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Reddit's 'Place' forces millions to work together in creating something beautiful

‘Place‘ is a collaborative canvas — and Reddit’s newest April Fools’ day social experiment — that challenges millions of users to work together in order to create something beautiful. Or, draw a bunch of dicks and meme references.<p>The experiment is available on desktop, iOS and Android and it’s …

14 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

Love is many things: butterflies and giggles, happiness and comfort, commitment and best friendship.<p>But love, alas, is not easy to find.<p>How and why …

Relationships

Relationship Rules You Should Break

Photo: Getty Images<p>When it comes to relationships, some men and women have a rule book they follow. "We feel protected from being hurt or disappointed by the other person by following these rules," explains Jane Greer, Ph.D., relationship expert and author of <i>What About Me? Stop Selfishness From</i> …

If a cat librarian isn’t safe from the government, then who is?

<i>Update: On Friday, Browser was reinstated to his position, Blackburn told The Post in an email. Do not panic, cat crisis averted.</i><p>I'm just going to be up front about this.<p>I'm pulling for the cat.<p>Not because I particularly like cats (sorry to both cats and cat people). It just seems a <i>bit</i> unfair that …

Pets

Meet the Man on a Mission to Make the Worst Video Game Ever

Sos Sosowski's 'Mosh Pit Simulator' is a broken, buggy mess of a game. And that's OK, as we find out in a conversation with the uniquely minded Polish developer.<p>Sos Sosowski has a plan, and it's a brilliant one. So many video games come out carried on the shoulders of acclaim, their press packs …

Brexit's Impact Stretches From Deep Space To Nuclear Fusion

The U.K.'s fraught decision to exit the European Union was motivated by everyday issues such as trade and immigration. But its impact could soon be felt in some of Europe's most esoteric locales — like particle accelerators.<p>That's because scientists in Europe pool their resources to build …

No Biggie, Neil deGrasse Tyson Proposed a New Kind of Government

After the tumultuous election year America had, the debate over what kind of leaders we want to represent us did not end. Helpful to the discussion …

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Are psychopaths trendy? Does saying “I have psychopathic tendencies” pass the dinner table test? Is this merely the latest debilitating condition to be …

Psychology

7 Beauty Trends and Products to Look Forward to This Summer

Sure, there are the Euro Cup play-offs (in other words, hot soccer players), the Rio Olympics (hot everyone), and hours of beach lounging and barbecuing ahead of us. But those aren't the only things to look forward to this summer. In addition to sunscreen and bug spray, these are the seven beauty …

Donald Trump just gave a bizarre response to how he'll court female voters

Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton 51% to 32% among female voters, according to a Fox News poll released on Wednesday. Other recent polls show a similar deficit for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.<p>But when he was asked on "The O'Reilly Factor" if he will tailor his message to women, …

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Psychologists Say It's Really Possible To Change Our Personality

Be a prisoner of your personality no more! Find out how psychologists were able to help people change their personalities and how you could too.

Personality

5 Key Tips for Teaching Board Games

You’ve gotten that new game and brought it home. There it sits, in its pretty cellophane, just waiting to be played. When the time comes to put …

Living with anxiety in the age of nonstop bad news

Like a lot of anxious people, I have a tendency to catastrophize. First, I think about all the things that could possibly go wrong. Then I leap straight to the most irrational, worst-case scenario of the options I’ve come up with.<p>But last Friday morning, I woke up to discover that a majority of …

A Friendly Chat About Suicide

I was once told that talking about suicide "makes people uncomfortable." Now, if you haven't felt suicidal, and talking about it makes you …

The World’s Most Efficient Languages

How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?<p>Just as fish presumably don’t know they’re wet, many English speakers don’t know that the way their language works is just one of endless ways it could have come out. It’s easy to think that what one’s native language puts words to, and …

Linguistics

Beverley Lee: The New First Lady Of Dark Fantasy

Six weeks ago a book appeared multiple times on my Instagram feed. The last thing I needed was another book on my TBR (to be read) list, but due to the comments written by the serious readers of #bookstagram, I found the book online, read the first paragraph and bought the eBook immediately. Half …

Researchers Have Developed a Formula to Explain Why Some People Are Such Jerks

You can only blame so much on genes.<p>It's a question we've wondered about for years: how much of our character is down to our built-in genes and how …

New physics discovery could make time travel impossible

With apologies to time-traveling doctors throughout fiction, it seems that visiting the past might actually be impossible — and not just because we …

My Favorite Dark and Twisted Summer Reads

I’m a voracious reader, but sometimes I don’t have the attention to read something really hefty and literary. One of my favorite book categories is …

Books

100 Must-Read Books About Nature

The following list compiles books that deal with the natural world from many vantage points. I have broken them, loosely, into categories. If you are …

Top Five Board Games for Negotiators and Bargainers

Negotiation games put players into direct confrontation in a way that no dudes-on-a-map game can simulate. And the players that succeed in the genre …

Board Games

Transgender Marriages Declared Legal In Islam By Pakistani Clerics

'The first time in history Muslim clerics have supported the rights of transgender persons'<p>Fifty clerics in Pakistan have declared marriage between …

5 Great Sci-Fi Books To Share With Your Kids

Are you a geeky parent who dreams of passing on your passions to your child? You’ll want to start them young. Sure there are plenty of adorable baby …

What Brexit can teach us about the psychology of fear

Before the Brexit vote, economists were near-unified in voicing fears that the UK will suffer outside the EU. The list of consequences is long: The UK’s economy will lose out on a favorable trade union, businesses may relocate their European headquarters, and the whole episode could very well spark …

Awesome Art Picks: Ninja Turtles, Harley Quinn, She-Hulk, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Presidential Candidates Who'll Make You Thankful for Trump

By now, people have been exposed to more news about the 2016 U.S. presidential election than to every bit of news that has happened in the rest of …

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The 6 Most Embarrassing Superhero Costume Updates

Comic book authors are constantly trying to change things up, to keeping long-time readers interested and to give a new generation a way to relate to …

15 stylish cat beds for the fancy feline in your life

Cats deserve to sleep in style.<p>Luckily, there are a surprising number of whimsical novelty cat beds available on the Internet. Who knew?<p>From comfy …

Pets