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3 Shocking Truths About Sexual Attraction

You probably don’t want to read this post. Spare yourself and instead share this link with someone whose sex life you’d like to temporarily</b> …

Hair Color

The 15-Minute Habit Worth Making Time For

In conducting personal (read: not at all scientifically rigorous or thorough) research for this article, I asked anyone willing to talk to me if they …

University of California

TRANSCRIPT: Michelle Obama's Speech On Donald Trump's Alleged Treatment Of Women

My goodness! You guys are fired up!<p>Well, let me just say hello everyone. I am so thrilled to be here with you all today in New Hampshire. This is like home to me, and this day — thank you for a beautiful fall day. You just ordered this day up for me, didn't you? It's great to be here.<p>Let me start …

Hillary Clinton

6 of the More Subtle Signs of Narcissism

Plenty of people high in narcissism can be spotted right away. These grandiose narcissists constantly try to draw attention to themselves, even—or …

Trump tax records reveal "he could have paid no federal income tax for decades"

<i>The New York Times</i> obtained Donald Trump's 1995 tax records. These records show that Trump declared a $916 million loss that year, and because the …

Donald Trump

21 Traits That Mentally Strong People Have in Common

Mental strength takes a long time to develop.<p>It is the daily practice of pushing yourself to grow stronger, maintaining realistic optimism and …

Is Your Mom Smart? Intelligence Comes Directly From Her, Here's Why

A person's IQ is directly linked to their moms, so hopefully she's a brainiac.<p>Know someone super smart? Maybe it’s you? Thank your mother.<p>According …

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

Contributing writer for Wake Up World<p>Viewed by academics as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, Jerome Kagan ranked above …

Mental Health

Not all men commit abuse against women. But all must condemn it | Owen Jones

Male violence against women is rife – and it’s getting worse. We need a new, inclusive form of masculinity to eliminate it<p>The failure of men to speak out about male violence against women and girls renders us all complicit. Male violence is a pandemic: 117,568 men were prosecuted for offences …

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

17 signs you're intelligent — even if doesn't feel like it

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."<p>That conventional wisdom is backed up by a Cornell University study …

Libraries

Why Women Are Smarter Than Men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn't typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that's worth opening this particular can of worms.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), but that …

Emotional Intelligence

Trump and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Take away all the 'other' labels of Donald Trump - such as racist, bigot, fear monger, elitist or fascist - which are in and of themselves hard to fathom as characteristics of a U.S. presidential candidate, and there is something even more disturbing about Mr. Trump that every American voter should …

Psychology

Science says happier people have these 9 things in common

REUTERS/Sean YongEverybody wants to be happy. That's why the science of happiness has taken off in recent years, with the skyrocketing popularity of …

Happiness

What your mindless daily habits reveal about you, according to science

But these small, seemingly insignificant behaviors can provide meaningful insights into your emotions, your personality traits, and the way you approach life in general.<p>We dug up psychological research and expert opinion on what different daily habits might reveal about you.<p>Note that none of this …

Personality

6 keys to raising brilliant children, according to developmental psychologists

The authors of a new book, "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children," have put together a framework based on their own experiences with children and evidence gathered from years of research in child development.<p>Co-authors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff, …

Communication Skills

If You Want to Remember This, Go for a Run 4 Hours From Now

For lots of different reasons — like that you sit at your desk all day or that the psychological discourse has a sneakily pervasive insistence that …

Brain Imaging

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

The Brain

It’s 10 Years since ‘that’ TED Talk: 5 questions to think about #doschoolskillcreativity

A decade ago a revolution started in education, a groundswell for change. In June 2006 Sir Ken Robinson asked, Do schools kill creativity? This short …

TED Talks

Think Less, Think Better

A FRIEND of mine has a bad habit of narrating his experiences as they are taking place. I tease him for being a bystander in his own life. To be fair, we all fail to experience life to the fullest. Typically, our minds are too occupied with thoughts to allow complete immersion even in what is right …

General Hospital

Social Media Is Proving To Be A Detriment To Our Mental Health

In just one decade, social media has become an integral part of everyone's lives. Over 1.6 billion people have created profiles, collectively posting …

Don't Read This! (It's Only the Most Valuable Psychology Hack You Can Learn.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Don’t touch: wet paint.”</i><p>How many times have you seen that and wanted to touch the wet paint? How many times have you seen that sign, ignored it, and done the thing you’ve been explicitly told not to do?<p>If you’re anything like me, I’m …

Schadenfreude

8 Small Things 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. In fact, …

Psychology

9 Things You Do That Make You Less Likeable

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your …

Self-improvement

4 Ways You Can Turn a Crush Into a Relationship

Summer crush season is upon us, and these four strategies can help make your interest and good feelings mutual.<p><b>1. Let her (or him) know that you</b> …

These 3 Psychological Barriers Are Hurting Your Creativity

Need to get your creative juices flowing? It starts by overcoming these hurdles.<p>Psychological barriers routinely put chains around workplace creativity, stalling both projects and careers. To unlock your innovation, recognize these three most common hurdles and apply the easy fixes.<p><b>Conformity</b><p>If …

The way you're revising may let you down in exams – and here's why

Most people practise the wrong tasks, reveals a psychologist. Take your head out of those textbooks for a few minutes and read his advice<p>Even the most dedicated study plan can be undone by a failure to understand how human memory works. Only when you’re aware of the trap set for us by …

Study Skills

The Simple Key to Unlocking Your Creativity

<b>When did you last tell a story?</b> That you have created in your head, or written down? You know really allowed your imagination to run free? I'm sensing the answer could be 'No'. If it is what if... What if you had the ability to do this more regularly - what could it provide you with? Who would you …

This Neuroscientist Shares 7 Critical Daily Habits to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Many physical and emotional problems can be solved with a healthy brain. Here are the best ways to take care of yours.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, healthy, and smart. Many believe that a healthy body will get you there. Dr. Daniel G. Amen says a healthy body is not enough. He advocates maintaining a …