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Your personality determines your weight, according to new Swiss study

Forget what you have in your lunch box or your exercise habits, it seems that your food choices and weight may be effected by something far deeper – …

Everything Is Obvious (Once You Know The Answer) Book Review

Here’s the Gist:<p>Duncan Watts is a sociologist and principal researcher at Microsoft Research. His latest book is <i>Everything Is Obvious (Once You Know</i> …

San Francisco

Unnaturally Good: The Plight of the Goody Two-Shoes

There’s <i>authentic</i> virtue, and then there’s a kind of chronic, not-quite-credible virtue that doesn’t—and really <i>can’t</i>—reflect an individual’s true …

Psychology

This is your brain on awkwardness: The scientific reason why you feel super-duper uncomfortable

“Awkwardness nudges us to avoid certain actions in the future and to smooth things out when they happen”<p>A new video from YouTube video collective Vsauce explains how awkwardness--a phenomenon we would all probably be much happier without--actually functions in social situations. It turns out, the …

Self-help

This Video Clears Up 10 Popular Misconceptions About Psychology

The world of psychology can be pretty extensive, and because of that, a lot of things can be unclear. This video will help clear your mind of all the …

The 5 Foods to Avoid If You Want a Six-Pack

It's not your fault you don't have a six-pack—blame it on the food you eat.<p>Carrying a spare tire around your belly? You're not alone: Fifty-four …

Genetic Factors in Savings Behavior

<i>NOTE: The Growth Economics Blog has moved sites. Click here to find this post at the new site.</i><p>There is a recent article by Henrik Cronqvist and …

Genetics