Just a small gesture or a thoughtful comment can often alter a situation, or people’s perceptions of it, in ways that relieve tensions and make them feel appreciated and included.
Think you should speak about 40% of the time in conversation? How about 70%?
Not every "expert" has the expertise to back up their argument.
When you wish upon a star, it probably makes a difference who you are.
One study estimated that 80% of people include “deviations” from the truth in their online profiles.
People tend to underestimate how much a friend they’ve lost contact with would enjoy a simple note saying "hi."
When it comes to vetting people for friendship, body odor seems to be a decisive factor.
Evolutionary psychology could explain those otherworldly feelings.
It's the "intersection of burnout, imposter syndrome, and anxiety.”
The Netflix show about a Birmingham crime family and their personal demons concluded earlier this month.
What’s one of the most reliable indicators that a first date is going well? The answer might lie in how closely the couple is matching each other’s behavior and physiology. […]
Pain makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. What's puzzling is why so many of us choose to seek out painful experiences.
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
You can love a romantic partner, but also a pet, a book, God, or the sound of someone’s voice. We need many more words for love.
If argumentation led to nothing, it would soon be thrown into the evolutionary dustbin.
In "The Secret Life of Secrets", Michael Slepian explores how holding secrets affects our relationships, psychology, and well-being.
Science doesn't fit neatly into ideology.
Grandmasters and drug dealers have one thing in common: They are many steps ahead of their rivals.
It's time to put on your listening hat.
Willpower alone likely isn't enough to replace a bad habit with a good one.
Are psychopaths cold-blooded murderers? Not usually.
Safety through technology is no bad thing—Nietzsche himself sought doctors and medicines throughout his life—but it can become pathological.
It may depend on whether you're an "easily empathetically embarrassed" person.
People underestimate their opponent’s capacity to feel basic human sensations. We can short-circuit this impulse through moral reframing and perspective taking.
Research shows self-ratings of personality traits like diligence are generally more accurate than ratings from others.
When making any tough decision, the key is not to be overly exploratory or exploitative.