Online comments sections, depending on the topic, can sometimes get a bit ... rambunctious, to be polite! The trouble is, it seems people assign a great deal of credibility to them -- even more so than to the material they just read.
The Internet may have quickened the dating pace for some, but it's also brought more risky behavior along for the ride, as research finds upticks in HIV and gonorrhea after craigslist launched.
Some languages are happier than others, according to a new study that ranked languages based on the emotional content of words and other factors. Wondering where English falls?
Humans are born communicators -- if we have something to say, we usually say it. Just visit the Internet! But another tool in our language box flies a bit under the radar: the language of touch. Julia explains how we use it and why it works.
Feeling on edge? A bit anxious? It could be you've somehow been separated from your smartphone. New research finds that just being away from your phone can cause anxiety and even cause you to perform worse on important tasks.
Wait, what? Hugs can help fend off bugs? New research suggests hugging could be a key front-line defense for our cold-, flu-, and winter-battered immune systems. Trace embraces the findings.
Dyslexia is by far the most common learning disability. But help may be on the way, in the form of an entirely new typeface dreamed up by a Dutch designer who suffers from the disease himself.
A Manhattan mother was found guilty in the death of her autistic son, who she killed because of a discredited communication technique. Continue reading →
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