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Why Do Some People Love Sad Music?

By Tuomas Eerola<p>Tear-jerkers such as Adele's Someone Like You frequently top the charts these days, while gloomy classical compositions like Mozart"s Requiem have moved people for centuries. Both portray and bring about a strong sense of loss and sadness. But our enjoyment of sad music is …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Facebook conducted secret psychology experiment on users' emotions

Facebook has conducted a secret massive psychology experiment on its users to find out how they respond to positive and negative messages - without telling participants<p>Over 600,000 Facebook users have taken part in a psychological experiment organised by the social media company, without their …

Psychology

Why Millennials Are Ending The 9 To 5

The 9 to 5 job may soon be a relic of the past, if Millennials have their way. A slow climb in a company was once the accepted career path. However, today the experiences of men and women starting their careers are closer to juggling multiple positions than steady growth.<p>Freelancing and …

The Guardian's David Marsh writing on the Mind Your Language blog: If you can't use an apostrophe, you don't know your shit http://t.gu.com/nZ5mW Photo: Tesco reveals that it doesn't know, or doesn't care, about the apostrophe. Credit: David Marsh

Mark Dempster on Twitter: "An update to Maslow's hierarchy of needs! http://t.co/ON2kKyPKew"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>mdcounselling</b><p>“@<b>mdcounselling</b>: An update to Maslow's hierarchy of needs! pic.twitter.com/Y8M7ISvAH1”<p>1 reply 15 retweets 1 …

You're probably more racist and sexist than you think

Not surprisingly, we tend to hear the most about bigotry and prejudice when it surfaces explicitly: see Oprah Winfrey's recent experience in a high-end Swiss boutique, for example, or the New York police department's stop-and-frisk policies, ruled racially discriminatory by a judge this week. But …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

Landing page design, banner ad design and web design.

Banner Ad Design<p>Quality designed banner ads that generate clicks and drive users to your site.<p>Landing Page Design<p>Professionally designed landing …

False memory planted in mouse's brain

Scientists have implanted a false memory in the brains of mice in an experiment that they hope will shed light on the well-documented phenomenon …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind?

You've seen the headlines: This is your brain on love. Or God. Or envy. Or happiness. And they're reliably accompanied by pictures of colour-drenched …

Is this really the happiest day of the year? A scientific analysis

Cliff Arnall is the man behind the pseudoscientific equation for the most depressing day of the year, that thing that's always in the media in mid to …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

For many people a news ban might make sense. But it isn't automatically a path to an objectively 'clearer' way of thinking: http://gu.com/p/3f8ge/tw Illustration: Robin Hursthouse

Men carrying a guitar 30 per cent more likely to get a date

Forget flowers and chocolates, a guitar is all a man needs if he wants to secure a date.<p>Carrying a guitar can increase the chances of getting a man a woman's number by a third, a study by researchers from the University of South Brittany has found.<p>The research showed women were 31 per cent more …

Me, Me, Me: People Who Overuse The First-Person Singular Are More Depressed

A new study links first-person singular pronouns to relationship problems and higher rates of depression.<p>Researchers in Germany have found that people who frequently use first-person singular words like "I," "me," and "myself," are more likely to be depressed and have more interpersonal problems …

Do you ever feel like your friends are more popular than you are? That may be because it is true—for nearly everyone. Why are your friends more popular than you? http://econ.st/15Dw7u9

Q: Which personality type makes for the best salesperson: Extrovert or Introvert? A: Neither. A new study suggests there's an entirely different personality type that stands well above the others in sales prowess. Get to know the "ambivert." http://bit.ly/113NsrF

3 Ways To Teach Yourself To Become Smarter

New research reinforces the idea that intelligence is not fixed–and therefore can be strengthened. Here’s how to put those findings to use.<p>When I was a 7-year-old growing up in rural Austria, I had only one dream, one shared by probably 90% of all other boys in my home country: to become a …

Yesterday came suddenly

IN “TIME’S Arrow”, a novel by Martin Amis, the protagonist experiences time backwards. Eating involves regurgitating food into his mouth, sculpting …

Addiction as a social benefit

THIS week wonks are taking a break from complaining about blogs on Twitter in order to complain about Twitter on blogs. Ezra Klein writes:<p>The problem …