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Human Behavior

Admit It: You Do These Quirky Things 'Just To Be Sure'

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 04.06.2017 | HuffPost Home

There is a universal truth amongst humans that is so subtle, you may have never even realized it. We all have habits and quirks that revolve around ma...

Here's A Clear Sign You Might Be Too Dependent On Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.26.2017 | Healthy Living

If you’ve fallen victim to “phantom phone alerts,” the mysterious phenomenon where you think your phone is buzzing but it isn’t, it may be tim...

How Has the iPhone Changed Human Behavior?

Quora | Posted 01.12.2017 | Technology
Quora

How has the iPhone changed human behavior and culture? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ans...

Helping Others Is The Key To Longevity, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living

Along with a healthy diet, regular exercise and a positive outlook, a robust social support system can add years to your life. And it’s not just ab...

What Are the Downsides of Empathy?

Quora | Posted 12.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

What are the downsides of empathy? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with...

The Social Psychology Behind Fashion

Quora | Posted 12.13.2016 | Arts
Quora

What are the most interesting ways signaling theory has shaped our contemporary culture? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network ...

Ditch Your TV and Get Fat Under President Trump

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.22.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Now that the world is slowly coming to grips with the fact that Donald J. Trump will be our next Commander N. Chief, I have a message for our nation's...

The Polarization Epidemic

Christopher Meyer | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Christopher Meyer

Terrific NYT infographic -- the colored counties are those whose presidential votes were "landslides" i.e. the winner 20 percent or more above the los...

Your Election Day Selfie Is Probably Making You Happier (Seriously)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.08.2016 | Healthy Living

In 2016, snapping a selfie after voting for president is about as American as actually, well, voting. It’s likely there will be a flood of election ...

The Need For People Data

David B. Nast | Posted 11.07.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

People-related issues can tear apart a company, eroding even the most solid foundation built on the best products or services. On the talent acquisit...

Overthinkers May Be Smarter And More Creative Than Everyone Else

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.04.2016 | Healthy Living

The inner dialogue of an overthinker is often filled with uncertainty and self-doubt (sounds fun, right?). But it’s certainly not all bad news. The ...

Why People Lie (And How To Tell When They Do)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Human beings are sneaky, sneaky creatures. It’s no secret we’ve all told a fib or two. But did you know that we often lie when we meet someone ne...

Kids' Adorable Observations About The World May Have Been Crucial To Their Survival

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 10.21.2016 | Science

Babies have an almost magical ability to melt the hearts of adults ― most adults, anyway. Earlier this year, scientists revealed that infants’ cut...

When Our Plans Don't Work Out in the Grocery Line

Annie Duke | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
Annie Duke

Earlier this month, the New York Times featured an interesting article titled "How to Pick the Fastest Lane in the Supermarket." You will be amazed at...

Science Says Selfies Can Make You Happier And More Confident

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living

Step aside, selfie haters. That front-facing camera may be a secret to increased happiness, according to a new study. Researchers from the University ...

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 12.21.2016 | 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 12.21.2016 | 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 09.20.2016 | 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
Inverse

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 12.21.2016 | 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
Inverse

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