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How Your Handwriting Reveals Your Personality

Your handwriting reveals a lot more about your personality than you might think. In fact, there is a science known as Graphology, which involves …

Psychology

One simple practice that will dramatically increase your emotional intelligence

This is often a good thing. Think about it: Good reflexes can help you avoid a car accident or jump to a friend's aid without hesitation.<p>But we get into trouble when we let emotions rule those reactions. For example, how do you typically respond when:<p>You read an email that implies you dropped the …

Emotional Intelligence

Study: People Who Enjoy Bitter Tastes (Like IPAs) Are More Likely to be Antisocial, Sadistic

Yeah, we'll have one Coors Light, please.<p>Psychologists at Austria's University of Innsbruck are reporting that people who prefer more bitter tastes are likelier to exhibit antisocial personality traits.<p>The findings, which were based on two studies of Americans subjects, suggest that "bitter taste …

Psychology

25 Times White Actors Played People Of Color And No One Really Gave A S**t

Think blackface and yellowface are a thing of the past? Get ready to cringe.<p>As if it wasn’t enough that Hollywood lacks serious diversity behind and in front of the camera, the industry also has a nasty (not so) little habit of giving diverse roles to white actors.<p>That means that while an average …

This Comic Shows The True Struggle Of Adulting While Awkward

The struggle is real.

The Daily Show's Jessica Williams Ends the Sexist Debate Between Sanders and Clinton Supporters

Let's move along.<p>In the final hours of Jon Stewart's reign at <i>The Daily Show</i>, correspondent Jessica Williams emerged as one of the strongest and funniest voices on the show. John Oliver had gone to do his own <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, and Williams stepped in to fill his void. Her performance was so strong …

Jessica Williams

Netflix Is Renewing Orange Is the New Black for Three More Seasons

Season four premieres in June.<p>The inmates at Litchfield are about to do a lot more time. Netflix has announced it's renewing <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> for a whopping three more seasons, ensuring that the show lasts for at least seven seasons. And creator and showrunner Jenji Kohan has signed on to …

TV

The surprising way your emotional health can affect your vagina

You deserve a happy vagina. You might be thinking, <i>You weirdo, my vagina doesn’t have feelings</i>. Ok, she may not have feelings, per say, but her health …

10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

Donald Trump’s Iran idiocy: The interview that should have ended his candidacy once and for all

In a CNN interview, Donald Trump lays bare exactly why he would be such a disastrous choice for president<p>Donald Trump gave an interview this week all of his potential supporters should watch. In his own words, Trump lays bare the very reasons why he would be such a disastrous choice for …

Sci-Fi and Twerking Explore the Black Body in This Performance Art Series

niv Acosta's movement-based performance 'Discotropic' abstractly explores black visibility.<p>During the 2015 New Museum Triennial, artist niv Acosta premiered the performance series <i>Discotropic</i>. In the performance, which featured the artist alongside dancers dressed in varying portions of black cloth …

Smart People Are As Racist As Less-Smart People–But Smart Enough To Hide It

We’re all racist, it’s just a question of how well we’ve figured out how to justify it to ourselves.<p>If you’re white and live in America, the smarter you are, the less likely you are to say you agree with racist stereotypes or principles. But you’re not more likely than your dumber counterparts to …

Psychology

I'm Just an Introvert Girl, Living in a Conformity World

Being an introvert means many things, but one attribute of this label is an inquisitive thinker. Since I was two years old I have always asked …

The message from Oregon is clear: black men with guns are thugs, while whites are patriots

The armed militia occupying federal land under Ammon Bundy are just as criminal as looters of Baltimore and Ferguson<p>How can the “armed militiamen” who occupied the federal government’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon be engaging in a “peaceful protest”? If they’re white men doing the …

Justice

What Is an Emotion?

Source: Pixabay<p>‘Emotion’ is a relatively recent term and there are languages that do not carry an equivalent. Historically, people spoke not of …

Tamir Rice and Oregon's White Ranchers

One hundred and fifty armed, white ranchers took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge this weekend. Vox reported these men used online videos to call on "'patriots' from all over the country to come to the refuge with their guns to join their fight." Time dubbed them "armed protesters." Other …

The Pennsylvania Ballet Absolutely Roasted An Eagles Fan On Facebook

Philadelphia fans are affectionately known across multiple sports as what is technically referred to as <i>the worst</i>. They have a rich history of acting all sorts of terrible, so it’s never a surprise when they do.<p>Recently, an Eagles fan carried on this tradition by leaving a disparaging Facebook …

Lincoln Financial Field

10 Reasons Amy Schumer Is Our BFF

Amy Schumer is having a moment. The 34-year-old comedian, actress and writer has become America’s irreverent sweetheart, and we couldn’t be happier.</i> …

Amy Schumer

The year it became impossible for white America to turn a blind eye to racism

Black Lives Matter. Sandra Bland. Freddie Gray. Baltimore. Chicago.<p>Tamir Rice: a twelve-year-old boy playing in the park, who was shot dead by police within seconds of their arrival. The prosecutor attributed Rice’s murder to “a perfect storm of human error,” rather than an American police state …

Black Lives Matter

Aretha Franklin's incredible 'Natural Woman' performance moves Obama to tears

Aretha Franklin sings better at 73 than anyone else, at any age.<p>The Queen of Soul stole the show during 2015 Kennedy Center Honors when she sauntered …

The 'affluenza' teen's condition is totally bogus

After a psychologist used the term in Couch's defense during his trial, a judge sentenced the teen to 10 years drug-and-alcohol-free probation for intoxication manslaughter, which critics say was too lenient.<p>The term "affluenza" combines affluence and influenza, and its first use traces back to …

Crime

The Six Most Interesting Psychology Papers of 2015

Every year, psychologists publish a staggering amount of research—it’s impossible to read it all. Still, I gave it a shot—and here are the six papers I found most fascinating.<p><b>“Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science,” from Science</b><p>This paper isn’t really a study; it’s the outcome of …

Psychology

Your Personalized News Reader

Personalize<p>News360 picks what you are interested in and presents it in a beautiful way<p>Stay on top of information<p>Most important news from 100,000+ …

Tailoring

Harry Potter and the contradictions about racial justice

The idea of a black Hermione is fantastic in pushing against the idea that fictional heroes are white by default – but it also points to inconsistencies in the series<p>Hermione is black, and fans are understandably thrilled. When Noma Dumezweni was cast as an adult Hermione in the London theatrical …

This behavior could be the No. 1 secret to likability

Everyone wants to be liked.<p>On Quora, there's a lengthy thread dedicated to sharing tips and tricks to win people over.<p>While reviewing the answers, we noticed a common theme: Focus less on yourself and more on your conversation partner.<p>Users recommend that you "create the space for others to feel …

Self-improvement

Hermione is not black, but she's not white either...

It wasn’t until the films that the image of each of these characters solidified in people’s minds as a certain race or ethnicity, and that, argues site member Hawwa, is why some people are now so astounded at the casting of Noma Dumezweni to play Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. If …

Donald Trump leads an insane white cult — and Pat Buchanan just explained how it works

GOP front-runner leads cult of personality centered around white alienation, racial resentment and authoritarianism<p>Donald Trump is the front-runner in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race. He leads his closest rival, Ted Cruz, by a substantial margin. Trump’s proto-fascism, xenophobia and …

Manage Your Emotional Culture

Before leaving work each day, employees at Ubiquity Retirement + Savings press a button in the lobby. They’re not punching out—not in the traditional sense, anyway. They’re actually registering their emotions. They have five buttons to choose from: a smiley face if they felt happy at work that day, …