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Is Artistic Inspiration Contagious?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
Greater Good Science Center

By Scott Barry Kaufman "The central, final, inescapable fact is that inspired words create life in us because they are themselves alive," wrote Engli...

Should We Sleep Together Or Apart When One of Us Has A Cold Or The Flu?

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

The couples I interviewed for my book, Two in a Bed, offered reasons for sleeping together and also reasons to sleep apart when one of the partners has the flu or a cold. I'm not a physician and don't have medical advice to offer you, but I can tell you what the people I interviewed said.

Are You Suffering From Secondhand Stress?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When you're around your positive friend you connect and relate to him or her. When you're around the miserable boss, you're tense because you're picking up on his tension, maybe even trying to understand him, and it doesn't make you feel good.

How To Tackle A Fear Of Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The good news is that stress isn't the only thing that's contagious; so is optimism, enthusiasm, positivity, and fun. If you want to feel good stuff reflected back at you, you've got to put something good out there to begin with.

LOOK: Proof That Happiness Is Contagious

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Pull Others Closer and Feel Better Together

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

These three true stories share a vital trait that can you can adopt to boost your mood -- and your value and visibility with others -- as an individua...

4 Ways to Become More Frequently-Quoted

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.14.2013 | Media
Kare Anderson

As much as the beguiling, expensive TV car ads featuring Shaquille O'Neal are memorable, a cheaply made public service announcement I heard on the radio years ago has stuck in my mind as much.

WATCH: Why Do Things Go Viral? (NEW BOOK)

Jonah Berger | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
Jonah Berger

Why do some videos go viral? Turns out it's not luck or chance. There's a science behind it. And it's not about cute cats.

Get Others to Share Your Ideas and to Buy

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

An anger-evoking true story that's spreading, "Exec loses job after allegedly slapping toddler on plane," quickly moved Dan Schawbel to write on Faceb...

An App That Lets You Track Down Who Got You Sick

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Flu sufferers can now collect more information about the origins of their germs, thanks to a new Facebook app. "Help, I have the Flu" may not be ab...

When Good People Behave Badly

Sam Sommers | Posted 08.11.2012 | Science
Sam Sommers

The psychology of fraud shares a lot in common with the psychology underlying another of society's most pressing ills... the combover.

Loneliness Is Contagious, Study Says

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Just like happiness and laughter are often described as infectious, it turns out you can catch loneliness too....