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Changing The World One Queue At A Time

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 08.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

Did we in fact change anything? Is it important to wait in line? Can we change the behavior of the people around us by changing our own behavior? I don't know.

People Who Hate Spoilers Might Be Deeper Thinkers

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who loathe knowing the ending to a TV show before it happens, and those who enjoy it. The kind who ...

Is It Really Possible To Change Someone's Stance On An Issue?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living

If there’s anything as American as a presidential election itself, it’s the inevitable debates with loved ones that come along with it. Take, for ...

7 Science-Backed Ways To Get Over An Ex

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Let’s be real: Breakups, without a doubt, are one of the worst human experiences you can endure. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t see it coming o...

Scientists Tickle Rats to Try and Figure Out Why We Laugh

Inverse | Posted 07.12.2016 | Science

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Sarah Sloat In 1994, researchers noticed that when rats anticipated an opportunity to play, they...

One Of Trump's Biggest Flaws May Be What Gets Him Elected

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living

“Sorry” is not in Donald Trump’s lexicon ― but that just might be what puts him in the Oval Office. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee s...

Stress --The Good And The Bad

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 06.22.2016 | Education
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Why do some people excel when competing and do well on exams while others (although equally prepared) do not fare as well? Some interesting research ...

Researchers May Have Just Discovered What Really Makes You Happy

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Do you know what makes you joyful? Maybe you think it's a vacation, a promotion or a new car. Perhaps it's a night in with your spouse, a good book or...

Donald Trump's Low Emotional Intelligence Makes Him A Weak Leader

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living

Donald Trump brags about having a high IQ, but his "EQ" may be a major liability. When it comes to emotional intelligence, the presumptive GOP nominee...

How to Get High Without Drugs: Holotropic Breathwork, Hypnagogia, and Eye Contact

Inverse | Posted 06.14.2016 | Science

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Jacqueline Ronson People take mild altering drugs -- everything from Tylenol to LSD -- because t...

Did Hillary Clinton's Win Make You Cry Happy Tears? Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living

When Hillary Clinton was named the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday, it was marked by numerous expressions of joy, pride, appreh...

How Cults Exploit One of Our Most Basic Psychological Urges

The Conversation US | Posted 04.14.2016 | Religion
The Conversation US

Beyond exploiting human desire for emotional comfort, cult leaders don't always have the best intentions when it comes to the mental health of their followers.

The Sound Of Your Laughter Reveals A Lot, Even To Total Strangers

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.14.2016 | Science

Laughter is universal and even contagious -- and now, scientists have found that our ha-ha-has and tee-hee-hees may offer social cues to those around ...

This Facial Expression Is A Universal Sign Of Disapproval

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.31.2016 | Science

What face do you make when you don't like something? The same exact face that everyone else does, according to science. A new study, which was publis...

7 Behaviors That Are Actually Contagious, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.27.2016 | Science

Certain behaviors -- like laughing and yawning -- can be easier to catch than the cold that's going around your office, according to psychologists. "...

What Your Movements May Reveal About How You'll Get Along With Another Person

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.24.2016 | Science

The way we move can offer a surprising level of insight into our personalities, according to new research. A team of European researchers recently fou...

One Trick That Could Help You With 'Mindful Eating'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.26.2016 | Science

Hearing the sounds of chewing and slurping may be annoying to some of us, but listening to your own food while chewing can actually help to curb your ...

The Unexpected Reason It's Healthy To Feel Shame

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.03.2016 | Science

Carl Jung, the Swiss founder of analytical psychology, called shame a "soul-eating emotion." Following the Jungian model, author and shame expert Dr. ...

Labels in Our Societies: Chicken or the Egg?

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 02.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

Sexual fluidity has been a topic hitting the headlines in recent weeks and it would seem is speaking of some type pending revolution in human behavior...

Smiling Really Is Contagious, And Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.16.2016 | Science

When you beam at someone, a lot happens during that interaction without you knowing it. It turns out that not just our grins, but all of our facial ex...

Modern Love: The Invention of the Diamond Engagement Ring

Aja Raden | Posted 02.15.2016 | Style
Aja Raden

This isn't a hate-on romance, or jewelry. I love both. This is just the story of a story. In fact, it's the story of two stories. One is the story of the very first diamond engagement ring, given to the Princess Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillion when he proposed in 1477 AD.

This Might Explain Why You're Watching 'Love Actually' Again

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

"I'll be there for you" is the catchy cry of the "Friends" them song, and the show lives up to this promise. It's on your TV again and again -- and yo...

Are You A Risk Taker? You're Probably More Intelligent

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Meet your new reason to skydive or pursue your "crazy" dream: People who take chances may have a more developed brain than their cautious counterparts...

Terrorism Happens Worldwide. Why Do We Feel More Connected To Paris?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

I remember September 11, 2001 in perfect detail, from the clothes I was wearing to the hum of the computer screens in our classroom. It's a scene that...

Google Creates Smart Replies for Dumb Emails

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The helpful folks at Google are at it again, determined to automate every daily task so that mankind will one day wake up and immediately go back to bed upon realizing there is nothing for it to do.