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Why People Love (and Hate) Facebook

Why People Love (and Hate) Facebook

Ten years ago, no one would have believed it. But today 1.6 billion people are empowered to realize their own unique identities in this space

Trump Says Torture 'Works' – But What Does the Science Say?

Trump Says Torture 'Works' – But What Does the Science Say?

Torture can be defined in many ways but it is always intentional and concerns inflicting psychological or physical pain to gain information.

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

Research shows that 83 percent of five-year-olds think that Santa Claus is real. Why?

Why I’ll Never Own a Cat (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Why I’ll Never Own a Cat (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Unless you like brain parasites that cause subtle sex-specific changes in your personality. 

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

A pair of Harvard researchers found that humans spend nearly half their time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.

Gov. Report: Death Rate Up, Life Expectancy Down in America in 2015

Gov. Report: Death Rate Up, Life Expectancy Down in America in 2015

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending.

New Study Links Pot Use to Degenerative Brain Disorder

New Study Links Pot Use to Degenerative Brain Disorder

Has the first negative side effect to cannabis finally been found? 

How to Know When Holiday Drinking is Hurting Your Brain

How to Know When Holiday Drinking is Hurting Your Brain

Tis the season of love, merriment, and ... binge drinking. 

How to Transform a Life Stuck in a Rut

How to Transform a Life Stuck in a Rut

As Heraclitus said, “A man’s character is his fate.” So what makes character?

Smartphones are Killing Relationships

Smartphones are Killing Relationships

The newest relationship buster: a pair of researchers found that excessive smartphone usage ranks right up there with bad sex and money problems.

Einstein on the Key to Learning Anything

Einstein on the Key to Learning Anything

In a letter to his 11-year-old son, Einstein explained ‘the way to learn the most.’

What Spawned Abdul Artan’s Rage?

What Spawned Abdul Artan’s Rage?

Friends and students described the now-dead Ohio State student as bright, humble, and nice. So what went wrong?   

Why Gay Men in Relationships Should Think About HIV

Why Gay Men in Relationships Should Think About HIV

Gay men and other men who have sex with men are the only risk group in the U.S. to be experiencing an increase in HIV infections.

5 Reasons People Tend to Get Happier as They Grow Older

5 Reasons People Tend to Get Happier as They Grow Older

Getting through the 30s and early 40s is key. 

Women Commit a Shockingly High Percentage of Sex Crimes

Women Commit a Shockingly High Percentage of Sex Crimes

Women  prisoners were three times as likely to be sexually victimized by women inmates than were men inmates by other male inmates.

Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich

Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich

What if Hitler was neither Christian nor an atheist but still religious in his worldview?

Journalist Cites Bogus Climate Stat in Speech on ‘Fake News’

Journalist Cites Bogus Climate Stat in Speech on ‘Fake News’

Christiane Amanpour recently gave a speech condemning 'fake news' in our 'post-truth' culture. But did she fudge her own facts?

This Dude Just Kicked A** in Women’s Cycling

This Dude Just Kicked A** in Women’s Cycling

The win was described as "absolutely huge".

How the Desire for 'Moral Purity' Divides Us

How the Desire for 'Moral Purity' Divides Us

The tendency to surround ourselves with people who share our moral purity concerns is contributing to social and political polarization.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media

The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media

Tinder is lust. Netflix is sloth ... and it all adds up to idolatry.

The Perils of a Life in Isolation

The Perils of a Life in Isolation

It’s clear that meaningful connection to other people is as essential to health as the air we breathe.

Why Men Love Tinder and Women Hate it

Why Men Love Tinder and Women Hate it

For men, it offers the normal experience of pursuing women but requires no effort or courage.

9 Eyebrow-Raising Numbers From Trump's Surprising Win

9 Eyebrow-Raising Numbers From Trump's Surprising Win

Shedding more light on Tuesday's biggest surprise.

Our Expectations Are Making Us Miserable

Our Expectations Are Making Us Miserable

The more we live life in the force field of our expectations, the more disappointment, frustration, anxiety, and anger we experience.

Obamacare Failing Before Our Eyes

Obamacare Failing Before Our Eyes

Premiums are soaring, but it's not just enrollees who are feeling the pain.

5 Signs You’re Dealing With a Total Narcissist

5 Signs You’re Dealing With a Total Narcissist

Narcissists are fully capable of pretending to be caring and compassionate, but they genuinely do not care about anyone more than themselves.

What if Your Grievances Are a Fantasy?

What if Your Grievances Are a Fantasy?

Can anyone be certain their grievances are on solid ground?

Don't Blame Lying on the Brain

Don't Blame Lying on the Brain

Lying is not a matter of physical law, but of moral injunction.

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