The 2 Ways to Become the Cool Person You Always Wanted to Be

The two factors that control your being seen as truly cool come under scrutiny in a new study of the personality traits of those we want to emulate.

A New Way to Understand Procrastination

You may think you’ll never get over your tendency to put off the tasks you’d rather not complete, or even the ones you’d like to start, but new research suggests how to try.

Fact Check: Are Your People Skills As Good As You Think?

People skills are essential to all of your relationships, from casual to romantic. Find out whether you’re as highly regarded as you’d like to be with these seven questions.

Why the Hard-to-Get Are So Very Hard to Get

The winners at the mating game may seem to be the hard-to-get, but new research shows why you should stay away. Hint: narcissism has something to do with it.

The Top 5 Ways the Psychopathic Will Try to Manipulate You

It’s all too easy to be taken in by a person high in psychopathy. New research from an impression management perspective shows the 5 ways they’ll do this.

How to Handle People Who Make You Feel Inferior

Are there certain people who make you feel bad about yourself? They don’t need to get to you if you follow this simple research-based advice on insecurity in relationships.

4 Questions to Ask About How Well Your Partner Knows You

Does your partner really understand you? Ask yourself these 4 questions, based on new research on stress, to learn just how much you can count on your closest romantic partner.

10 Must-Know Tips for Making Better Conversations

You may think that you’re out of things to say with the people you know very well, or those you don’t. These 10 research-based tips will help you overcome those awkward pauses.

An Ingenious Way to Predict If Your Partner Will Cheat

Predicting who will cheat and who will be faithful in a romantic relationship can be tricky, but new research on parental infidelity suggests a surprisingly useful strategy.

Easy Ways to Tell Whether You’re an Inadvertent Narcissist

There are several basic keys to understanding who’s a narcissist but what about if the narcissist is you? New research shows how to tell if without realizing you’re one yourself.

The Many Mini Ways to Show You Care

It doesn't take a grand gesture to show someone that you care. With a "micro" act of kindness, according to new research, the payoff can be surprisingly high for both of you.

Psychopathy and the Dark Side of Facebook Comments

It’s painful to be the target of a Facebook troll. New research shows that it’s the psychopathic who are more likely to engage in this dark side of social media.

4 Little Words That Can Forever Change Your Relationship

New research on an age-old phenomenon suggests that it only takes 4 words to revitalize your relationship, as you remember how it all started.

8 Ways Your Inner Narcissist Leads You to Poor Decisions

Use these 8 research-based tips to guide you through making better decisions this holiday season when retailers are aiming for your weaknesses and your wallets.

10 Signs Insecurity Is Spreading to Your Facebook Behavior

Feel you're on the outside looking in? It’s a miserable state of mind that social media can only worsen. Measure your own fear of missing out (FOMO) with this quick 10-item scale.

The Best Way to Counteract Rude Behavior

Whether they intend to or not, people may at times behave rudely. A new study on incivility’s effects shows why rudeness hurts so much, and how you can negate its effects on you.

7 Ways the Insecure Try to Seem Important

Some people will go through extreme and perhaps ridiculous efforts to seem important. These seven behaviors may be covering up their feelings of loneliness and inferiority.

Borderline Personality Disorder and Ability to Read Emotions

Being unable to decode emotions seems to be an inherent feature of borderline personality disorder but new research shows it’s not as inevitable as you might think.

Train Your Brain's Flexibility with These Seven Tips

Get your memory in shape by improving your brain's flexibility. Never again forget what you're doing with these 7 research-based tips.

Relationship Happiness May Be a Matter of Reconditioning

Over time, even the best of relationships can become stale. New research shows how you can recondition yourself to restore the freshness of yours.

The Eight Basic Qualities in All Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are complex and some believe they defy classification. A recent study shows eight interpersonal qualities that can provide new understanding.

It Takes a Psychopath to Like Another Psychopath

As much as people are fascinated with the concept of psychopathy, the attraction is tinged with stigma. A recent study shows those who like psychopaths may share their traits.

Can You Ever Have a Good Relationship With a Type A Person?

A common belief about Type A people is that they make terrible relationship partners, but new research shows that under some conditions, they're just fine — if not perfect.

5 (More) Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Relationship

Relationships can be ruined in multiple ways, particularly when they involve intimate partners. These five things can cause important non-intimate relationships to turn sour.

A New Way to Understand the Narcissistic Male

Pathologically narcissistic men often engage in high-risk behavior, aggression, and substance abuse. New research focuses on their feelings of distress and need for treatment.

3 Best and Worst Ways to Be a Friend When a Friend Needs You

A recent news article suggests that people need friends as well as lovers. When your friend’s relationship is in trouble, research shows what to do and not do as a confidant.

Is Facebook Making You Depressed?

Long a concern of psychologists studying Facebook use, the possibility of users become depressed comes under scrutiny in newly published research.

Why People Hold Grudges and What to Do About Them

When people hold grudges against you, it can be painful and confusing. New research shows there’s a reason they act this way. Understanding why may help you feel a bit better.

A New Way to Test Your Relationship's Health

Staying in a close relationship is always a matter of balancing its pros and cons. This new rating scale will help you pin down what’s working, or not, in yours.

Why the Emotionally Intelligent May Earn More Money

Emotional intelligence is believed to link to greater success in life than general intelligence. New research shows there are indeed monetary advantages to having a higher EQ.