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13 Interesting Qualities People Who Everyone Likes Have In Common

We all know someone who is just inherently likable. You know who I'm talking about: it's that one friend you have who can seemingly do no wrong in …

How the brain controls sex and attraction

Scientists made a significant advancement in figuring out how the brain is controlling sex.<p>By studying female mice, the researchers discovered that a …

Self-evident

Contrary to recent opinion, there is such a thing as the self, and it is empirically amenable to scientific investigation<i>By Şerife Tekin</i>Read at Aeon

This 1 Piece of Advice Won't Be Popular, But It May Save Your Career

"A moment of patience in a moment of doubt can save you a million moments of regret."<p>During this time of year, my social media feeds get flooded with new years resolution advice. Everywhere I look, there's another tip or life hack. Although I've read hundreds, I'm always curious to see if someone …

Motivation

Taking GABA for Sleep: The Science Behind It and If It Really Works

Sleep is very, very important to us. Our busy lives (and technology addiction) cause seemingly perennial exhaustion—making the little time we allow …

How Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Relationship

Our style of attachment (link is external)affects everything from our partner selection to how well our relationships progress to, sadly, how they …

10 Common Dysfunctional Behaviors You Have To Know

All relationships are more or less dysfunctional in different ways and at different times. No perfect relationships exist. In order to stay in a …

The Scientific Case for Obnoxiously Early Bedtimes

From improved school performance to reduced obesity risk, putting kids to bed early is what's best for them.<p>Getting your kid ready for bed as early …

Sleep

11 THINGS EVERY WOMAN WANTS HER MAN TO DO WITHOUT BEING TOLD

There are certain things women expect men to do and take the initiative without being told. When the man tends not to know these things, the woman …

Marriage

How Actual Smart People Talk About Themselves

Hint: not by discussing IQ<p>I’ve never met or interviewed Donald Trump, though like most of the world I feel amply exposed to his outlooks and styles of expression. So I can’t say whether, in person, he somehow conveys the edge, the sparkle, the ability to connect, the layers of meaning that we …

Michael Jordan

A Yale psychologist reveals the simple trick he used to finally quit drinking for good

Humans are creatures of routine.<p>Scientists agree that about 40% of what we do every day is thoughtless. There's a term for the actions triggered by daily, repetitive situational cues: habits. The more practice you have doing something, the less effort it takes. That's how our actions become more …

A Former Facebook VP Says Social Media Is Destroying Society

He says he has "tremendous guilt".<p>Speaking at a recent event at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Chamath Palihapitiya – a former vice …

Avoiding Emotional Traps is Easier than You Think

We all like to think of ourselves as logical creatures. Whether it’s deciding which groceries to stock our shelves with, which cars to buy, or even …

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

Self-awareness

7 Strategies for Dealing With Negative People

We’ve all experienced the side effects of a negative friend, colleague or co-worker. Perhaps you work with someone who complains endlessly about his …

Emotional Intelligence

With a Single Tweet, Elon Musk Taught a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

In a few short sentences, Musk shows how to reach customers effectively: by touching their emotions.<p>Love him or hate him, you've got to give Tesla CEO Elon Musk credit for one thing: The man knows how to use social media.<p>Consider the following tweet, which he sent out on December 26:<p>Wanted again to …

Tesla

Why You Shouldn’t Completely Trust Personality Tests

Personality tests are more popular than ever, with free online versions of tests like the Myers-Briggs and Enneagram at the ready for anyone who might be curious. Some people see these tests as a source of entertainment, while others find them deeply insightful glimpses into the tendencies and …

How to Make People Respect You: 15 Things You Need to Know

In your daily interactions with people from different walks of life, you probably have met a few that exude a certain level of confidence. They exude …

Smartphone Addiction Causes Changes in the Teen Brain

Limiting smartphone exposure in teens is probably a good idea. It’s also easier said than done.<br>Read More

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Scientists create atlas of developing human brain, the most complex human organ

Everybody likes travelling around the world but what if we tell you that now you can travel through human brains as well?<p>Well, you can believe us. …

Scientists may have found a way to inject information directly into the brain

In a new study, scientists have used electrical currents to inject information directly into the brains of monkeys.<p>Scientists have apparently figured …

Emotion Makes Memory Unreliable

When it comes to correctly recalling memories, the emotion of the event may impact exactly what we remember, researchers say. A new study adds to the …

This Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals to Become Happier

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Confident

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

To earn an opponent’s respect, speak—don’t type

The degree of polarization in American society has become impossible to ignore. People don’t just disagree with one another about politics, guns, taxes, and freedom of speech; they also disrespect those with whom they disagree.<p>Consider what happens when you enter “gun advocates are” into Google. …

Critical Thinking

It's OK not to be OK: why we need to embrace sadness | Johanna Leggatt

I don’t suggest depression isn’t a serious health problem or that it shouldn’t be professionally treated. But we should distinguish it from ordinary sadness<p>I have never suffered from a depressive episode. I’ve never thought of harming myself or been suicidal, nor have I been afflicted with any …

Depression

A mental trick to help you deal with rude people this holiday season

The holidays bring out the worst in people, but you don't have to let them bring out the Scrooge in you.<p>The holidays tend bring out the worst in people. Whether it's being cut off by some jerk stealing your spot in the mall parking lot, having a relative pick apart your latest life choice or being …

Self-help

Got a boss who denies reality? A behavioral scientist's guide to tactful truth telling

‘Tis the season for holiday parties at the office.<p>While they’re great for building workplace camaraderie and team spirit, when was the last time a …

Psychology

Where does consciousness come from? Brain scientist closes in on the claustrum

SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, neuroscientist Christof Koch has been searching for the seat of consciousness — a quest that has taken him deep within …