Steven Hennig

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Why We Revel In Others' 'Humiliation'

Every office, every family and every neighborhood has a gossip — someone who will readily share whispers about a neighbor's transgressions or a colleague's peccadillos.<p>And while most of us fear becoming the subject of an embarrassing story ourselves, we also get a guilty thrill listening to those …

Why we love to hoard… and how you can overcome it

Understanding the psychology behind why we like to accumulate all manner of items can in fact help you to lead a clutter-free life.<p><i>Question: How do you make something instantly twice as expensive?<br>Answer: By thinking about giving it away.</i><p>This might sound like a nonsensical riddle, but if you've ever …

Economics

Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things

<b>Editor's note on Feb. 14, 2018:</b> Please scroll to the end of this story to see a corrections note.<p>Enron, Worldcom, Bernie Madoff, the subprime mortgage crisis.<p>Over the past decade or so, news stories about unethical behavior have been a regular feature on TV, a long, discouraging parade of misdeeds …

Psychopathy: A Cultural Reality?

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Stalin, Draper, Caulfield, Salander. No, it's not the latest name of Mad Men's pivotal ad agency. It's part of a list of people one could classify as psychopaths.<p>"Strange answers to the …

Mental Disorders

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

Study finds that a subset of children often considered to have autism may be misdiagnosed

Children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, who frequently are believed to also have autism, often may be misidentified …

Acid test: LSD used as drug therapy for the first time in 40 years

Swiss scientists broke a four-decade-long informal ban on LSD research yesterday when they announced the results of a study in which cancer patients received the drug to curb their anxiety about death.<p>The study, which was published in the <i>Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease</i>, looked at the safety …

Tips And Hacks To Get Better Z's

Because everyone can use a little advice<p>Ready to sleep like a baby and start feeling well-rested? We've got you covered.<p>For the most important things anyone can do for improved shuteye, we contacted Bernie Miller, supervisor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. But because …

Sleep

12 Post-Potter Revelations J.K. Rowling Has Shared

Any proper Harry Potter fan will insist that the series didn’t truly end with the release of the seventh and final book in July 2007, nor did it end …

4 Good Reasons Why People Say “I Could Care Less”

March 4th: It’s not only a date, it’s an imperative (march forth!). Since 2008 it has also been National Grammar Day, a holiday conceived by Martha …

Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

Brought to you by entrepreneur J. Craig Venter<p>J. Craig Venter, the scientist and entrepreneur involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and the first synthetic cell, today announced a typically ambitious project: tack another few decades onto everyone's lives through the largest human …

Genetics

When Sleep Goes Terribly Wrong

A story of lost time<p>Chris Stimac was a typical high school freshman: athletic, friendly, into science. He loved football and hoped to play it in college. But in the winter of 2003, he got a flu-like illness, which left him somehow changed. Stimac descended into a dark, foul mood, and he couldn’t …

Mayo Clinic