Meredith Hagel

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The Inside Story Of How An Ivy League Food Scientist Turned Shoddy Data Into Viral Studies

Brian Wansink won fame, funding, and influence for his science-backed advice on healthy eating. Now, emails show how the Cornell professor and his colleagues have hacked and massaged low-quality data into headline-friendly studies to “go virally big time.”<p><b>In the summer of 2013</b>, Özge Siğirci, a …

Journalism

Prince Harry's Ex Girlfriend "Couldn't Cope" With Dating a Royal

Frankly, it does sound scary.<p>Apparently dating one of the most handsome members of the royal family (sorry, Wills) isn't all crumpets and unicorns.<p>Chelsy Davy, who was courting Prince Harry for nearly seven years, described the experience as "scary." It had nothing to do with Harry, per se. He was …

What Are Daddy Issues – Shaming Women Label Meaning

When we say a woman has "daddy issues," what are we saying about her? Anyone whose relationship with his or her father negatively affects his or her …

Feminism

Men And Women Have Very Different Opinions On What Counts As Cheating

Just don't cheat, okay?<p>When it comes to cheating in a relationship, men and women have very different ideas on where the line is crossed.<p>A new study …

Research

8 (Totally Breathtaking) Countries Practically Made for Yoga Retreats

These destinations bring some pretty Instagram-worthy zen<p>One of our favorite things about yoga is that you can do it pretty much anywhere. Just grab …

Yoga

8 Signs You Should Just Start Dating Your Best Friend

There's a reason you've never set him up with your friends.<p><b>1. You've hooked up before.</b> This is what separates the "just friends" from the "eh, we're just friends for now." At least once, you've had a few drinks, gazed longingly into each other's eyes, and went at it. There's a spark there. A …

Relationships

Jenny Slate Is Living the Dream and *Officially* Dating Chris Evans

"I got my dream 7th grade boyfriend."<p>Jenny Slate and Chris Evans just made their first public appearance at the premiere of <i>The Secret Life of Pets</i> (edit note: amazing), and they <i>finally</i> confirmed their relationship. Nah, they didn't pose for official photos, but look! Someone managed to snap this …

Celebrity News

The Trump Campaign Just Became Literature

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a new short story: a Virginia Woolf-inflected ode to Melania Trump.<p>“Melania decided she would order the flowers herself.”<p>So begins the new short story from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the first such work commissioned by, and for, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>. The paper …

Literature

How One Woman Turned Her Blog Into a Cult-Favorite Shopping Site

<i>Welcome to our newest series, where twice a month, we’ll be featuring a website that we love and know our readers will too. Whether it’s an old but</i> …

Everything You Know About Siri Is Wrong

“Think different” was an iconic tagline that helped define Apple for years. “A thousand songs in your pocket” was another solid slug that sold iPods …

Phil Schiller

14 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

But love, alas, is not easy to find.<p>How and why do two people click? We dug into years of psychological research to find some answers. And in the process, we busted some myths and learned that certain clichés turn out to be actually true.<p><i>This is an update of an article written by Drake Baer for</i> …

Relationships

How Can You Tell if He's Going to Cheat?

Cash on hand may incline men to stray … but is that really all it takes?<p>Though it's romantic to believe that love always trumps money, it's well established (by science) that money makes a significant difference in how attractive men appeal to women as longer-term mates. Now, a new study published …

The Psychology of Behavioral Targeting Goes Deeper Than You'd Think

Brands have long known that the more personalized they make content, the more effective it is in engaging people. New research shows that the …

Psychology

Yoga Can Help You Get Ahead at Work — Here's How

If you've been practicing yoga regularly, you've no doubt started to feel the positive effects on your body and mind. Once you roll up your mat after class and fix that postyoga messy bun, you feel light, energized, and conscious. But did you know that you could use what you learn in yoga class to …

The appeal of narcissists: why do we love people who'd rather love themselves?

A recent study found that people who rated highly for narcissism also tend to be perceived as most desirable in dating scenarios. Here are three reasons why<p>Two kinds of people won’t be surprised to learn this week that science has demonstrated that narcissists are more attractive for dates than …

Relationships

The biggest predictor of future violence is past violence. But mindfulness could help reform these angry people.

All humans are born with a powerful wired-in fight-or-flight response—anyone who has held a screaming infant can attest to its intensity. Anger is an …

Mental Health

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language