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Take The Cold Reading Test To Find Out What Psychics Could Read Into You

Psychology

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or …

Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

The Cosmic Gallery - in pictures

Arashiyama

Arashiyama, or “Storm Mountain”, is one of Japan’s designated Historic Sites and can be found on the western edge of Kyoto. The district features …

The 5 Most Badass Things Ever Done in Space

Astronauts happen when test pilots fly enough to literally level up, and cosmonauts are so tough, they can use diamonds as chewing gum. Humanity …

Space Exploration

The best writing of the week, April 14

Your Sunday reading<p>We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't cutting it. Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out …

6 Signs You No Longer Give a S**t What Others Think of You

At 28 years old, I think I’m only just starting to get over caring what others think of me. As many smart people have said before me, you have to Do …

Middle School

The 7 Most Bizarre Natural Phenomena Caught on Camera

We humans are all too aware of the scary shit nature likes to pull on us. Whether it's destroying our towns with surging flood waters or setting our …

Nature

A Poker Player's Tells Are In The Hands As Much As The Face

Michael Slepian, a graduate student in psychology at Stanford University, has been studying the way poker players communicate the value of their poker hands through non-verbal signals. He tells <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> host Rachel Martin that they give themselves away, not in their facial expressions, …

How Marketers Use Psychology Of Choice To Their Advantage [Infographic]

0<p>Share<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>+1<p>WhatsApp<p>Buffer<p>Email<p>We’ve all heard the phrase, “We are our choices.” It’s true when you think about it. Every single choice we …

47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Need To Know About Yourself

Or maybe just 100 things that everyone should know about humans!<p>The order that I'll present these 100 things is going to be pretty random. So the fact that this first one is first doesn't mean that it's the most important ... just that it came to mind first.<p><i>Dr. Susan Weinschenk is the author of</i> …

The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk

One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” …

Study: Facebook Likes Can Be Used to Determine Intelligence, Sexuality

If you like thunderstorms, <i>The Colbert Report</i> or curly fries on Facebook, you're a genius. If you like Sephora, Harley-Davidson or the country-western …

11 Unexpected Facts About Attraction

From the subtle to the surprising: What science tells us about the forces that draw you to others—and them to you.<p>Your Parents Were Yuppies<p>Your …

Dating

Seeing happiness in ambiguous facial expressions reduces aggressive behavior

Encouraging young people at high-risk of criminal offending and delinquency to see happiness rather than anger in facial expressions results in a …

Why Introverts Have All the Fun

If you've ever read or heard author Susan Cain talk about the power of introverts, you already know that they can be misunderstood. Being introverted …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

The 'New' Benefits Of Mindfulness: Improved Memory, Focus, And GRE Scores

Paying attention may be one of the most fundamental and important cognitive abilities we have. It’s too bad, then, that many of us are so bad at it. It’s not only our outer distractions that get the better of us – email, texts, Twitter – but even worse can be the internal ones: Mind-wandering is a …

16 Fiction Book Characters' Myers-Briggs Personality Types

You may remember the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator from your high school homeroom class, or that crazy ex who said your opposite psychological preferences made you doomed to fail. If not, here's the run-down:<p>It's a personality quiz based on Carl Jung's typological theories that divides people into 16 …

Why paying attention is anything but elementary

It’s surprising how much of the world we see and yet do not take in. Who better to teach us why we miss so much and what to do about it than Sherlock Holmes?<p>“The true art of memory is the art of attention,” wrote Samuel Johnson. Wise words, indeed, but what exactly is this art? Do we really know …

Digital Marketing Optimization

<b>Warning - This post could seriously damage your wealth:</b><p>Source: 888 Poker<p>As I am responsible for trying to improve the performance of a major poker …

The Information

• <b>Author:</b> James Gleick<p>From the bestselling author of the acclaimed <i>Chaos</i> and <i>Genius</i> comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory. <i></i><br>Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our …

Free Will

• <b>Author:</b> Sam Harris<p>A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the …

The Willpower Instinct

• <b>Author:</b> Kelly McGonigal<p><b>Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and …

Bad Science

• <b>Author:</b> Ben Goldacre<p>Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? …