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The Problem With Being Too Agreeable

Half an hour had passed and I sat in my car, waiting for my habitually tardy friend to arrive so I could help her move. Resentment and anger started …

Psychology

The Simple Psychological Trick to Political Persuasion

Conservatives are more likely to support issues like immigration and Obamacare if the message is “morally reframed” to suit their values.<p>Ever since Donald Trump handed down his executive order temporarily halting all immigration from seven majority-Muslim nations for three months and barring …

Are You Giving Your Child the Wrong Kind of Praise?

According to a new study, a certain type of praise can lead to higher academic outcomes.<p>Think it's enough to heap constant praise on your kid? Think again. Because according to a new study in the journal <i>Social Psychological and Personality Science,</i> there's a right way and a wrong way to dish out …

Parenting

15 Books That Will Nurture Your Nerdier Side in 2017

No one knows exactly what the future holds for us this year, but this we do know: There will be books. Here’s a look at some of the most exciting …

Science Insists This Is How We Become Better Lovers

As men, we pride ourselves on our lovemaking abilities, and our sense of masculinity sort of depends on it. But the collective belief in our gender’s …

Sexual Health

13 Killer At-Home Workouts To Help You Avoid The Crowds At The Gym

Exercise

Survival of the Kindest

Compassion is the feeling that naturally arises when you learn of the suffering of another, and that motivates you to want to do something to help. …

12 Ways to Burn Fat Without Setting Foot In the Gym

Have you been skipping the gym lately? No biggie—as long as you stay active in other ways. “A lot of people skip workouts completely when the …

Fitness

The one thing travellers are doing wrong after they've booked a flight

Once you’ve booked a flight, you probably forget about your reservation until it’s time to check-in.<p>Frequent flier and points expert Gilbert Ott — …

Here’s how to get free Wi-Fi at airports all over the world

Between TSA delays, luggage fees, and constantly shifting gate assignments, travelers have enough frustration to deal with without airport Wi-Fi also …

Wi-Fi

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi).<p>So how can you be happier?<p>There's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is determined by …

Happiness

How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics

Sometimes it seems we’ll never get back to the blissful college days of doing nothing but reading, thinking, and discussing. (Or drinking while discussing. Or drinking while not discussing.) The farther you get along in career and family, the more you wonder: Will I ever find time to finish (or …

Clint Eastwood

Here's what to do when an airline loses your luggage

Thankfully, the US Department of Transportation has started laying down the law on what should happen when you arrive somewhere and your baggage doesn't.<p>Unfortunately, this still varies wildly depending on each airline and each specific situation.<p>To help you navigate these tricky waters, we've …