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How babies decide who to ‘chat up’

Babies who understand only one language just assume that other people do, too.<p>A new study—that also finds the same assumption is not held by …

New York University

One's occupation helps determine brainpower into old age, study says

Once again, there's proof that using your noggin to work hard pays handsome dividends -- this time, in protecting brainpower as you age. And once again, research is underscoring that for brains, too, you either use it or lose it.<p>In a large group of 70-year-old Scots, people who worked …

Are your genes the reason you’re single?

Scientists at Peking University in Beijing have recently identified what they’re referring to as a “singleton gene” — people who have this gene are 20 percent more likely to be single. It is thought that the gene lowers serotonin levels in carriers — serotonin is the happiness-inducing brain …

Yes, It's Possible To Be Both An Introvert And An Extravert

We love to proudly label ourselves as introverts or extraverts. If the Internet has anything to say about it, introverts particularly enjoy categorizing themselves as such and connecting with fellow introverts (virtually, not in person of course) over their mutual distaste for parties and small …

Everything You Need to Know About These 4 Dangerous Personality Types

They can merely drag you down...or they can threaten your safety.<p>Everyone feels terror upon reading the familiar headline: Lone gunman, seemingly without provocation, opens fire on innocent people. Yet we're much more likely to suffer lasting physical, emotional, and financial damage at the hands …

How Not To Let Self-Limiting Beliefs Sabotage Your Dreams

As a business coach who spends her time working with entrepreneurs as they start and grow their businesses, I’m always surprised by how much of their …

7 Tips To Boost Your Self-Esteem

In the past year I've really learned what it means to have self-worth. I am finding out more and more that when you can appreciate yourself it is a …

Self-help

3 Powerful Benefits of Accepting Yourself and Your Differences

<b>“Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself.” ~Sonya Parker</b><p>Our …

How to Not Try

Trying too hard can be counterproductive and unattractive. Use your brain's cognitive control regions to shut down your brain's cognitive control regions.<p>Trying hasn't gone out of style. It was never in style. Cool is in style, and cool means moving through the world at once effortlessly and …

Faces show fear and disgust to help eyes see

Facial expressions—such as wide-eyed fear or narrow-eyed disgust—are the result of how our eyes have evolved to perceive, not to communicate.<p>Our eyes …

Emotions

Introverts and Individualists and Collocation

I am seeing a general trend. People are saying we should bend over backwards because implementers are introverts. (Yes, way over-simplifying a …

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Psychology of Lululemon: How Fashion Affects Fitness

Does expensive athletic wear actually incline us to work out? "Enclothed cognition" proposes that the clothes you wear directly affect how we think and what we do.<p><i>The Simpsons</i> might seem an odd place to find scientific inspiration. Considering Homer’s affinity for couches and anything …

Positivity Vs Negativity: It's A Question Of Focus | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Well, not for everyone. Some people seem to have it coded into their DNA. The kind of person that has their house burn down, but the cookie jar …

Happiness

The Sexy Butt Workout

This season, leather leggings are everything. And so is having the rear view to pull them off.<p>"Getting the right curves here can be tough, especially if you're doing the wrong—or same moves—over and over again," says Ben Hart, a Tier-3 personal trainer at Equinox and co-founder of Qinetic, an …

Muscle

14 Things Every Woman Should Take Out Of Her Closet And Burn

In fact, at a certain age, cute is over.<p>In and outside of the work place, young professional women should dress like they have jobs, pay taxes, and have moved out of the double bedroom on the second floor of their parents' house they used to share with their younger sister.<p>For ladies slugging it …