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All You Need to Improve Your Memory is a Pen, Paper, and a Good Night’s Sleep

We all have been in situations when we needed to learn a huge amount of information over a short period of time. Jonathan Davidson, author of [amazon asin=B01192K4DU&text=The College Success Cheat Sheet] and an expert in focus, says t...

New Study Explores Why Humans Feel Empathy Toward Robots

Would you lie to a robot to avoid hurting its feelings?

If you’re like one participant in a recent study, carried out by researchers from the University of Bristol and University College London, the answer is a resounding “yes.”...

12 Reasons Why Old Souls Have Such A Hard Time Finding Love

1. They have a strong sense of identity
They are confident in who they are, which means they also know – specifically – what they do and do not wish in a partner, what works and what doesn’t. While this is great in te...

Do Not Get Married Unless You Ask Your Partner These 15 Questions

We often hear friends wondering where they're making the right move in marrying their significant other. We surveyed what critical questions partners should be asking each other before taking the final leap, and this list of 15 questi...

Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think are Normal

There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<...

Toxic Phrases You Should Never Say at Work

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.

These phrases carry special power; they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true. Worst of all, there’s no taking them back once they s...

How to Be Better in Bed, According to Science

While 'that thing you don't talk about at the dinner table' might not seem like an obvious area of study for psychologists and social scientists, there's actually a lot of research into the activity.

Namely, how to get better at...

There is No Such Thing as Human Pheromones — Scientists Conclude

Although animals can’t talk, they have other ways of communicating. One is through pheromones, odorous chemical signals that members of a species can detect among themselves. Ecologists and zoologists have found these smelling signals...

How to Turn People Green: Aligning Environmentalism with Personal Goals

How do you get people to act in a climate friendly manner? The received wisdom is to push the basic message that climate change is real, humans have a hand in it, and we must mitigate it through action. But this approach hits a wall w...

Can Happiness Make You Healthier?

In the quest to study human happiness, including its causes and effects, even agreeing on a definition is a formidable undertaking. Joy, euphoria, contentment, satisfaction—each of these, at times, has been used as a proxy or emphasiz...

How Feeling Empathy Towards Others Can Cloud Your Judgement

When the brain's analytic network is engaged, our ability to appreciate the human cost of our action is repressed, researchers have found. The study shows for the first time that we have a built-in neural constraint on our ability to ...

Hanging Out With Friends in Times of Stress Heals Us by Rewiring Our Biology

Whether offering us consolation after the death of a loved one or commiseration when our team loses yet again, our social relationships are invaluable for helping us lead happier, less stressful lives. And humans aren’t alone in this ...

Transpersonal psychology for women's health and wellness

After raising her children, Marge Kaiser, who graduated in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, returned to school at California State University, Sonoma, where she majored in Transpersonal Psychology with ...

The Psychology of Moral Outrage and Why It Is Self-Serving

When people publicly rage about perceived injustices that don't affect them personally, we tend to assume this expression is rooted in altruism—a "disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others." But new research sugg...

Creativity is a Real Superpower. This is Why Most People are Secretly Threatened by It

Creativity is highly prized in Western society—much touted by cultures that claim to value individualism and the entrepreneurial spirit. But scratch beneath the surface, and it turns out that a lot of schools and businesses aren’t act...

Why People Under 35 Are So Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy.

Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y.

I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y...

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need to know about this annoying personality quirk and how you can handle people who expres...

Almost Everyone Who is Single is Single for the Same Reason

“Write about the search,” he said. “That’s what’s fucking killing everyone.”

“The search?” Did he mean finding a new rent-controlled apartment that wasn’t possessed by fruit flies? Or perhaps a new startup job that boasted an ex...

How to Act Less Stupid, According to Psychologists

Over the course of any given day, the average person sees plenty of odd behavior. A bizarre outfit or a strange conversation, an unfamiliar gesture or anything, really, that doesn't fit into the realm of acceptable behavior.

One...

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned — and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained ...

The Psychology of Hate: How We Deny Human Beings their Humanity

From slavery to genocide, society has shown a terrifying ability to disregard the personhood of others. Here's why.

One of the most amazing court cases you probably have never heard of had come down to this. Standing Bear, the r...

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