants best emulate San Francisco. And this might be our favorite …

The Best Brunches in DC

Brunching is a favorite pastime in Washington, DC, and you can find great spots anywhere from Georgetown to Capitol Hill to Logan Circle and beyond. …

What Kind of Introvert Are You?

Are you an introvert? It depends on which book you read.<p>Here's a sampling of the various conceptualizations of introversion in pop culture …

If your ex wants to be friends with you, science says they might be a psychopath

It’s the question that will haunt us until the day we die: Should we stay friends with an ex? It’s not an easy feat to accomplish, but it can be …