Anne Rutledge-Gee

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Psychology of smiling: can you tell a fake smile from a genuine one?

A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist Richard Wiseman, which probes our ability to appreciate the feelings of others – from their appearance.<p>A …

Psychology

Hillary Clinton's slow walk to 'yes'

Her longtime ambivalence made for a rocky pre-campaign period.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton officially announced she’s a candidate for the presidency on Sunday, but she’s been running — in place — for the better part of two years.<p>Clinton was only out of the State Department a few months in the late spring …

How Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Could Fail

New state laws open­ing the door to dis­crim­in­a­tion against same-sex couples are here to stay—but that doesn’t mean they’ll work.<p>Even if (and …

Should parents apologize for their kids?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The recent controversy over a video showing University of Oklahoma students, who also were members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, reciting a racist chant revealed a key difference in approaches to parenting.<p>The university said Levi Pettit and Parker Rice encouraged their brothers to …

The 10 best bad mums in literature

Mother's Day: be grateful for the mother you've got. At least she's not one of these 10 classic mum villains from literature<p><b>CONTAINS SPOILERS</b><p><b>Daisy Buchanan – The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald</b><p>It's easy to forget that Fitzgerald's jazz-age aristocrat is a mother. Daisy's daughter is hardly in …

Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at Yale …

Dementia

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

What could kill Obamacare

Republicans have tried to kill Obamacare more than 50 times. But the Supreme Court couldactually do it with a single ruling.<p>Justices will hear arguments Wednesday on whether most Obamacare enrollees can keep their subsidies.<p>A ruling against the Obama administration could send Obamacare into a death …

Health Care

The invisible downside of cheating in life

People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them.<p>Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised …

Psychology

Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

Ouch! Why Darius Rucker's Wife Gave Him Coal For Christmas

This year, all Darius Rucker wants for Christmas is not to get coal in his stocking – again!<p>“Two years ago, we were taking our stockings down on …

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Pros & Cons of Packing Light

Less stuff to lug around.<p>Less stuff to lose or have stolen.<p>You look like a champ when you fly.<p>You have more room for souvenirs (this assumes that …

Before & After: Sarah and Sam's "Modern Family" Room

<b>Name:</b> Sarah and Sam <b><br>Challenge:</b> Sarah and Sam want to add dimension and personality to their family room without compromising the airiness of their …

Modern Family

How To Make A Dark Room Appear Lighter

There is nothing like a dingy room to make you feel miserable and uninspired. Dark rooms can be a major pain for a lot of home owners. However, the …

Wall Art

55 Inspiring Ideas to Update Your Kitchen

Color, cabinets, and more.<p>Remodeling your kitchen? Look no further. We've rounded up the best ideas for color, cabinets, lighting, floors, and more.

15 Genius Furniture Solutions for Small Spaces

Because compact can be chic.<p>The key to making a small home feel comfortable, and not cluttered, is investing in furniture that fits the size of the space and serves multiple purposes. All these items fit that criteria, with the added benefit of being downright stylish. Happy shopping!

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Yes. There are that many things you can do with them.<p>Everybody dreams of the extra counter space a kitchen island gives you, but if you're just wheeling one into the center of your room, you're seriously underutilizing it. These cool ideas update the trend, making it more than just another tabletop …

5 Fantastic Patio Flooring Ideas

Patios are a perfect addition to a home, particularly in the summer when evenings are long and barbeques or other social gatherings are plentiful. …

Landscaping

Tech for Summer Learning | About Verizon

Going to pool parties, watching fireworks and catching fireflies are likely on the wish list for many children free from their daily school commitment. Parents, on the other hand, may want to infuse learning into their child’s summer vacation. Whether looking to reinforce the three Rs or embrace …

The Trendiest Names In U.S. History [Infographic]

Is your name Aja? Your parents probably listened to too much Steely Dan.<p>The Social Security Administration has a database on names reaching back to 1880. You can check out the most popular names for any given year, but <i>Flowing Data</i> had the better idea of digging for "trendy" names, where "a small …

How Long Before Our Cars Can Talk To Each Other?

The National Transportation Safety Board is pushing for an accelerated rollout of vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems.<p>We've spilled a lot of virtual ink over vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid communications. Both are promising technologies that could substantially reduce the number of …

Should We Genetically Engineer The Orange To Save It?

A deadly disease threatens oranges all around the world.<p>Orange growers are considering genetically modifying your morning OJ. Why? A terrible disease—Scientific American calls it "the most devastating disease of citrus plants in the world"—is spreading in the U.S. "Five years from now, there may be …

Grizzly Bear Survival: Yet Another Reason Not To Shoot Yellowstone Wolves

Pro-wolf-shooting activists should check out this study to see just how beneficial wolves are to the Yellowstone ecosystem--and the survival of one of its most iconic animals.<p>Even though every respectable regulatory service says shooting wolves in and around Yellowstone National Park is bad for …

Spy Agencies Have Banned Lenovo Computers, Fearing Chinese Hardware Hacks

No Thinkpad for you, NSA employee. Update: The Australian Department of Defence has denied these claims.<p>Lenovo is either the world's biggest or second-biggest PC manufacturer, depending on who you ask (the other potential is HP), and certainly one of the best. But according to the Australian …