Sebastian Kunick

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How To Be Calm Under Pressure: 3 Secrets From A Bomb Disposal Expert

We’d all like to know how to stay calm under pressure. Sure, I could pull a bunch of research studies on it and just summarize those for you. But …

Mindfulness

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

The Santa Claus story: Beloved tradition or damaging lie?

If you're reading this, you likely know the truth about Father Christmas. If not, you better stop here.<p>'Tis the season for millions of parents to …

How To Negotiate When You’re At A Disadvantage

Even when the playing field isn’t level, you can still make the negotiation more fair.<p>In an ideal world, a negotiation is fair. Whether it’s a sales deal, salary package, or overarching agreement, the best negotiations have two or more parties who are looking for common ground and committed to …

Ticklish Lab Rats Giggle for Science

For social animals, living and working together is all about building and shoring up the bonds that tie our lives together. Animals that live and …

The Brain

This Best-Selling Psychologist Says Watching 3 Minutes of This Every Morning May Affect Your Whole Day

It may be connected with low performance and higher likelihood of depression. But there is good news.<p>How about this frontal assault on your cerebral cortex: People who watch just three minutes of negative news in the morning have a whopping 27 percent greater likelihood of reporting their day as …

Insects Are Scary Because Your Brain Confuses Disgust With Fear

<i>Why let</i> <i>creepy clowns</i> <i>get all the attention? From now until Halloween, Science of Us is investigating the psychology behind some of the most common</i> …

Psychology

Blinded by the Dark (Energy)

It outweighs everything else in existence, it governs the fate of the Universe and it cannot be explained by known physics.<p>Dark energy is the name …

There's a test that tells you if you're a 'super-recognizer' of faces, and you can take it right now

No, I'm not talking about being in love, as The Beatles lyrics might imply. Instead, I may be a super-recognizer, meaning that other peoples' faces get strangely seared into my brain — even those of complete strangers. It's not that I necessarily want to remember them — I just can't seem to help it.<p>…

How to Be Happier than Anyone You Know

Only recently has the field of positive psychology emerged, and it has had a hard time getting a handle on happiness. Few really reliable facts have …

Happiness

15 Facts People Still Think Are True About The Female Anatomy

by Cassie L Damewood<p>– on<p>in Mess Ups & Mishaps<p>Since the first pen was put to paper, women have emerged as mysterious figures in history as well as …

13 signs your coworker is a psychopath

Andrew Faas, a former senior executive with Canada's two largest retail organizations, found this out the hard way when he blew the whistle on a corrupt colleague, and subsequently had his phone and email hacked and even received an anonymous death threat.<p>To help others, Faas says in his new book, …

Psychology

Why Do People Blush?

In the past, red cheeks have variously been linked to innocence, guilt, and repressed cannibalism.<p>I’m at the doctor’s and my usual physician is on vacation, so they’ve sent me in to see a replacement to whom I believe Rachel from <i>Friends</i> would refer as “cute-boy doctor.” I’m 35, happily married, and …

Am I a psychopath? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Are psychopaths trendy? Does saying “I have psychopathic tendencies” pass the dinner table test? Is this merely the latest debilitating condition to be reimagined as a fascinating quirk, à la “I’m a little bit OCD”?<p>If so, popular non-fiction might be to blame. In 2011, Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath …

Psychology

The Psychology of Behavioral Targeting Goes Deeper Than You'd Think

Brands have long known that the more personalized they make content, the more effective it is in engaging people. New research shows that the …

Her Shot: Gourmet Jell-O Shots

In the world of drinking, Jell-O shots don’t have the <i>best</i> reputation. All we can picture is trays filling a frat house fridge to appease the visiting …

10 psychological insights into how people interact that could affect your success in life

And over the past few decades, they've begun to solve hundreds of mysteries: How will your interviewer react if you answer a question about drugs honestly? How do you get someone who thinks differently to see your point of view?<p>Below, we've listed 10 of those incredible insights. Read on to learn …

Psychology

Is Depression a Disease? A Guide to Understanding It

In her 1988 novel <i>The Bean Trees</i>, Barbara Kingsolver wrote, "Sadness is more or less like a head cold — with patience, it passes. Depression is like …

7 dumb things you do every day that are not your fault

Despite the best efforts of scientists, the human mind is still an enigma.<p>What we do know is that our brains are crammed with absurdly complex wiring, leading us to ask ourselves almost daily, "why did I do that?" and "how could I forget that?" and "what the heck is wrong with me?"<p>Below are seven …

5 Vital Keys to Success in Love and Dating

Love acts in mysterious ways, but research can help you learn some of its secrets and make yourself a more attractive love prospect. Love is a …

This VR Film Takes Viewers Inside a Slaughterhouse

It’s a pig’s-eye-view on what it’s like to live waiting for death.<p>So far, VR films have taken viewers everywhere from Ebola-stricken Liberia to Syrian refugee camps.<p>But now, Animal Equality, an international farmed animal advocacy group, want to take you inside the grim and gory heart of a pig …

14 Stress Management Apps to Relax Your Mind & Body

Self-help can be your biggest asset. Check out these apps to help you manage your stress and anxiety on a daily basis.

Apps

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8 small signs people use to judge your personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise.<p>In fact, …

Master The Art of Flirting: The Ultimate Guide

Flirting is the seductive dance between giving into your desires and leaving her wanting more. If you wish to success with women, you need to master …

Here's What Your Brain Is Doing When You Really, Really Hate Someone

Scientists have spotted the parts of the brain that light up when we actively hate someone. There's probably a reason why hate evolved in the first …

Why Criticism Is So Tough To Swallow (And How To Make It Go Down Easier)

We’re used to giving “praise sandwiches”–a criticism wedged in between two generic compliments–that give our brains indigestion.<p>A few years ago, I was working hard on a scrappy document that would eventually blossom into my first-ever book. It was still very early in the project, and I was hungry …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …