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What to wear to the airport if you want to get upgraded

Flight attendants say it will 'definitely help your chances'<p>It's one of those dream scenarios we always fantasise about as we board a plane: being ushered up to the very front of the flight and reclining in first class. Sadly, getting upgraded has always eluded us - but we hope that could all be …

Clothing

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

How Psychopaths See the World

It’s not that they can’t consider other people’s perspectives. It’s that they don’t do so automatically.<p>It’s a rare person who goes out of their way to spend time with psychopaths, and a rarer one still who repeatedly calls a prison to do so. But after more than a year of meetings and negotiation, …

Psychology

How to Gain Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time

In bodybuilding, there is a common belief that it is impossible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. Many bodybuilders believe that you should only focus on one of these goals. Either lose fat by doing loads of cardio and dropping your calories by 500, or else eat 500 calories more than …

Men's Fashion

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Time I

The new wave of AR

UK companies are setting the global standard for<br>the next wave of breakthroughs, particularly in technology.<p>The new wave of augmented …

Augmented Reality

How to talk about miscarriage, according to a psychologist

On an October afternoon in 2012, Jessica Zucker gave birth to a daughter while home alone in her bathroom. She was just 16 weeks pregnant; the baby …

Facebook group caught sharing nude photos of female service members

Vice News reports that a Dropbox folder called "Hoes hoin" is circulating online, containing 267 explicit photos of female U.S. service members.<p><b>Why</b> …

Internet

This Mom Lost 65 Pounds Without Setting Foot In a Gym

Kat Maisano proves that you don't need perfect circumstances to achieve your fitness goals.<p>Kat Maisano's Instagram feed is all the fitspo you'll ever …

These Jaw-Dropping BBG Before-and-Afters Will Have You Doing Burpees Before You Finish Reading

The Kayla Itsines BBG program continues to gain popularity, and for good reason! Women the world over are losing tons of weight and getting strong and confident using this fast, effective training program — celebrities included!<p>Ahead are some of our favorite recent transformations — before and …

Fitness

Holding in Negative Feelings at Work Can Majorly Backfire (but the Fix Isn't Complicated)

Stuff down how you feel and cognitive performance can nosedive.<p>Are you a bottler? You know, a person who, like Unikitty in <i>The Lego Movie</i>, stuffs down negative thoughts on a regular basis?<p>I'm a little prone to that myself. But thanks to this new gem of research by Judith Grob of the University of …

Psychology

Psychopaths cannot be cured — here's why

Like many personality traits, psychopathy is a spectrum. About 1-2% of men and 0.3-0.7% of women in the general population are estimated to be true psychopaths, but for the rest of us, we fall on the scale somewhere lower down.<p>People who experience psychopathic traits, such as ruthlessness, …

Psychology

Social Media Does Not Reduce Social Interactions

Technology is often implicated as a disruptive force for social well-being or social interactions. New research, however, finds that social media use …

The Secret to Your Most Attractive Look

Source: Syda Productions/Shutterstock<p>You sit down across from the person you met online for your first face-to-face date. You are thrilled to finally …

Body Language

9 Facial Traits That Make Someone More Attractive, According to Science

It's sometimes hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that attracts us to someone. It might be their confidence, or their sense of humour, or you might …

10 Factors to Consider When Assessing PTSD

The author addresses some of the complexities in assessing and managing treatment-resistant PTSD.

Domestic Violence

Drop the Codependency Baton! 10 Tips on Not Passing It On To Your Children

<i>From The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependency Narcissist Trap. Chapter 13: Your Life Begins Now!</i><p>We must end the global blight of Self-Love Deficit …

Most people can tell if you're rich by looking at your face

A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology posits there's a good chance you can tell if someone is rich or poor just …

Most people might not be extroverts or introverts but 'ambiverts' — here's what it means to be one

People often categorise themselves into one of two types: an extrovert or an introvert.<p>Stereotypically, extroverts are the life of the party, and like nothing more than socialising with friends and meeting new people. Introverts are happier going home alone and curling up with a book.<p>But as …

Psychology

All the Reasons Why Our Kids’ Behaviors AREN’T Concerning

You guys know that I write this blog about all the things we need to recognize, worry about, or praise in childhood behavior. I love it. (Most …

Why women are meaner to each other than men are to women

Research from the University of Arizona indicates that women are ruder to each other than to men and meaner than men to women<p>It’s Mean Girls, but the …

Don’t Give Up Until You Receive Your Blessing

<i>“Jacob wrestled the angel, And the angel was overcome” U2</i><p><i>“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a</i> …

Our Eyes Help to Manage Memory Overload

New research finds that surprisingly, our eyes help our memory when our brain becomes maxed out.<p>For example, when you want to remember a phone …

7 Ways to Connect to Your Emotions

Sitting with feelings like sadness or anger or anxiety might be the last thing you want to do. Because they’re uncomfortable. Because it hurts. …

Randomised controlled studies find tea enhances divergent creativity

<i>By</i> Alex FraderaA study in the journal <i>Food Quality and Preference</i> suggests that tea-drinking benefits divergent thinking, a key element of creativity …

Creativity

Attack of the ‘Testosterone Rex’

The reason why we still believe men are biologically more aggressive than womenResearch into sex differences show that men and women are more alike …

Psychology

Five FACTS About Porn

Today, digital pornography is a hot topic. Very hot. Beliefs and opinions about porn’s availability, use, and effects abound, but facts are …

Research: How One Bad Employee Can Corrupt a Whole Team

One bad apple, the saying goes, can ruin the bunch. So, too, with employees.<p>Our research on the contagiousness of employee fraud tells us that even your most honest employees become more likely to commit misconduct if they work alongside a dishonest individual. And while it would be nice to think …

Financial Planning

Keep Your Bad Personality Intact to Be Highly Successful

No more psychological tests or coaching. It just may be that the darker side of personality wins at work.<p>I have spent much of my career coaching people to become the best they can be. I want to believe that the 'better angels of our nature' will win.That phrase, a powerful one, appears in the final …

Psychology