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The science and psychology of why videos go viral

The videos and memes you keep seeing on your feeds aren’t an accident. There are actually six principles that drive virality.<p>Ever since Malcolm Gladwell’s “Tipping Point,” psychologists have been trying to get to the bottom of what makes something “go viral.” But according to Wharton marketing …

Social Media

How to Tell If Someone is Lying, According to Behavioral Experts

Nonverbal clues that someone isn’t telling the truth.<p>If you claim that you never lie, well, you’re a liar.<p>Those little white lies are slipping out more often than you realize: One study found that Americans, on average, tell about 11 lies per week. Other research shows that number is on the …

Psychology

Woman Loses Her Engagement Ring in Garden, Finds It 13 Years Later Wrapped Around a Carrot

Well, this is a new one.<p>In September of 2004, Mary Grams, an 84-year-old woman from Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while doing some yard …

Engagement Rings

January sales: Selfridges celebrates most profitable hour in 100 year history - plus the best deals across Britain

As Boxing Day sales saw shoppers return to High Street in droves, here are the best January sales bargains at Amazon, John Lewis, Selfridges, Next and many more stores up and down the UK<p>Millions of shoppers swamped the high street in search of bargains as Selfridges recorded the most profitable …

Boxing Day

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

ATLANTA (AP) — He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot.<p>That's why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child.<p>Then last June, almost seven years after Collins gave birth to a son conceived with his …

Molecular Biology

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …