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The Secrets Hiding in Your Shadow

Tova Payne | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Tova Payne

Remember -- in every dark room there's the potential for light. All you need to do is flip the switch on.

How to Counter The Politics of Disgust

Anna Kegler | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Anna Kegler

My initial reaction to turning the term "disgusting" against Donald Trump is that it's a weak strategy because it maintains the feeling of disgust front-and-center, which doesn't really get us anywhere.

Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as the...

Is It Okay To Eat A Pet Cat?

Hal Herzog | Posted 08.07.2016 | Science
Hal Herzog

A recent study published in the journal Anthrozoos suggests there are surprising cultural differences in attitudes towards eating pets, in this case, cats.

Disgusted Into Better Eating

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If ice cream were associated with filth, disease and desolation, rather than with long summer days, azure beaches and beautiful, fit, thin, sun-kissed people, could we overcome our sweet tooth and like it just a little less?

Pixar's ‘Inside Out' Reminds Us to Manage Emotions by Training Our Brain

Richard J. Davidson | Posted 07.24.2016 | World
Richard J. Davidson

Thanks to neuroplasticity, we know that the brain's structure and function can change throughout life, even as adults. It means you can train your brain to better manage which emotions surface when and for how long. So how do you move emotions like anger and sadness to the backseat to make room for more joy and to increase well-being?

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

Overturned And Inside Out!

David Trumble | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
David Trumble


The Strange Effect Of Disgust On Human Behavior

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.17.2014 | Science

Nobody likes to feel disgusted. But evidence suggests that disgust is an evolutionary adaptation that protects us from potentially harmful things like...

Artist Explores The Concept Of Disgust In Magically Grotesque Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts

There are realities that are a bit unsavory, rules we know are wrong. There are things we'd rather not see, smells we try our best to avoid. There are...

The Great Portland Pee: The Psychological Power of Disgust That Discourages Water Recycling

David Ropeik | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

If you're running a little short on potable water, you might want to take some empty jugs up to Portland, Oregon, where for the next few days, they will be throwing away 38 million gallons of water

How Does Disgust Affect Memory?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2014 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Emotional experiences clearly affect memory. At the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy many people shared their memories of whe...

10 Times It's Perfectly Acceptable To Be A Germaphobe

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Perhaps you've found yourself in a situation like this: You're preparing for your weekly softball game, when you realize you forgot to swipe on some f...

'Disgustologist' Digs Deep Into Why We Get Grossed Out

Reuters | Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Valerie Curtis is fascinated by faeces. And by vomit, pus, urine, ...

Studies Show Conservatives More Easily Disgusted

Live Science | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

People who squirm at the sight of bugs or are grossed out by blood and guts are more likely to be politically conservative, new studies find....