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Aug 27, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Highly neurotic individuals can be capable of major creative breakthroughs, as well as debilitating emotional breakdowns.
Aug 20, 2015 01:07 PM ET
When relationships end, the conventional wisdom is that it's women, more than men, who are devastated for moths and years. But a new study suggests women may actually bounce back from breakups with relative vigor, while some men are never the same.
Aug 13, 2015 01:20 PM ET
The next time you hear sarcasm or express it yourself, consider that it may actually be stimulating your brain toward creativity and smarts.
Aug 11, 2015 12:47 PM ET
In 1879, a physician named Benjamin Ball coined the term claustrophobia after observing patients of his who had some trouble with both closed spaces and heights. Over time, the list of spaces that could cause the disorder has grown long.
Aug 8, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Sexting isn't just some juvenile behavior for out-of-control teenagers. Plenty of adults are in on it, too. Continue reading →
Aug 6, 2015 12:54 PM ET
Cheating on a test at school is often looked at as a moral issue, but a recent study suggests the bad behavior could be linked to hormones.
Aug 4, 2015 01:14 PM ET
Even if you don't know (yet) the term 'vocal fry,' it's a safe bet you'll recognize it once you hear it. Why are so many people talking as though they can't be bothered to use their voice? Trace searches for an answer.
Aug 1, 2015 06:43 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A ghost photo from the U.K. is going viral this week but in this case psychology—not the paranormal—provides the best explanation.
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