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Study Proves Only Jerks End Their Texts With a Period

What if you texted a friend asking if they wanted to get drinks after work, and they responded, “sorry, i’m busy.” Now, imagine instead they …

Can a Predator Really Be Friends With Its Prey?

The murky science of interspecies bonds<p>The phrase is “man’s best friend,” full stop. Not “man’s best friend unless maybe a better offer comes along, in which case, well, it’s been fun.” But Marc Bekoffs’s dog, being a dog, was unfamiliar with this particular saying. And so when a better offer came …

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Brain Activity Patterns Differ With the Experience of the Sublime Versus Beauty - December 15, 2015 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

Using fMRI, scientists report distinct brain regions which are active when subjects experience stimuli of the sublime in contrast to those of …

How Language Influences Emotion

Do you feel something less strongly if you don’t have a word for it?<p>There’s plenty of disagreement over how to define emotions, but at least one thing is certain: They are intensely personal things. A flood of anger, a flash of annoyance—that feeling is <i>yours</i>, is a result of your own unique set of …

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