Breaking the stranglehold of conformity only takes a few outliers.
Tests have shown that if we have too many choices, our minds will often just hit the boggle button and give up. Marketers know this and have learned how to present our choices in a way that makes the process palatable and the items purchasable.
Regular pot smokers are at five times more risk for developing severe mental health issues, says a new study. Continue reading →
NBC News anchor Brian Williams has apologized for telling a story that wasn't true. But psychologists have suggested it may not be a lie.
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.
Tanzania is taking legal steps to stem the murder of albinos for their body parts in magic rituals. Continue reading →
Being around strangers can cause people stress and, in turn, make them less able to feel others' pain, new research suggests.
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