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We bounce back from bad news if we feel in control - Futurity

The ability to bounce back from bad news may depend on how the news is delivered and how in control we feel.

Why Names Are So Easy to Forget

Nice to see you again, Suuu...Sandra? Samantha? Jennifer. Sorry.<p>Once, at a party, I was introduced to a friend of a friend. We shook hands, I told her my name, she told me hers. Then she did something that I was ever so grateful for.<p>"Hang on," she said. "Can you say your name again? I wasn't really …

The Charisma Effect

How to bend people to your will<p>In tough times, people want more in a leader than intelligence, integrity, or the ability to build really tall walls. They want someone who can make a compelling pitch and inspire a sense of urgency—someone with charisma. For decades, scholars have struggled to define …

Charisma

Spotify’s incredibly addictive playlists are based on simple behavioral psychology

First there was Discover Weekly, the impressively well-tuned, self-refreshing mixtape of personalized song recommendations that captured the hearts of many and helped Spotify catapult itself to 37 million global subscribers.<p>Now, Discover Weekly has a companion. Streaming behemoth Spotify has rolled …

Dog People Are Popular While Cat People Are Single

Dogs are more aggressive around people with one particular personality trait.<p>Social interactions with a therapy dog help canines as well as …

What Does Diversity Do to Kids’ Brains?

As it’s gotten less and less acceptable for people to express explicitly racist beliefs and opinions, many researchers have turned their attention to …

Scientists Say We're All A Little Bit Face-ist

Seems everyone's a little bit "face-ist," sometimes. That is, we make subtle and essentially irrational judgments about people based on their facial features -- and use these judgments to make important decisions like hiring a new employee, voting for a political candidate, or determining the guilt …

Why do we scream?

Despite our fascination with screams, science knows relatively little about them. The psychology of screams …<p>Harold Gouzoules, an Emory University …

Emoji: the first truly global language?

I sent one this morning. My pal texted to say that she was in that most invidious of contemporary social tangles: someone was offering her a Kate Bush spare but she had already committed herself elsewhere. Me, I was busy thinking about emoji. I didn't have time to deal with someone else's heartache …

Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

One Friday night, 30 men and 30 women gathered at a hotel restaurant in Washington, D.C. Their goal was love, or maybe sex, or maybe some combination of the two. They were there for speed dating.<p>The women sat at separate numbered tables while the men moved down the line, and for two solid hours …

Report: iPhone 7 will get new touch-sensitive home button, killer camera

The days of failing home buttons on your iPhone could soon be over.<p>Corroborating previous rumors, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports the iPhone 7 will sport a new …

Mobile Technology

Toddlers act different when grown-ups look angry - Futurity

Toddlers are quick to change their behavior when they sense that adults are angry.

Parenting

5 Keys to Great Nonverbal Communication

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Clear and effective communication is essential during presentations, whether for board rooms full of executives, auditoriums at conferences, or classrooms full of students.<p>Verbal information is vital, but how we present that information can determine how …

This Is How Technology Is Affecting Your Relationship

It is now an uncontested fact that technology is pervasive throughout our lives. But how often do we assess its presence in our relationships, recognizing how, exactly, it has impacted the way we interact with those closest to us?<p>Historically, we are going where no human has gone before, hooked up …

30 Little-Known Features of Popular Social Media Sites

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I first set foot in Disneyland, I race to the most famous rides first—Splash Mountain, the Matterhorn, Indiana Jones, all the biggest and best. Little do I know there are just as many hidden gems and overlooked attractions that I’ve likely …

The Secrets of Body Language: Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again

Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions. That’s why people born blind can perform the same …

How You Could Botch a Job Interview Without Saying a Word

It’s great if you’ve prepped for a job interview by rehearsing what you want to say and practicing answers to some questions you expect the …