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Social Cues

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 ...

"How to Not Be a Dick" The Social Cues Handbook that Needs to Exist

Moni Oyedepo | Posted 03.22.2016 | Comedy
Moni Oyedepo

If you had adequate child rearing, then at some point (if you were loved - on numerous occasions) you were taught how to act in public so that you cou...

What Would You Have Done? Wedding Edition

Lynn Messina | Posted 02.29.2016 | Parents
Lynn Messina

I'd love to know what other parents would have done. If your child had planted himself or herself at the front of the middle aisle at an outdoor wedding, how would you have handled it? What would your first or second or third -- or tenth--thought have been?

Culture of Greedy Mind Readers

Lisa Zunshine | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Lisa Zunshine

Most of the time we are not even aware that we are attributing thoughts and feelings to people. Sure, afterwards I construct elaborate clauses about what I thought about what you thought about what I thought. But when it's happening, it's fast, messy, and mostly nonverbal.

Dealing With Holiday Office Party Anxiety

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 02.18.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I want to go to a workplace party this Christmas, but the idea of standing in a crowded room on my own fills me with dread.

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': Are We Born With 'Innate' Ideas?

Dr. Seth Pollak | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Seth Pollak

Rather than lots of fancy features, it is likely that what humans enter the world with is a general ability to learn. We have an amazing ability to be able to pick up on various things and group them together.