Is Your Smile Getting You Into Trouble?

We tend to believe that a simple smile is enough to grease the social wheels of life. New research shows when suppression may be the better, and kinder, part of valor.

What Happens When Narcissism Turns Malignant

Narcissism is one of the Dark Triad traits that also include psychopathy and Machiavellianism. New research that sadism brings its own unique contribution to the equation.

A Super-Quick Way to Determine Who’s Psychopathic

It certainly is of great value to be able to sniff out a psychopath. There are many possible tests and quizzes; the latest entry promises to be the quickest, and maybe the best.

7 Ways to Annoy the Boss (and Why You Should Avoid Them)

Striving for success in your career may mean nothing more than succeeding at work. Getting those good job ratings can be in reach if you steer clear of these pitfalls.

Five Steps to Get Anyone to Open Up to You About Anything

Curiosity about other people is a natural part of the human condition. Using knowledge from new research on persuasion, you can satisfy that curiosity with these 5 steps.

The 3 Pathways to Empathy in Close Relationships

Most of us believe we're pretty good at reading the moods of our partners. New research shows how we can improve our pathways to empathy by separating truth from bias.

Research Suggests How to Declutter the Mind

Do the same thoughts keep rummaging through your mind, and not in a productive way? New research shows how to mentally declutter these troubling distractions and feel better.

6 Ways to Deal With an Insincere Suck-Up

Are you annoyed by a suck-up who just seems insincere and ingratiating? These 6 tips, based on new research on ingratiation, will help you tune in, and out, to their manipulation.

Is the Truth Out There? A Way to Discover Who’s Lying to You

New research suggests how to detect the liars lurking in your life.

5 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Relationship

Relationships that seem to be going well may, without your knowledge, be in trouble. New research on narcissism in relationships shows how to avoid the most common traps.

8 Ways to Find Inspiration When You Need It Most

There are times in life when we could all use some inspiration. New research provides 8 tips to help you move and motivate yourself.

How to Listen with All Four of Your Ears

Your communication to others may depend on which message you’re hoping they receive.

6 Ways to Stand Out From the Crowd

Going along with the crowd seems to be our default mode, as supported by recent neuroscience research. These six tips will give you the skills to stand out.

What's the Best Way to Judge a Psychopath's Empathy?

We need the people we place our trust into to show they're empathic. New research shows why baby-kissing becomes such an important measure of psychopathy.

How to Push Yourself to Work Out

Unless you’re part of a small minority of adults, you probably don’t like to exercise. A new study can help you diagnose, and bolster, your workout motivations.

The 2 Proven Keys to a Successful Long-Term Relationship

If you are seeking to hone your relationship skills, you’ll be interested in this new study, which shows the two qualities that really matter.

The Surprising Ways that Guilt Can Help Your Relationship

Feeling guilty may or may not have a rational basis, but according to a new study, the guilt-prone may actually be better at reading other people’s emotional states.

4 Ways Feuding Couples Can Kiss and Make Up

Conflicts are an inherent part of any long-term relationship. New research helps us understand how to put that conflict behind you.

The Key to Overcoming Insecurity

There are many possible sources of insecurity, but, according to new research, there’s one easy way to make those feelings go away.

5 Ways to Deal with Someone Who's Always Looking for a Fight

People who are constantly angry take it out on anyone and everyone. New research shows what’s behind that anger, and how to keep it at bay in those you care about.

The Latest on Sexism and How Compassion Makes it Even Worse

Women exposed to sexist attitudes would probably prefer the benevolent kind. However, new research shows the downside to this supposedly tamer form of discrimination.

Why Reading Other People's Feelings Really Matters

Being able to read people’s minds is more than figuring out their thoughts. New research on mentalization shows the importance to mental health of reading emotions.

The New Measure of Relationship Health

It’s one thing to be satisfied in your relationship but, according to new research, quite another to feel it’s flourishing.

New Research Reveals Neural Roots of Social Anxiety

People with social anxiety disorder have an extreme fear of new social objects or situations. New neuroscience research shows how observational learning plays into this fear.

Have We Finally Found a Way to Detect Lies?

The big question in detecting deception is the ability to separate truth-tellers from fibbers.

Why Narcissists Feel They Need to Look So Good

It’s well known that people high in narcissism have an endless need to look good. What’s less clear is why. A new study sheds light on why, and how, narcissists seek to seem ideal.

At What Age Can We Identify Psychopathy in a Child?

New research suggests just how early in life the psychopath’s traits can be spotted.

10 Tips for Talking to People You Can't Agree With

When you find yourself on the opposite end of a heated debate, whether with family or friends, new research on diversity vs. differences can help you bridge the gap.

New Findings on Emotions in Borderline Personality Disorder

Being rejected is particularly painful for people with borderline personality disorder as shown by new research on emotional regulation and its relation to rejection sensitivity.

Neuroscience Research Shows How Mood Impacts Perception

According to a new theory of attention and mood, the happier you are, the more you see of the world. Here’s why, and what your brain has to do with it.