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Study: Facebook Likes Can Be Used to Determine Intelligence, Sexuality

If you like thunderstorms, <i>The Colbert Report</i> or curly fries on Facebook, you're a genius. If you like Sephora, Harley-Davidson or the country-western …

11 Unexpected Facts About Attraction

From the subtle to the surprising: What science tells us about the forces that draw you to others—and them to you.<p>Your Parents Were Yuppies<p>Your …

10 Things Passive-Aggressive People Say

Is there someone in your life who consistently makes you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster? Do you know a person who is friendly one …

Anger Management

WATCH: The Story of a Man Who Faked Insanity

<b>TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new</b> …

TED Talks

Fifteen Reasons We Need Friends

Why and how friends can shape your life<p>One of the most important and yet least understood areas of psychology concerns the role of friends in our …

Psychology

16 Fiction Book Characters' Myers-Briggs Personality Types

You may remember the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator from your high school homeroom class, or that crazy ex who said your opposite psychological preferences made you doomed to fail. If not, here's the run-down:<p>It's a personality quiz based on Carl Jung's typological theories that divides people into 16 …

Why paying attention is anything but elementary

It’s surprising how much of the world we see and yet do not take in. Who better to teach us why we miss so much and what to do about it than Sherlock Holmes?<p>“The true art of memory is the art of attention,” wrote Samuel Johnson. Wise words, indeed, but what exactly is this art? Do we really know …

Mindfulness