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The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

4 Ways to Keep Your Perfectionism from Getting You Down

There’s nothing wrong with striving for an ideal. However, if you’re never satisfied with the outcome of the events or plans in your life, it may …

Psychology

Reimagined Sexy Disney Princesses As Vintage Pin-Ups

Artists just keep drawing them and we just can't keep our eyes off of them. Disney princesses are undeniably beautiful, there is truly no end to all …

Walt Disney Company

Artist Creates Mind-blowing Body Paintings That Look Like Women Are Tearing Themselves Apart

Jeampiere Dinamarca Poque is a 29-year-old artist from Santiago de Chile who puts his artistic skills to seriously creepy but cool use creating …

It Takes 26 Fundamental Constants To Give Us Our Universe, But They Still Don't Give Everything

When we think about our Universe at a fundamental level, we think about all the particles in it and all the forces and interactions that occur between them. If you can describe those forces, interactions and particle properties, you have everything you need to reproduce our Universe, or at least a …

Physics

How lucid dreaming can improve your creativity while you sleep

Imagine falling asleep and being able to pick up writing tips from Hemingway, hit tennis balls with Serena Williams, or pitch your startup to Peter Thiel knowing you can carry these very skills and experiences into waking life.<p>Imagine being able to fly, relax on a beach, or even calm your anxiety …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Prisoner Workout: Bodyweight Workouts | The Art of Manliness

Besides a few brief stints of freedom, notorious British criminal and troublemaker Charles Salvador (better known as Charles Bronson) has been …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Sandra Bland's death ruled suicide by hanging

<b>(CNN) —</b> The cause of Sandra Bland's death was hanging; the manner of death was suicide, a prosecutor told reporters, citing preliminary autopsy results.<p>Warren Diepraam, a Waller County, Texas, prosecutor, provided new details Thursday to support those findings.<p>Bland -- a black woman whose arrest …

Terrifying Hyper-Realistic Sculpture Of A Fallen Angel By Chinese Artist Duo

Beijing artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu have been known to create installations using real cadavers or human fat tissue, and though their newest …

Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.22.18 21 hours ago<p>Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 2 days ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the …

The 18 most important sneakers of all time

Far from being a modern phenomenon, the first sneakers appeared in the mid-1800s as running shoes. Unlike the sneakers of today, they looked more like a dress shoe, but with spiked soles.<p>As sneakers have evolved, they've transitioned from a sportswear staple to a fashion statement. As such, The …

Shoes

New Doubts About Role of Serotonin in Depression

The common belief that depression is linked to low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin is again being questioned by top psychiatrists.<p>Professor …

The Psychology of Procrastination and How to Avoid It

Paul is a productivity blogger who loves helping people improve their productivity so they can get more out of life. Learn more about how Paul works …

Procrastination

Pornhub Reveals 11 Things You Didn't Know About Millennials And Porn

We've come a long way since sneaking in late-night episodes of <i>Real Sex</i> on HBO.<p>Many of us discovered porn at some point in the '90s, via a weird mix …

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

Idealism

Quantum Physics Explains Coincidences?

When surprising coincidences occur, it seems we are connected to the world around us in a mysterious way. For example, you are thinking about a song …

Quantum Physics

The 18 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015 So Far

2015 has been a glorious year for hip-hop, and we’re only half way through it. Moses Wiener took a look back over the past six months and compiled 18 …

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Rebound and Revenge Sex: The Truth Behind the Myths

One lover dumps the other. Soon after, according to conventional wisdom, both are likely to jump into bed with new lovers, often strangers.<p>"Dumpers," …

35 Books on Productivity and Organizational Skills for an Effective Life

Possessing productivity and organizational skills will give you an advantage in living a life of fulfillment and extraordinary achievements.<p>These …

Self-improvement

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

June 2015

Say Hello to the Bad Guy

The life and times of Hollywood heavy Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, better known as Deebo<p>Even when he isn’t making a movie, Tiny Lister usually plays the bad …

New Jersey