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Rory Young's answer to How do you summarize when to play dead vs act aggressive when encountering a dangerous animal? For example, do (some specific thing) in front of all mammals/in front of animals that are bigger than you/in day but do this at night, etc.?

<i>Professional Guide Dardley Tafurukwa doing an "open" approach on a wild elephant bull on the Bumi Hills shoreline in Zimbabwe. He is unarmed and the</i> …

Wildlife

How to Make Small Talk | The Art of Manliness

Are you already kind of dreading meeting your freshman dorm roommate for the first time, wondering what you’re going to say?<p>When you spot an …

How to Talk to Your Barber | The Art of Manliness

Think back to your last haircut. How’d you feel about it when you walked out of the shop? Disappointed? While your disappointing haircut might have …

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

How to Win 5 State Fair Games | The Art of Manliness

It’s state fair time once again all over the country. And that means Ferris wheels, giant turkey legs, a visit from the world’s smallest horse, and, …

5 Types of Friends Every Man Needs | The Art of Manliness

Evolutionary biologist and author Robin Dunbar argues that the average human can sustain about 150 friendships. Now, that term is used quite loosely …

60+ Family Tradition Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Last week we published an article that discussed why and how to establish family traditions. Traditions offer numerous benefits: they strengthen your …

How to Parallel Park | The Art of Manliness

Picture this scenario.<p>It’s Friday night and Mr. Suburbia is driving downtown to the big city with Judy on a first date to catch a 7PM off-Broadway …

12 Foods You Should Not Put In The Fridge

Whilst we like to treat the fridge as a safe-haven for all things food and drink, there are, in fact, foods you should not put in the fridge. Which …

10 Quick Facts About Social Psychology

Social psychology is a fascinating topic that has yielded a great deal of research on how people behave in groups. In many cases, the results of …

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

The Irrational Consumer: Why Economics Is Dead Wrong About How We Make Choices

<i>A new paper reviews how psychology, biology, and neurology are ganging up on economics to prove that, when it comes to making decisions, people are anything but rational</i><p>Reuters<p>Daniel McFadden is an economist. But his new paper, "The New Science of Pleasure," shows the many ways economics fails to …

Study: Generosity Is More Evolutionarily Advantageous Than Selfishness

The Prisoner’s Dilemma is the gift that keeps on giving, to researchers<p><b>Problem:</b> It’s a problem, or a dilemma, as old as time. Let’s rehash, quickly. Your classic prisoner’s dilemma involves two prisoners being interrogated separately. If both deny committing the crime, they serve a short prison …

Gender and the Body Language of Power - Sociological Images

<i>We’re celebrating the end of the year with our most popular posts from 2013, plus a few of our favorites tossed in. Enjoy!</i><p>Philosopher Sandra Lee …

The Secret World of Sleep: 4 Weird Things About Catching Zs

What happens after we head to bed each night? Do we simply snooze, or do we enter into a dimly lit place of wonders, terrors and peculiar science? …

Why Do You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice?

<i>Reader Christah wrote to ask, “Why do our voices sound different to us than they do to other people/on recordings?” And Jenny asked on Facebook, "Why</i> …

The Ancient Sexual Revolution that May Have Spurred Human Monogamy

Monogamous, romantic love — or, more prosaically, pair-bonding — may have evolved in a sexual revolution that could have laid down the roots of the …

Neuroscience may help us understand financial bubbles

Five years on from Lehman Brothers’ collapse and “where did it all go wrong?” analysis is all the rage. Answers have varied: poor regulation, …

10 Psychological Experiments That Could Never Happen Today

Nowadays, the American Psychological Association has a Code of Conduct in place when it comes to ethics in psychological experiments. Experimenters …

Psychology

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Jay Wacker's answer to Why is airplane food so terrible?

Because it is really hard, though not impossible.<p>I fly a lot and on a lot of airlines. I fly first and business class a lot (thanks to upgrades). So …

Mark Eichenlaub's answer to Do grad school students remember everything they were taught in college all the time?

You arrive at lecture and sit perched on the edge of your seat, notebook open to a clean page and freshly-sharpened pencil in hand. You follow every …

Mathematics

Matan Shelomi's answer to Pest Control: For an insect that flies so slowly, why are mosquitos so bloody hard to swat?

Mosquitoes fly at about two kilometers per hour (1.2mph), which sounds slow, but at their size it's like you flying over a hundred times that! They …

Matan Shelomi's answer to What are ants saying to each other when they pass in a line?

If two ants collide on a trail they will first smell to be sure the other is a nestmate. If no, then they fight to the death. If yes, one is probably …

Matthew S. Stenquist's answer to How are large, open world games like GTA V made?

** I do not work for Rockstar and or am affiliated with Rockstar games and their affiliated companies responsible for the GTA franchise, intellectual …

Game Development

Ian York's answer to Why are moths fatally attracted to light?

Moths are not attracted to light. They navigate by light, operating under the assumption that the main source of light is far, far away - i.e. the …

Moths

Swaminathan Pasupathy's answer to What can I learn/know right now in 10 minutes that will be useful for the rest of my life?

<b>Is your sleeping pattern irregular (</b> or rather unconventional)<b>? Want to sleep less?</b> <b><br>Here is one of the greatest sleep hack...</b><p>Scientists really don’t …

Latin America

Tiana Clark's answer to What can I learn/know right now in 10 minutes that will be useful for the rest of my life?

The Socratic method.<p><b>Why the Socratic method you ask?</b>The Socratic method was named after the classical Greek philosopher Socrates and introduced in …

Pedagogy

Cyndi Perlman Fink's answer to What can I learn/know right now in 10 minutes that will be useful for the rest of my life?

<b>How to buy strawberries...</b><p>Smell them. If they smell like strawberries buy them, they will taste divine. If they look gorgeous but have no smell, they …

Strawberries