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The Positive Psychology Field

Positive psychology is one of the newest branches of psychology to emerge. This particular area of psychology focuses on how to help human beings …


The Psychology of Attraction: How To Flirt With Science

by sammcnerney on August 9, 2011<p>Source:<p>v<p>A lot has been written on the science of attraction lately. So I thought I would pick a few of my favorites studies and create a brief guide. Since all of …

The Tinder effect: psychology of dating in the technosexual era

If you are a romantic, you are probably not on Tinder, the latest big addition to the online dating world. Tinder is the aptly named heterosexual version of Grindr, an older hook-up app that identifies available gay, bisexual, or "curious" partners in the vicinity.<p>It is also the modern blend of …

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love

<i>“When you trust people to help you, they often do,”</i> Amanda Palmer asserted in her beautiful meditation on the art of asking without shame. But what does it really mean to “trust,” and perhaps more importantly, how can we live with the potential heartbreak that lurks in the gap between “often” and …

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …


Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …


25 Easy Party Dips You Can Make In 20 Minutes

Okay, maybe a few of them will take you 25 minutes. But all of them are definitely quick enough to whip up another batch during halftime if you run out.


30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

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Best Places to Stay: Northern Lights

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, there’s still time to catch the spectacular display this year. The aurora borealis–named, aptly, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek word for the north wind–can appear on a clear night from September through April, and is often at its most intense …

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Cordoba, Spain (by Zú Sánchez)

Believe it or not, the electric blue sparks in the photos above are not some sort of Photoshop magic

Believe it or not, the electric blue sparks in the photos above are not some sort of Photoshop magic. They’re actually bioluminescent phytoplankton!<p>Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled upon a beach full of the organisms, which emit light when agitated.

Ohrid, Macedonia (by adypetrova)

5 Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes That Are Rich, Nutritious

When you harness the rich—and nutritious—powers of nuts, oats, buckwheat, and corn, you can make decadent, gluten-free sweets that white flour wishes it could be a part of<p>Do you like decadent, chocolaty cookies? How about fresh-from-the-fryer apple fritters? Then you’re already in on a little …


Kiwi Move Aims to Outsmart All Other Wearable Tech

Kiwi Move is a multi-use activity tracker that aims to replace several other similar devices, and help you with your daily tasks.<p>Designed by Kiwi …

Arcam's miniBlink: A Great New Way To Stream Your Music To A High-End Stereo

Those of us who grew up in the age of analog hi-fi are perhaps still a little uncomfortable with the concept of having all our music held in digital format. It may be convenient to have all your music on one small device, but nothing beats the pleasure and ceremony of putting a vinyl album on the …

Spotify and Rdio Go Freemium to Stay Ahead of the Competition

Rdio launched a free, ad-supported version of its music streaming service for listeners in the United States yesterday. It’s only available on the Web and affects just one of its 51 markets worldwide, but Rdio was making a clear statement. It wants more listeners.<p>Spotify offers a similar service, …