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Human Behavior

Traffic Light Diet: How Color-Coding Your Food Can Lead to Healthy Eating Habits

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

When it comes to habit change, two of the most important factors for success are simplicity -- you don't want to burn yourself out with a complex system -- and flexibility -- you don't want small mistakes to completely derail good progress.

Science May Explain The Rise Of The Hipster Beard

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that beards can make a man seem more dominant and masculine. Now provocative new research involving primates shows that...

Thought Experiment: What If Everything Was Your Fault?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

When life gets difficult, it's easy to find all the reasons, outside your control, that made it that way. You're doing the best you can, right? When things get hard, it's not your fault. Is it?

Excuses Get In The Way Of Success

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

In each of those cases, there are two stories. One you can control, and one you can't. If you focus on the story you can't control, you'll spiral towards failure. But if you focus on the story you can, you'll spiral towards success.

Ikea Effect: The Science of Labor, Love and Crappy Furniture

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

In this case, our home seller was experiencing the negative side of the Ikea Effect, but there are a few positive ones you should know about because they can, in fact, save you a lot of money (or even make you a lot) and add an extra layer of happiness to your life.

Forget Perfection, Just Don't Fail Twice in a Row

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

I've learned that those who succeed and those who don't at building a new habit often experience the same number of failures and disappointments along the way. The only difference is where those failures occur.

The Bill Murray Technique: How to Improvise Through Anything

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Improv is an integral part of your life, and it can always be improved. The better you get, the better your life becomes. Here are four of the most important principles for adapting to life and improvising your way through unexpected situations.

How Much Are We Willing To Harm Others For Personal Gain?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science

Most of the time, psychology and behavioral economics research paints a grim picture of human motivation as fundamentally selfish and competitive. But...

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...

Domestication and a Very Cute Puppy

Zach Dean | Posted 01.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Zach Dean

There is a new puppy in my life: Liberty Dean (#totesadorbs, #errrmyghad, #there's-a-new-dog-in-town). She goes by Libby for short and she pees on t...

Watch What Really Happens When Toddlers See You Angry

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.14.2014 | Science

They may seem adorably clueless at times, but it turns out that toddlers are surprisingly savvy about the grown-ups in their lives--and a new video pr...

Humans Have 'Infidelity Radar,' New Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science

You may be oblivious to your partner's cheating ways, but that doesn't mean everyone else is. In fact, a fascinating new study suggests that strangers...

How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness And Wealth

Entrepreneur | James Clear | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

In 1936, a man named Kurt Lewin wrote a simple equation that changed the way we think about habits and human behavior. The equation makes the follo...

The New Books to Read This Fall

Adam Grant | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

My favorite part of being an author is writing. A close second is finding new books in my mailbox. This fall, there's an unusually exciting crop of big idea and business books about human behavior, innovation and entrepreneurship, and the fundamental questions of success, meaning, and happiness in work and life.

Species Not The Only Things Facing Extinction

| Emily Underwood | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

A different tongue dies approximately every 2 weeks.

Kids' Screen Time May Be Messing With Their Emotional Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.26.2014 | Science

Sure, your child can read emoticons. But a provocative new study suggests that all that screen time is making it hard for children to interpret real-l...

Where You Look Shows Whether You're In Love—Or Just Lusting

LiveScience | Laura Geggel | Posted 07.24.2014 | Science

There may be something to the cliché of lovebirds gazing into each other's eyes, new research suggests. A glance at a person's face tends to indicat...

Researchers Reveal Best Way To Talk To Yourself

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.15.2014 | Science

"You can do it!" That's a better way to motivate yourself than saying "I can do it," according to a new study that shows that giving yourself advic...

Life: Just a Game of Monopoly Taken Way Too Seriously

Danielle Posa | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We, humans, are the source for creating something new. We are the source for creating new systems, organizations, governments and a world that actually works for all people. And a world that can be so much more thrilling, unpredictable and abundant. We can make it all up... again.

Surprising Study Points Way To Protecting Our Planet

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.27.2014 | Science

Albert Einstein once said: “Nothing truly valuable can be achieved except by the unselfish cooperation of many individuals." Alas, when it comes to ...

Beware My Derriere: The Etiquette of Sitting Down at the Theater

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 08.11.2014 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

Every time I go to the theater and I find myself having to enter a row where there are people already seated, I experience the same moment of indecision: "How do I navigate this? Which way do I go in -- facing the stage or facing the people?"

What This Former President Can Teach Us About Productivity

James Clear | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Eisenhower had an incredible ability to sustain his productivity not just for weeks or months, but for decades. And for that reason, it is no surprise that his methods for time management, task management, and productivity have been studied by many people.

WATCH: How Your DNA May Have Influenced Your Marriage

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Science

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He leaves the toilet seat up, prefers old Japanese monster movies to romantic comedies and fancies...

Here's The Real Reason You're Likely To Trust A Stranger

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.17.2014 | Science

It's one thing to trust someone you know, but quite another to trust a perfect stranger. And yet every day we trust people we've never met, from bank ...

This Is Why You Stare At Your Phone On Your Commute -- And Why You Should Stop

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

While the subway's arrival may be ambiguous, one thing about your commute is certain: No one wants to talk to each other. In our contemporary culture,...