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How to Detect When People Are Using the Truth to Lie to You

There are three types of lies: omission, where someone holds out on the facts; commission, where someone states facts that are untrue; and <i>paltering</i>, …

Why Do We Feel Sleepy When Bored? Scientists Explain Brain Activity Responsible

Depending on your personal idea of fun things to do, the flip side of excitement — boredom — is always lurking in the shadows, and occasionally, all …

Africa: Technology Can Help Kids Learn, but Only If Parents and Teachers Are Involved

A pupil of Kimisagara Primary School uses a laptop during class. The new app will help parents keep track of their children while at …

Teaching

Skeletal Remains Found in Natalee Holloway Case Are of 'Caucasian' Descent

Has the confirmation of human bone fragments found in Aruba pushed the 12-year-old Natalee Holloway mystery closer to resolution?<p>A forensic scientist …

5 teacher-approved apps to boost kindergarten skills

Prepare your kindergartener for school with apps that strengthen everything from counting to concentration<p>If your child is entering kindergarten this year, you may be wondering — or worrying about — school readiness. Many parents of kindergartners-to-be spend the weeks leading up to the first day …

What's really the point of wasps?

<b>A new citizen science survey aims to shed light on that fixture of summertime in the outdoors: the wasp. Though much maligned, these fascinating creatures perform a vital ecological role, say scientists.</b><p>The only thing more certain to spoil an August Bank Holiday weekend BBQ than a sudden …

Interesting Facts and Information About the Native American Population

Due to longstanding cultural mythology and the fact that Native Americans constitute one of the smallest racial groups in the United States, …

Ethnology

Making A Better Brain: Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Brain Cell

New Neurons<p>Mapping exactly how the human brain functions is, perhaps, the most promising step when it comes to transforming how humans operate on a …

Embrace feeling bad if you want to feel better

Dr Timothy Sharp, director of the Happiness Institute, says that feeling upbeat all the time is not the key to wellbeing nor happiness.<p>"Although …

Happiness

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Physics

7 Signs That Someone's Lying to You

Over the past couple of weeks, a few articles about lying and deception have crossed my desk. I took this as a message that I should do a little …

We finally know how your tongue tells your brain what you're tasting

They used to keep you alive, but now they just give you a sweet tooth.<p>What makes candy taste sweet and coffee taste bitter, and not the other way around? In a study published this week in <i>Nature</i>, researchers identified the secret ingredient that keeps our tastes distinct.<p>We already knew two parts of …

How to Make Someone Fall In Love With You

<b>Here’s How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You</b><p>When researchers asked people to tell the stories of how they fell in love, what were the eleven most …

Action Movies

How to read someone's mind by looking into their eyes

Eyes play a prominent role in our daily social encounters and are sometimes metaphorically referred to as windows to our souls. There now is …

Why Are Autism Symptoms Different In Women?

<i>Why are Autism symptoms different in women? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Natalie Engelbrecht, Registered Psychotherapist, Naturopathic Doctor, and Researcher, on Quora:</b><p><b>Why are</b> …

Youth suicide caused more by modern social pressures than mental illness, study finds

Self-harm and suicide among New Zealand youth are no longer just drastic actions springing out of serious mental health conditions, a new Government …

Mental Health

Meeting someone new? How a gaze signals the desire for romance (or not)

If that handsome stranger you spotted across the room has lowered his gaze to your feet, don't count on a date.<p>Chances are he’s picturing you two as platonic pals rather than romantic partners, according to a new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.<p>To learn whether people gaze upon …

Body Language

Study: Intersectionality Makes People Less Empathetic

The <i>European Journal of Social Psychology</i> published a paper that argues that competition of collective victimhood, also known as intersectionality, …

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

We like to start the day with a hearty breakfast and a cup of strong coffee or tea. But what else does it take to get your day off on the right …

Why Do We Blackout When Drunk? Everything You Need To Know About Alcohol-Related Memory Loss

This is why you can't remember getting home.<p>Ever woken up after a big night out with no memory of how you got home, what you did or what you …

The Brain

When are we going to ditch the M-word?

27 July 2017<p>We’ve come a long way in public mental health in recent years. Part of the ground that we have covered – towards making a difference in …

A Prescription for Murder? BBC Panoroma just set mental health journalism back decades

The documentary questioned whether SSRI antidepressants played a part in James Holmes' murders.<p>Last night's Panorama programme <i>A Prescription for</i> …

People Who Swear Are More Honest Than Those Who Don’t, Finds a New University Study

I’ve heard it said many times: “I don’t trust people who don’t swear.” It’s not an empirical statement. Just an intuition, that people who shy away …

Psychology

The real reason why psychopaths are so good at lying

While that's typically not the <i>only</i> characteristic of someone with antisocial personality disorder — the umbrella term the National Institutes for Health uses to define psychopathy — it is recognized globally as a major red flag.<p>It was previously assumed that people with antisocial personality …

What Is the Sexiest Emotion for Men to Display?

Becker, D., Kenrick, D., Neuberg, S., Blackwell, K., & Smith, D. (2007). The confounded nature of angry men and happy women. Journal of Personality …

What Science Has to Say about Gender Identity

Tweet<br>Today President Trump announced that transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve in the U.S. Military. This follows a previous Trump …

Do All People Experience Similar Near-Death-Experiences?

<i>Summary: Those who claim to have had a near death experience are likely to report the event had some universal elements, such as entering a tunnel or</i> …

Consciousness

We adjust the pitch of our voice based on the status of who we’re talking to

<i>By guest blogger</i> Lexie ThorpeIn most human societies those with a higher social status enjoy privileges beyond the reach of others. Such status can …