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  1. problem solving
    The New RulesHow to text, tip, ghost, host, and generally exist with others in society today.
  2. science of us
    How I Learned to Accept an Apology From a FriendMost of us just smile and say it’s okay, even when it’s not.
  3. science of us
    How to Accomplish DisappointmentOr, why satisfaction never lasts.
  4. science of us
    The Book Newly Sober People Love to Give to Each OtherTalking with Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind.
  5. the cut opinion pages
    I Think I’ve Identified Email’s Fundamental FlawWhy don’t we just tell each other when we’re expecting a reply?
  6. science of us
    If You’re Feeling Bad, Email Someone a ComplimentIt’s an S.O.S. reconnection to the world.
  7. i like this bitch’s life
    This Woman Is Making Shawls Sexy, I Swear to YouIn praise of knitting designer Andrea Mowry.
  8. piece of work
    How to Get Your Annoying Co-worker to Leave You AloneWhat to do when subtle, nonverbal cues aren’t enough.
  9. science of us
    Why People Are So Good at Being Kind and Being CruelTogether they “make perfect sense.”
  10. science of us
    How to See Your Ego Blind SpotsExamining the hidden beliefs that drive us to have the same maddening reactions over and over.
  11. science of us
    What Your Ability to Handle Horror Movies Says About YouFor everyone too easily spooked to go see Hereditary.
  12. science of us
    A Psychological Explanation for Why So Many People Love KaraokeIt taps into one of our most basic human needs.
  13. science of us
    This Is How Many Hours It Takes to Turn an Acquaintance Into a FriendA new study on when you can move past the small talk and get to the good part.
  14. science of us
    Getting Laid Off Taught Me How to Cope With BreakupsThe two grieving processes look a lot alike.
  15. science of us
    How to Be Better at UncertaintyMaybe this advice will work, maybe it won’t.
  16. science of us
    How to Be LazySome advice for anxious, perfectionist, type A types.
  17. An Excuse for Summertime SelfishnessToo hot to be helpful.
  18. Why Would a Pilot Let His Plane Run Out of Fuel?The “human factors” that may have played a role in the LaMia crash.
  19. A (Fake) Terms-of-Service Contract Asked People to Give Up Their FirstbornSurprise! Almost no one noticed.
  20. A Dumb Way Restaurants Trick (‘Trick’) You Into Drinking More WineA timely excuse.
  21. power meals
    Why Even Bother Eating Food If It’s Not in a Bowl?Bro, do you even Power Bowl?
  22. exercises in futility
    I Am Training for a Marathon. So Why Am I Getting Fat? The link between exercise and weight gain isn’t as clear-cut as we’d like to imagine.
  23. studies
    Procrastination Is Not Great for Your HeartSomething to worry about … later. 
  24. People Sniff Their Hands After a HandshakeNew research to make handshakes just a little more awkward. 
  25. love and war
    Does Living Alone Drive You Mad?Weighing the fantasy of liberation and perpetual self-fulfillment against the nightmare of neuroses and kitty-litter panic.
  26. anxiety
    A Guy Outsourced His Anxiety to a SpambotAnd it helped, for a while. 
  27. behavior
    A Pretty Solid Argument for Staying in Your Comfort ZoneIn a way, it’s about knowing your strengths. 
  28. behavior
    A Succinct Quote on the Perks of Living AloneSounds about right. 
  29. behavior
    Hear an Exclusive Clip From ‘Invisibilia,’ NPR’s New Show on BehaviorIt’s kind of Science of Us–y. 
  30. The Challenge: Read These Facts About Yawning and Try Not to YawnIt’s hard!