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Let’s Talk About That Group Philip Joins in This Season of
A primer on EST, or Erhard Seminars Training.
Are Naps Actually Good for Economic Productivity?
It’s a question economists have been, well, sleeping on.
Cool, This Sleeping Pill Helps You Fall Asleep a Whole 6 Minutes Faster
Compared to a placebo.
Adult Virgins Say They Don’t Want to Date Other Adult Virgins
A new study investigates the social stigma of virginity.
As You Suspected, Your Parents Absolutely Do Have a Favorite Child
Nearly two-thirds of moms and dads surveyed admitted as much to researchers.
Chimps Perform Rituals. Does That Make Them Spiritual?
Separating fact from fiction in coverage of a new animal-behavior study.
Scientists Have Identified a Universal
Its existence points to a key difference between animal communication and human language.
Serious Question: Can a Parrot Act As a Witness in Court?
The bizarre case of Echo, “the parrot who saw too much.”
Turns Out Blonde Ladies Are the Smartest
Well, the smartest ladies, at least.
A New Study Helps Explain Why Some People Can See So Many Colors
“Think of someone who has superior muscles but never learned to run. You can have the potential but it’s only realized if you use it.”
Why Minorities Face More Health Problems From Work Stress
A new study shows that less education means less secure employment and more stress — which can be deadly.
How Your Parents and Siblings Shape Your Career Path
Insights culled from Facebook data.
Tears Are a Luxury Item
Research suggests people in privileged societies are more prone to weepiness.
What a Starvation Study From the 1940s Reveals About the Awfulness of Dieting
“Hanger” is a powerful feeling.
These 13 Lucky Jerks Ditched Email for a Week, for Science
When is the next round of this study?
Humans Aren’t the Only Species That Suffer Through Small Talk
Lemurs chitchatting with lemurs.
You Call It Burnout. These Scientists Might Call It Depression.
A new study argues that burnout and depression might sometimes be one and the same.
How the Clothes You Wear Help You Focus
What It Feels Like to Be a Dyslexic Reader
Many with the learning disorder say a developer’s interpretation is pretty close to the real thing.
What Makes One Animal a Pet and Another a Pest?
An animal behaviorist on the surprisingly blurry line that separates the two.
Feeling Like Your Partner ‘Gets’ You Really Is a Big Deal
And this is true “regardless of whether it’s grounded in reality.”
This Professor Thinks He’s Figured Out How to Get Students to Study
He did a little experiment on his unknowing students.
What Makes Swearing So Damn Satisfying, Anyway?
A brief exploration.
It’s Almost Weirder If You Don’t Lie on Your Online-Dating Profile
Nine out of ten profiles are filled with fibs.
A Woman Went Under for Plastic Surgery and Woke Up With Kleptomania
A New Study on Adopted Kids Takes on the Tiny Question of Nature Versus Nurture
Which matters more when it comes to longevity?
The Scary Rise in Benzo Overdoses
This could be one of the reasons so many middle-aged white people are dying.
Why This Silly Cat Video Could Help Curb Youth Smoking
An ad from last week’s Grammys has all the right elements.
Men Underestimate the Women in Their Classes
The Scientist Who Believes Your Personality Predicts Your Taste in Music
Married Couples Have Look-alike Immune Systems
Cool and also gross.
Behind the Scenes of Reddit’s Suicide Watch
It takes a toll on the moderators, who have formed a support group for themselves.
People Will Exercise If You Bribe Them to Exercise
This especially works when paired with some mild threats.
A Subreddit Sparked a Scientific Inquiry Into How to Change Someone’s Mind
It is no easy thing.
Insights From a Scientist Who Implants Fake Memories in People’s Minds
This is a woman whose day job involves blurring the line between imagination and reality.
What Tasers Do to the Brain
A study hints at some serious implications for when suspects should be read their Miranda rights.
Lessons From Norway May Help Nudge American Dads Into Taking Paternity Leave
It isn’t as simple as offering generous policies. Working dads still have to take them.
A Neurologist Has Tried to Pinpoint What Bugs Him About Ted Cruz’s Face
Let’s hear him out.
About That Super Bowl Ad for a Gross Opioid-Painkiller Side Effect
It weirded people out, but it also highlights a pretty serious problem in the U.S.
Do Babies See the World More Colorfully?
Here’s a Breakdown of Selfie-Related Deaths
From three years’ worth of news reports.
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So It Seems New York Is the Most Talkative State
According to data culled from 2 million phone calls by an analytics firm.
Two Scientists Have Attempted to Study Resting Bitchface
Also: This is not a women-only thing.
Why You Should Stop Using the Phrase ‘the Mentally Ill’
New research argues that the phrase promotes a dangerous level of intolerance.
A New Book Retrospectively Diagnoses Famous People With Mental Disorders
Andy Warhol was a hoarder. Charles Darwin had anxiety. And other speculations.
Researchers Have Calculated How Much Time We Spend Slacking Off at Work
The numbers actually aren’t that bad!
The World’s Leading Health Experts Want Countries to Start Taxing Soda
And other sugary beverages, too. But the science on “sin taxes” so far is complicated.
3 Insights About Dating From a Stanford Economist
Introducing the fun new term “romantically unemployed.”
European Queens Waged More Wars Than Kings
According to an analysis spanning six centuries of women born into power.
These Music Clips Are Supposed to Change the Way Your Coffee Tastes
Try it out.