8 Tips to Make You a Great Story Teller

Telling a good tale may seem like an art that some people are born with. Even if you’re not known for your story-telling skills, these 8 simple tips can help you become the spell-binding spinner you always hoped you could be.

What’s the Best Way to React to an Insult?

Insults live at the bottom of the scale of socially appropriate behavior. Because our first tendency is to be polite, especially with people we don’t know very well, it’s not always clear whether to respond in kind or turn the other cheek. Here’s some guidance for how to handle these confusing situations.

Shame and Envy in the World of Social Media

From a mental health standpoint, you should be more likely to browse through the Facebook posts of your friends and acquaintances to make yourself feel better. The reality is that social networks can just as often stimulate the unpleasant emotions of shame and envy. Here's how to shrug off those posts that peeve you.

4 Signs That Someone Is Insecure

Some people seem possessed by their desire to look better than everyone else. Being in the presence of these people doesn’t have to demoralize you, once you learn the 4 tell-tale clues to their insecurities.

11 Questions to Find Out How Much Your Partner Turns You On

Studies on relationship satisfaction don’t always capture the true qualities that promote intimacy between partners, especially when it comes to sexuality. The real key, as recent research shows, may lie in a much more intense feeling called, for lack of a better word, “fascination.” This 11-item scale will put your fascination with your partner to the test.

When Worries Get to You, This Can Help

For most of us, there’s plenty to worry about in our lives. However, some people seem to figure out how to keep their worries down to a minimum. Whether you’re a chronic or sometime worrier, you can benefit from learning their secrets.

This Could Be the Way to Get People to Appreciate You

Do you ever feel that people don’t appreciate what you do? Whether at work or in your personal life, you may feel that your efforts justify more recognition than you’re getting. Turn your resentment into positive results with this simple tip.

To Win an Argument, Women Need to Hold Their Temper

In the heat of an argument, it’s natural to lose your temper once in a while. Whether that meltdown will help you or hurt you in winning that argument depends on your gender. For a woman, chances are you’ll lose the power of persuasion according to new research on how juries reach their decisions.

Why Do We Think it's Okay to Make Fun of Overweight People?

Despite the greater sensitivity in today’s society to humor that disparages someone on the basis of physical characteristics, so-called “fat people” are still fair game when it comes to jokes. Whatever your body size, and whether or not you’ve been a target, the plight of the overweight should be a problem that concerns us all.

Should You Follow Your Heart or Your Head?

We often hear it said that it’s better to listen to your heart rather than your head. However, when and to what extent is this good advice?

Maximize Your Happiness by Turning on Your Microflow

With all the criticism we hear about multitasking, no one ever talks about the upside of engaging your brain in more than one activity at a time. Yet, multitasking might just be the best way to avoid being bored while you’re kept waiting or just stuck in a meeting. Turn your downtime into uptime by seeking the microflow experience.

How Narcissists Really React When Things Don’t Go Their Way

Finding the smart way through to a solution can get you through many predicaments in life. Dealing flexibility is generally the best strategy, one that narcissists surprisingly can use.

5 Relationship Red Flags You Have to Watch Out For

Everyone knows the feeling of being in a relationship where something doesn’t feel quite right, but you stick it out anyhow. However, even if you don't like admitting those red flags exist, your relationship will be better off if you do.

How Secrets Can Strengthen or Destroy Your Relationship

Secrets that people keep from their partners are generally detrimental to their intimacy. However, when partners share secrets and keep them from the outside world, the effect can be to increase your bonding.

How to Answer the Question You Get Asked Most Often

What do you think is the most common question you ever get asked? Hint: It’s one you usually answer without any thought. You may not realize it, but your responses to conversation openers may actually be conversation enders.

6 Awful Relationship Habits, and How to Break Them

We typically think of habits as bothersome behaviors that affect us as individuals. However, there are habits that couples develop which can be just as bothersome, if not more so. By keeping us from getting the most we can out of our closest bonds with others, they can stand in between us and true relationship happiness.

Should Women Make the First Move in a Relationship?

In the traditional world of dating, men ask and women wait to be asked. A new dating app is changing the rules, but what makes women wait in the first place?

Do You Really Want to Know What People Think of You?

The idea of finding out what other people really think about you may fill you with dread. Yet, receiving feedback from those around us can be one the most useful ways to develop your potential to its fullest. Test your reactions with this 20-item quiz to see how to make the most out of your supervisors, your friends, and your intimate partner.

To Be More Creative try Being a Little Silly

Everyone can be a little silly at times, and depending on the circumstances, you might be more creative as a result. “Clever silly” ones can bring tremendous payoff, as long as you know how to express them.

Do Happy Couples Really Sleep Better?

We know that the quality of a couple’s relationship influences each partner’s satisfaction, and that the quality of sleep influences feelings of an individual’s well-being. It turns out that your satisfaction with your relationship, combined with features of your personality, may actually affect the timing of your and your partner’s sleep-wake cycles during the night.

5 Reasons We Play the Blame Game

When something goes wrong in your life, is your first reaction to blame someone else? If so, you’re engaging in the very common behavior of the blame game. Unfortunately, there are no winners in this game, so knowing the 5 reasons for why you do this will benefit your relationships.

Who's Most Likely to Post a Video Selfie, and Why?

Selfies have gone from the occasional Facebook post of people celebrating good times to elaborate video recordings of their everyday activities. Some people even post videos of themselves surviving an emergency. Whether or not you believe the selfie is a cause, or result, of narcissism, it seems to be here to stay, especially in its most recent, video, format.

20 Signs That Your Boss May Be a Psychopath

When psychopathy hits the workplace, the effects can be devastating, especially if that psychopath is your boss. Take this 20-item quiz to find out if this recently-discovered form of the dark triad personality may be affecting you and those you love in ways you didn’t realize.

The Simplest Way for a Couple to Boost Intimacy

Couples are constantly looking for ways to improve their relationships, but there’s one easy way that can be part of your everyday routine. Sharing a meal does more than feed the body, it also feeds the quality of your emotional well-being.

Psychology in the News: Who Should You Believe?

Recent stories in the news concerning both psychological research and ethics may make you wonder who or what to believe. Here’s are some tips you can use when psychology stories hit the popular press.

Why Love Can Turn Into Rage

No one like being rejected or left, but for narcissistic individuals, a rejection can become the stimulus for a dangerous over-reaction. If you’ve ever been the target of one of these attacks, you know how frightening it can be. Understanding the cause of your ex’s rage can help both of you cope more reasonably.

Does Your Bright Side Have a Dark Side?

We know that people high on psychopathy and related traits lurk in the “dark side” of personality, but what about its opposite? Having a “bright side” to your personality may sound positive, but it can create its own shadows in your life. See how you rate on these 13 typical qualities of the colorful (but still dark) personality.

Why Narcissists Need You to Feel Bad About Yourself

It’s never pleasant to be the target of an insult. However, before you let an insulting remark get the better of you, stop and consider who’s doing the insulting. It’s likely that it’s just a narcissist, trying to feel better by making you feel bad.

4 Ways to Keep Your Perfectionism from Getting You Down

Always wanting your life, and everything in it, to be perfect can become a thankless enterprise. In addition to the fact that perfection is almost impossible to achieve, striving for the ideal can cause your stress levels to mount. These 4 tips will help you keep perfectionism under control.

Are You and Your Partner Faking Intimacy?

Being involved in a truly intimate relationship means that you reveal your real self to your partner. The question is whether the self you show to your partner is authentic or sham. Find out whether you and your partner are being as honest as possible with each other.