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The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are

We’ve already seen that the notions of stable character and fixed personality are a myth. And yet, our culture is wired for labels and checkboxes, eager to neatly file people away into categorical cabinets and thrown into furor over the slightest inkling of multiplicity. Take, for instance, Howard …

The Dangers of Cognitive Fusion

Since the time of the ancient Greek metaphysicians, it has been known that happy people are healthier than depressed or anxious people. An easy way …

Why Sex with Single Dads is the Best Kind of Sex

I am almost six feet tall, and as much as the nice man on OK Cupid told me, "We're all the same height laying down," I don't want to be able to pat my date on the head. But lately, I have to say that I'm all about the dads, especially in the bedroom. Now, I'm not talking about married dads or …

Parenting

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

He also recommends mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste and using it in lieu of a traditional toothpaste. Simply add a few drops of three percent hydrogen peroxide to plain baking soda and mix it until it forms a paste—then apply it to your tooth brush as normal.<p>This shouldn't …

10 Scientific Insights About Happy Families

• Seeing friends and family regularly is worth an extra $97,265 a year. Being close to your family makes you trust strangers less. We watch TV and read …

Happiness

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …