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How to Get People to Be Less Rude

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

Let's face it, people can be rude. Mean. Unforgiving. But what if I told you that I have a way to get people to be less rude....using science?

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?

Jumpstarting the Talking Cure

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

People don't always want to disclose their inner lives, even when they seek help, and one of a therapist's most difficult challenges is to nudge clients who are guarding their privacy. Might there be a faster, more efficient way to encourage reluctant clients to reveal themselves?

I Think, Therefore I Eat Junk Food: Philosophy and Health

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.03.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

So are you a dualist? Most scientists reject the notion that the mind has an immaterial substance that's unlike the physical world. Instead, they argue that the mind somehow emerges from the squishy matter called the brain -- a philosophy called physicalism.

Beck-Palin 2010

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Beck and Palin are like an all purpose high school gang: the quirky, sagacious Honor Society geek and the homecoming queen who claims the ROTC kids as backup. Interestingly, the ROTC kids are never present to deny the alliance.

DFA Survey: Priming the Vote in Arkansas?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

This morning, we posted results from a new survey of Arkansas conducted by the firm Research 2000 on behalf of Democracy for America. The survey was c...

Obama's Speech and Afghanistan Approval

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Will President Obama's speech last night, announcing that he will send another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan now and start withdrawing American forces ...

How Our Minds Play Tricks On Us In Relationships

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

These studies show that regardless of our intentions or how we think we want to act, we are strongly influenced by what is on our minds when we are acting in the world.