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Why Do Narcissists Lose Popularity Over Time?

Narcissism has been something of a mystery to psychologists. With narcissists, things tend to be extreme: the good is really good, and the bad is <i>really</i> bad. Narcissism expert W. Keith Campbell compares interacting with narcissists to eating chococate cake: "When I eat chococlate cake, 20 minutes …

Psychology

Japanese professor killed by trolley over weekend 'was someone worth remembering'

Japanese agriculture professor Hiromi Hosono had been visiting dairy farms in the Midwest with colleagues recently and stopped into Chicago, where she decided to do some sightseeing.<p>Hosono, 42, was on her way to an art exhibit early Saturday when she was run over by a trolley in the Loop and …

Cornell University

Man convicted of 3 rapes cleared after DNA tied to fugitive

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Ryan granted a petition supported by prosecutors to release Luis Vargas, who was serving a sentence of 55 years to life in prison for three sexual assaults.<p>Vargas broke down, placing his hand to his forehead and covering his eyes as the judge ordered the …

Crime

Sensory illusions can make cells 'self destruct'

Sensory illusions -- like magic tricks -- work by taking advantage of the brain's assumptions, essentially forcing us to overlook sleight of hand or …

San Francisco

Bad Personal Trainers

Attract Women Like a Guitar Player (without Playing the Guitar)

The secrets of their sexual mojo revealed<p>My wife and I have one of those sex freebie lists; the 5 celebrities you’re allowed to sleep with, without repercussions, should the opportunity arise.<p>Yes, I know, it’s stupid. But if you’re paying attention, it can offer a fascinating window into your …

Guitar

12 Toxic Thoughts That Will Destroy Your Success | Inc.com

It was Albert Einstein who said, "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."<p>Every thought we hold creates our future. And since every action we take depends on how we think, we cannot change anything if we cannot change our …

Self-help

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

Cooking

Drainers In Your Life: Are You Helping or Enabling?

For the kind-hearted it's quite natural to want to help those in need. In fact, more often than not, we will hand over great gobs of our time, money and emotional resources to help someone in need achieve success in whatever area they are struggling with. With that being said, there comes a time …

Happiness

Don't Be the Person Who Screws Up a Baked Potato—Avoid These Common Mistakes

Sour cream can't fix everything. Avoid these common mistakes, and learn how to make a better baked potato.<p>There are baked potatoes, says Rick Martinez, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s associate food editor… and then there are <i>baked potatoes</i>. There's a crater-like gap between the revelatory and the "just okay," and …

Baked Potato

Get Ready to Live a Long, Long Time

Two of the leading scientists at the edge of the medical revolution believe that our life expectancy could start creeping up toward the triple digits.<p>…

Genetics

10 Ways to Sneak In a Workout

Denise Crew<p>Turn Your Commute into a Workout<p>On days that Monica Vazquez, 27, a master trainer for New York Sports Clubs in New York City, can't do her …

Consciousness

Man Is His Own Child’s Uncle, Says DNA Testing

A baby boy born in Washington last year is his own cousin, geneticists found. The child’s father is a genetic chimera—a person who carries two sets …

Genetics

5 common myths your doctor may believe

When you ask a doctor a question, you expect an answer backed by the latest science. But the reality is, the field of medicine is always advancing, and “there's too much knowledge for any one physician to master,” says Renée Fox, PhD, professor emerita at the University of Pennsylvania, who studies …

Man Is His Own Child’s Uncle, Says DNA Testing

A baby boy born in Washington last year is his own cousin, geneticists found. The child’s father is a genetic chimera—a person who carries two sets …