Katelyn Hartstern

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The psychological effects of growing up with an extremely common name

There’s a line in a poem by Czeslaw Milosz that’s always stuck with me: “Love means to learn to look at yourself/ The way one looks at distant things/ For you are only one thing among many.” The key to happiness, the poem suggests, is to understand that you’re not that special—so that you can …

New York University

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.<p>Plus, get more great ideas for landscaping your yard.

FDA Opens Genetic Floodgates with 23andMe Decision - MIT Technology Review

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told gene-testing company 23andMe that it will be allowed to directly tell consumers whether their DNA …

Molecular Biology

Why are people left or right-handed? Mystery deepens as brain not the source of asymmetry

Left or right-handedness may arise in the spinal cord and not the brain.<p>The origins of handedness have been a scientific puzzle for many years. …

You're a Completely Different Person at 14 And 77 Years Old, Personality Study Suggests

Somebody that I used to know.<p>For those struggling to shake the memories of some awkward teenage years, take heart, because it looks like your body …

You probably suffer from scattered brain syndrome

Forget multitasking, our interruption addiction is doing something unintended to our brains.<p>When instant messaging became popular in the 1990s, Judi Wineland was not a fan.<p>The constant disruption of chat pop-ups made it difficult for her to accomplish daily tasks. But that wasn't the case for …

What Are the Tax Benefits of Buying a Home?

Buying a home is a big undertaking, but your new home purchase might help you enjoy a world of tax breaks. If you're a new homeowner, you should know that there are several tax deductions available, some of which can put a fair amount of money back in your pocket. Here are a few tax benefits of …

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

30 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can predict success.<p>Here's some of what we know about how your childhood influences your success as an adult:

Psychology

A few of Canada's most jaw-dropping, insanely-gorgeous parks

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology

Know the psychology of how kids become brats so you can effectively fight back.<p>The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Great European city breaks you've probably never thought of

These small cities may not pack the cultural punch of Europe’s grande dames – and that’s the point of going. All are full of local colour but also served by budget airlines. Perfect for a weekend break<p>The Montenegrin coast feels very different from neighbouring Croatia: it’s more Russian-influenced …

Within a year, antibacterial soaps as you know them will disappear from the market

If you’ve been spending your hard-earned money on fancy antibacterial soaps in the hopes that they’ll keep you clean and healthy, you may want to stop.<p>The US Food and Drug Administration just released a new, exhaustive report and ruling that there’s actually no good evidence they perform any better …

13 Wedding Apps All Brides-to-Be Should Download ASAP

Whether you’re a natural organizer or die-hard procrastinator, planning your wedding can be mega stressful. From big decisions like choosing your wedding invitations to the tiny details like figuring out what to wear for your engagement photos, a Pinterest-approved wedding isn’t as simple as the …

23andMe’s Consumer DNA Data Gold Mine Is Starting To Pay Off

The consumer genetic testing company says it can barely keep up with demand from researchers, while patient advocates wonder if customers deserve a cut of the profits.<p>After decades of inconclusive results, researchers backed by Pfizer and Massachusetts General Hospital revealed that they had …

A Step By Step Guide On How To Remove Your Online Presence

Can you ever really disappear from a world where your face is plastered all over Facebook, your location is stamped all over Instagram, and your …

Online Life

Fantasy Football 2016: Predicting the Top NFL Sleeper at Each Position

The pace may seem slow this time in the NFL offseason, but we are inching ever closer to the start of training camps and the 2016 preseason. For fantasy football enthusiasts, this means we're also drawing nearer to draft season.<p>Unless you're a complete novice in the fantasy football realm, you're …

Fantasy Football

A Better Kind of Happiness

Nearly two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle triggered a revolution in happiness. At the time, Greek philosophers were trying hard to define precisely what this state of being was. Some contended that it sprang from hedonism, the pursuit of sensual pleasure. Others argued from the perspective of …

'Pronoia' and other emotions you never knew you had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings are located within our heads. In 2013, for instance, a team of psychologists published a study …

Psychology

Beware Brides: You Are Getting Ripped Off When Buying This 1 Thing

Dreams crushed.<p>Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, but — as I'm told by my married friends — that happiness gets sucked away when you calculate just how much of your life savings you'll be spending on one day of your life.<p>Unfortunately, no matter how many ways you try …

10 Renovation Mistakes Everybody Makes—and How To Fix Them

101 of the Most Fantastic Interactive Infographics You’ll Love

If you have a ton of data and you want to tell a good story, interactive infographics are a fantastic tool. They entice your audience to explore the …

Data Visualization

How Person of Interest Became Essential Science Fiction Television

This past Tuesday night saw the season finale of <i>Person of Interest</i>, a show that premiered in 2011 as basically just a high-concept vigilante show. By …

Here's How Brexit Will Affect Your European Travel

Everything's a little up-in-the-air right now.<p>While you were sleeping, the United Kingdom voted to remove itself from the European Union, a historic …

EU parliament leader: we want Britain out as soon as possible

President Martin Schulz says speeding up of UK exit being considered after ‘continent taken hostage because of Tory party fight’<p>A senior EU leader has confirmed the bloc wants Britain out as soon as possible, warning that David Cameron’s decision to delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his …

Great Britain

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the Invisibilia podcast and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations. This story contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>This is the story of a prisoner who committed a horrible crime and says he's no …

Psychology

The secret of taste: why we like what we like | Tom Vanderbilt

How does a song we dislike at first hearing become a favourite? And when we try to look different, how come we end up looking like everyone else?<p>If you had asked me, when I was 10, to forecast my life as an adult, I would probably have sketched out something like this: I would be driving a Trans …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

South America

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

Procrastination