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5 Ways You're Accidentally Making Everyone Hate You

Have you recently had friends, co-workers, or strangers suddenly get pissed off at you for what seemed like no reason at all? Maybe you told yourself …

Aging Is Reversible--at Least in Human Cells and Live Mice

New research suggests it is possible to slow or even reverse aging, at least in mice, by undoing changes in gene activity—the same kinds of changes …

Genetics

Researchers identify a way to stop cancer from spreading

Salvador Aznar Benitah and first author Gloria Pascual. Courtesy of IRB Barcelona.<p><i>Metastasis, the spreading of cancer cells to other parts of the body, is the main cause of cancer-related death. New research has identified the cells responsible for this process in oral tumors, and also a promising</i> …

Healthy glow from vegetables is more attractive than a tan, scientists find

Scientists have discovered that the 'carotenoid glow' from eating plenty of fruit and vegetables makes people look far more attractive than a tan<p>Achieving a healthy sun-kissed tan is the reason many people head to the beach in the good weather.<p>But a new study suggests that eating the recommended …

Skin Care

A Man's Golden Skin Puts a Gleam in a Woman's Eye

For men, a healthy skin tone may be more important than "manly" facial features in making them attractive to women, according to a new study.<p>In the …

Skin Care

Women and men integrate facial information differently in appraising the beauty of a face

Facial beauty plays a crucial role in social interactions, particularly in mating and reproduction. Therefore, the perceptual and cognitive …

Beauty

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

Meditation

The Secret Algorithm Behind Learning

<i>“The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.”</i> <br>― Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book<p>I …

Disgust made us human

Our ancestors reacted to parasites with overwhelming revulsion, wiring the brain for morals, manners, politics and laws<i>By Kathleen McAuliffe</i>Read at …

Ethics

Why Do We Change Our Voice's Pitch When Talking To A Romantic Interest?

Ever notice that your friend will talk a certain way around you, but as soon as their significant other calls, their voice suddenly changes? Well …

How to Write a Short Story (That's Actually Short!)

Most people probably think that it’s easier to write a novel than it is to write a short story. In reality, however, it’s actually harder to write a …

Creative Writing

What makes a good trader? Here's the science

A stock's price is ticking up and down on a screen in front of you. Do you rationally evaluate the probabilities that the price will rise before you …

How To Be An Expert: 8 Proven Secrets To Superior Skill

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

Tim Ferriss

How to Learn Any Language in Record Time and Never Forget It

Preface from Tim<p>Back in 2012, Gabriel Wyner wrote an article for Lifehacker detailing how he learned French in 5 months and Russian in 10, using …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Why You Should Avoid Wise-Sounding But Meaningless Quotes

<i>What it says about a person who posts wise-sounding but meaningless quotes to social media.</i>** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code …

Spirituality

Eight things that are more important for success than intelligence

This week: a quick infographic explains why emotional intelligence is so important.<p>You can check out the original post featuring this infographic …

The Sunny Side of Smut

<b>IT USED TO BE TOUGH</b> to get porn. Renting an X-rated movie required sneaking into a roped-off room in the back of a video store, and eyeing a …

Imperial College London

Ancient Bone Shows Evidence Of Cancer In Human Ancestor

A bone from a human ancestor that died between 1.8 million and 1.6 million years ago shows evidence of cancer, a newly published study finds. It is the oldest known example of a malignant tumor in a human ancestor.<p>The bone belonged to a hominin, an extinct relative of modern humans that lived and …

Anthropology

Can Attachment Theory Explain All Our Relationships?

The stage is set: a room with two chairs and some toys on the floor. A mother and her 1-year-old baby enter and begin the Strange Situation, a …

Parenting

The Neuroscience of Learning to Trust Yourself

A research study just came out in the <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i> where scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston used sea snail nerve cells to reverse memory loss. The scientists were able to help the cells compensate for memory loss by retraining them when the nerve cells …

The 1 Painfully Obvious Reason Nobody Follows You on Social Media

Unless you're willing to do social media the right way, don't even bother.<p>The social-media world is in need of some serious tough love.<p>I am the social-media director at Idea Booth in downtown Chicago. I have run social-media accounts for both big brands and small brands, as well as individuals and …

Make-Up Changes Your Social Status Differently For Men And Women

<i>Dominance and prestige are two ways of achieving high status.</i>> Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost …

Psychology

Teenage boys who show empathy attract 1.8 more female friends than boys who don't

Boys high in cognitive empathy attracted an average of 1.8 more girl friendships than low empathy counterparts, as revealed by a landmark study, …

Empathy

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

Judging others by our own capabilities

Psychologists in America have documented an unusual form of egocentrism that affects us all. University students who were asked to judge how high an …

Exploiting Unrecognized Simplicity

<i>“Most geniuses—especially those who lead others—prosper not by deconstructing intricate complexities but by exploiting unrecognized simplicities.” —</i> …

Genius