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Facebook Knows You Better Than Your Therapist

Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Who knows you better than anyone? Facebook, of course. In a recent study of more than 17,000 Facebook users, researchers compared the results of a per...

Hard Work, Hard Times: Self-control and Joblessness

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.21.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Does self-discipline today really pay off later in life -- in jobs, paychecks, promotions and bonuses, professional prestige and wealth? Surprisingly, given the importance of employment to well-being and the global economy, the link between self-control and job success has not been thoroughly studied. Until now.

People Can Predict Your Personality From Your Online Avatar

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.14.2015 | Science

From Facebook and Twitter profile photos to online dating pictures and gaming avatars, we face a growing number of decisions about how to represent ou...

Computers Judge Personality Better Than People Do

Matthew Hutson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Science
Matthew Hutson

Judging another's personality seems like one of the most uniquely human of skills. Machines can't tell whether someone is kind, or creative, or convivial, right?

How Yoga and Meditation Made Me a Whole New Person

Alka Pratap | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Pratap

Whatever may be your background or fitness level, yoga seems to have something to offer for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Get out your yoga mat and meditate!

Personality Is More Important Than Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.05.2015 | Science

When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor -- but it is certainly not the only, or even the most important, factor. ...

The 8 Types of People You'll See at SoulCycle

PureWow | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
PureWow

You go for the workout, but truth is, you stay for the people-watching.

What Your Personality Says About How Long You'll Live

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science

What does your personality say about your health? More than you might think. And according to new research, what your friends say about your personali...

An Open Letter From Introverts To Everyone Else

Kali Rogers | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Kali Rogers

If you are one of my dear friends, then one of two things happened: 1. You clawed your way in (bravo!) 2. We were confined together for a long period of time and forced to talk.

How Long Will You Live? Ask Your Friends.

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.19.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Character traits are better prognosticators than either intelligence or socioeconomic status, not just for heart attacks but in general for poor health and early death. That's why one psychological scientist turned to friends instead.

People Are Listening and You Haven't Said a Word Yet

Jagneet Singh | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Jagneet Singh

This means your appearance, your body language, and the way you carry yourself are identifiers of what you are about. Think of it like being the front cover of a book; the content could be extraordinary, but if it doesn't scream "pick me up!" only a select few actually will.

Cockeyed

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.03.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Kindness Really Does Make You More Attractive

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.30.2014 | Science

If teen movies have anything to say about it, the hottest people are usually also the meanest, while the nice guys are the ones who can't get a date. ...

YouTube Star Grace Helbig Explains Why Being An Introvert Isn't So Bad

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.22.2014 | Teen

Hilarious YouTube star Grace Helbig has a loyal fan base because of her fun personality and side-splitting hijinks. But behind the scenes, enjoying so...

The Heels Are Killer in the Best Way at the Brooklyn Museum

Michael Rohrer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Style
Michael Rohrer

I mentioned the word personality in connection with shoes above. Personality is a great word to describe most, if not all, of the shoes in the "Killer Heels" exhibit. The inanimate objects of my admiration had so much personality they could rival some people.

Can Republicans Scare Democrats Into Voting for Them

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Nigel Barber

In the current election campaign, Republicans are organizing their message around a theme of fear. That is hardly surprising given scientific evidence that the brains of conservatives are more strongly reactive to threats.

Could You Be A Bitch And Not Know It?

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Chances are you either know one or are one … which is why Dr. Phil is talking about bitches! Some women may think that freely speaking their mind an...

The Personality Trait That Will Make You A Successful Midlifer

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

In midlife, people can become so overwhelmed with multiple demands on their time that they can't get started on anything, much less those tasks that they need to get through somehow. You've got to get stuff done at work, pick up your kids, finish cleaning out your closets, maybe head to the gym, and get dinner on the table.

11 Interiors With 'Bright' Personality

Dering Hall | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

Be creative when selecting interior light fixtures. Choose from hand molded pendants finished with contemporary materials to silhouetted axes boasting vintage lighting components, the choices are endless.

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...

Is This Your Year to Be Superman or Superwoman?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

When you think of what this radical change looks like, imagine Clark Kent changing into Superman, David Bannister turning into the Incredible Hulk, Eliza Dolittle becoming My Fair Lady; or, even the fictional person who meta-morphs into the Wolfman!

How Your Personality Type Can Determine Your Retirement Type

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

I have my own theory about why some people retire happily and others get depressed or ill upon retirement, about why some people drive fast and like rollercoaster rides and horror movies, and others-- like me-- absolutely refuse to see anything violent and frightening and have always avoided scary rides in amusement parks.

Lean On: Workers, Work and the Spouses Who Help Us Succeed

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.22.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We marry for "richer or poorer," but does our choice of partner actually make us richer or poorer?

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

8 Ways to Amp Up Your Personality

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

When you are solely focused on building a career, everything else can seem inconsequential. Building new relationships, while maintaining existing ones, is an important part of your business success. How do your social skills measure up?