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Hayley Campbell quit her job and moved into an empty flat. Here she explains the tough but peculiar pleasures of seclusion<p>Since the late 1980s, scientists have been tracking a whale who sings at a sonic frequency higher than any other whale of its species: at 52 hertz, just above the lowest note on …

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What do slaveholders think?

It is everywhere illegal yet slavery persists in many corners of the global economy. How do its beneficiaries justify it?<i>By Austin …

The Fallacy of Romance

This week's recommendation!<p>Yet another book by Tom Robbins - Still Life with Woodpacker.<p>On the fourth day, she decided to think, in an organized …

Can I Trust Him? The Psychology and Philosophy of Trust

In Book 2 of Plato’s <i>Republic</i>, the character of Glaucon, who is in conversation with Socrates, argues that most people are fundamentally …

The Strange Persistence of First Languages - Nautlius - Pocket

Several years ago, my father died as he had done most things throughout his life: without preparation and without consulting anyone. He simply went …

The World's Only Floating National Park

​In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other …

Burnt out? Try this.

We’ve all been there. You didn’t get enough sleep last night. The train is delayed and you miss your first meeting. Your boss, visibly annoyed, …

Why Millennials Can’t Just “Grow Up”

Before you eye roll: This is not the same story you’ve read about millennials a million times before. It’s not about how selfish they are—or how cool …

To Understand Facebook, Study Capgras Syndrome - Issue 42: Fakes

We start with the case of a woman who experienced unbearable tragedy. In 1899, this Parisian bride, Madame M., had her first child. Shockingly, the …

Why Thinking With Your Hands Helps Problem-Solving

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>During a lab meeting, one of our PhD researchers recalls how her …

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Toxic Relationship in Your Life? 5 Ways to Disconnect With Love

The term toxic (synonymous with deadly, poisonous, lethal) is used lot when we talk about people whose presence in our life is not positive. It seems that as a society we are increasingly aware of negativity in our lives and want to release it.<p>The good news is that any relationship that does not …

The Psychology Of Professional Purpose: How To Follow Your Calling

“There’s nothing I’d like more than a job that was so meaningful to me that I brought it home,” one 9-5 employee told historian Studs Terkel in <i>Working</i>.<p>She mirrors most of us: though the majority of us say we haven’t found our calling, we want one. Instead, we click at our keyboards like a ticking …

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Exploring the Psychology Behind Spending Addiction

How and why people can get sucked into a dangerous spending cycle, and why it's more than just an excessive interest in shopping.<p>Unlike Hollywood's inevitably sanitised presentation, real-life shopping addiction isn't cured by the love of a hot man, the help of a kooky pal or a climactic montage of …

10 Simple Reasons it’s Time to Let Go

Holding on can be painful. Holding on can directly contribute to stress, health complications, unhappiness, depressive thoughts, relationship …

This Is How We Make Our Worst Decisions

New research on the roots and impact of brain drain.<p>In the interest of preserving your mental energy, let’s <b>start</b> this article with the eventual …

Make Them Love You by Taking (Not Giving)

Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor<p>You've probably been told to do nice things for the people you want to attract. Maybe you've even been advised …

Empathy Makes All the Difference: Part 2

Some people are under the false impression that empathy is something you either have or don’t. These people don't understand that <i>empathy can be</i> …

Daddies, “Dates,” and the Girlfriend Experience: Welcome to the New Prostitution Economy

A growing number of young people are selling their bodies online to pay student loans, make the rent, or afford designer labels. Is it just an unorthodox way to make ends meet or a new kind of exploitation? Nancy Jo Sales investigates.<p>The waiter with the handlebar mustache encourages us to …

How to enjoy a healthy diet

Some of the same foods that can affect our body weight can also affect our cancer risk directly:<p>High fibre foods like wholegrain foods, pulses, …

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How healthy eating prevents cancer

Diet has been linked with several different types of cancer:<p>Mouth cancer<br>• Upper throat cancer<br>• Larynx cancer<br>• Lung cancer<br>• Stomach cancer<br>• Bowel cancer<p>How do …

The history of dating reveals how consumerism has hijacked courtship

Dating was tedious long before Tinder and OkCupid.<p>If taken seriously, few activities may fill your life with such highs, and such lows, as dating.<p>Now that it's possible to frenetically juggle prospects on multiple sites and apps and then bounce from bar to bed with them, the roller coaster can get …

This Is Why Ghosting Hurts So Much

The opposite of love isn’t hate; it is indifference. Ghosting, for those of you who haven’t yet experienced it, is having someone that you believe …

How Exercise Makes You Smarter, Happier, and Less Stressed

'Exercise is like taking a little bit of Prozac and a little bit of Ritalin,' says a Harvard researcher, describing the amazing effects of fitness on the brain.<p>Being nagged about exercise isn't fun or motivating. Plus, it's cold out there in a lot of America. So how can you convince yourself to do …

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For having healthy, grown-up relationships:<p>How To Detect A Lie Infographic by Lisa Woomer, via Behance. Could be very usefully in describing someone …

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The 365-Day Happiness Challenge Guaranteed to Change Your Life<p>The most important thing in life, without a doubt, is to be happy. With that being …

Neighbor's child is trying to spend all her time with us

<b>Background</b><p>My wife and I recently moved into a town-house apartment in a large complex. We have a Husky pup that my wife walks twice a day (she's a …

Your Suicide Attempt Doesn't Make You Unloveable

<b>I worried that I would be a burden to any partner who I managed to lure into my life.</b><p>When I was fourteen years old, I tried to kill myself.<p>Whether my …

Mental Health

10 Troubling Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous …

Filmmaker Lilly Wachowski, Formerly Andy, Comes Out as Transgender

Filmmaker Lilly Wachowski, formerly Andy, has come out as a transgender woman in a periodically funny, often moving note published via Chicago's …

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