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The changing face of psychology

After 50 years of stagnation in research practices, psychology is leading reforms that will benefit all life sciences<p>In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – …

Standardized tests discriminate against the next Einsteins and Teslas

At 16, Albert Einstein wrote his first scientific paper titled “The Investigation of the State of Aether in Magnetic Fields.” This was the result of his famous <i>gedanken experiment</i> in which he visually imagined chasing after a light beam. The insights he gained from this thought experiment led to the …

Creativity

The most corrupt countries, 2013 edition

The 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index charts the role that secrecy, abuse and hard cash plays in government worldwide. There are few surprises, as …

Rookie of the Year: HAIM

<i>Artwork by Cap Blackard</i> (Buy prints + more)<p>Este Haim’s pissed. For the second year in a row, she’s been out of the country for Thanksgiving, and …

Adam Scott on Divorce and the Future of 'Parks and Recreation'

'Ben has another career crisis on the horizon,' says the actor<p>In <i>A.C.O.D.</i>, Adam Scott plays Carter, a guy who's got a great career, a great girlfriend …

The Man Behind NOM’s New War on Transgender Students

Exactly one year ago, Frank Schubert was on top of the world. California’s gay marriage-banning Proposition 8, which he had helped push through, was …

Pro-Life Groups Have Attack Ads Ready to Go for Wendy Davis' Campaign Launch

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>What made Wendy Davis famous will also be what Republicans use against her in her campaign to be …

'Orange Is the New Black' Cast Drop Intel at PaleyFest

Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs and Co. on the absurdity of deflating tits and women who are 'gay for the stay'<p>Back when The Paley Center for Media in …

The 6 Best Science Lessons From Breaking Bad

Goodbye, BB. Thanks for the education. (Don't worry—there are no final-season spoilers here!)<p>The tale of Walter White, high-school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin, ended on Sunday, leaving us with only memories, an almost preposterously high body count, and <i>science</i>. _Breaking Bad _wasn't …

TV

Why Eye Contact Can Fail To Win People Over

Pop psychology holds that to connect with someone, you should look deep into their eyes. The more you look, the more persuasive you'll be. But that may work only when your audience already agrees with you.<p>Researchers in Germany tested the power of the eye lock by polling university students about …

Eye Contact: Not As Persuasive As We Thought

A new study finds more eye contact makes people less likely to agree with a persuasive argument, especially if they're already skeptical.<p>Here's a lesson straight out of my high school speech class: When making an argument, make eye contact with your audience. Connect with people. Stare deeply into …

Public Speaking

10 Films To See In October

You could be inclined to believe October is just like any other month, especially since there’s only one major horror movie set for wide release to …

The 16 Richest Authors In The World

Tom Clancy, the American author behind 17 No. 1 New York Times best-sellers, died Tuesday night at age 66.<p>Clancy was celebrated for his technically detailed books on espionage and military science. His works "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger," and "The Sum of …

Books

Mia Farrow Says Woody Allen's Son May Actually Be Frank Sinatra's Son

In a new interview with <i>Vanity Fair</i>, actress and Twitter celebrity Mia Farrow reveals this interesting fact about her life: Her son, Ronan, whose …

Amanda Bynes Formally Diagnosed as Schizophrenic and Bipolar

Miley Cyrus Funny SNL promos 2013

Why We Cry on Planes

Alone among strangers with little to do, a moment of calm amid the stress of travel<p>Alone in a closed metal tube, 40,000 feet above land and miles from anyone you know. Surrounded by people who share your fate, but who do not acknowledge you. They, like you, sit facing forward in rows, focusing on …

Beaver Butts Emit Goo Used for Vanilla Flavoring

<b>Just in time for holiday cookie season, we’ve discovered that the vanilla flavoring in your baked goods and candy could come from the anal excretions of beavers.</b><p>Beaver butts secrete a goo called castoreum, which the animals use to mark their territory. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists …

New 'Walking Dead' Series Launches on AMC Website

'The Oath' takes places before TV series' first episode<p>Zombie fans, your appetite has been fed: AMC just released a new web series based on <i>The</i> …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

AdWords

'Breaking Bad' Deconstruction, Ep. 16: 'Felina'

One of television's greatest dramas ever goes out on the terms imposed by its creator, Vince Gilligan, and gives closure to a legion of fans who …

TV

10 TV Shows to Fill the ‘Breaking Bad’-Shaped Hole in Your Heart

Tonight is the moment we’ve all been dreading: the finale of AMC’s <i>Breaking Bad</i>. As we brace ourselves for an evening of emotional devastation and …

TV

Why Hasn't 'Wonder Woman' Returned To The Screen?

Hollywood can't seem to get "Wonder Woman" right on both the big and small screens. Joss Whedon knows that firsthand. The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator was attached to a big screen adaptation of the Amazon Princess, but the project never came to fruition.<p>"It is hard. She’s a tough nut to …

Lena Dunham: 'Girls' Parody On 'SNL' Was A 'True Honor'

Not only did Lena Dunham watch "Saturday Night Live's" parody of her HBO series "Girls," but she also said it was a "true honor."<p>Dunham watched the bit, which featured Tina Fey joining the cast as an Albanian named Blerta, with Mindy Kaling.<p>In the sketch, new "SNL" cast member Noel Wells played …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

10 Ways to Improve Your Photography in 30 Days

Improvement in any area requires a plan and some action. If you would like to improve the results that you get from your own photography there are …

Landscape Photography

Yoga for Runners

What research shows about the aerobic intensity of yoga.<p>"Runner's World Yoga for Runners" helps build strength and aids runners in their recovery.<p>A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner.<p>This sequence focuses on your fitness …

Yoga

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

Workouts