Can You Teach Someone to Be Funny?

A humor expert explains how almost anyone can make a good joke.

Why We Can't Stop Listening to Sad Songs

No one likes to be sad, right? So why are sad songs so popular? A look at the musical hits of the last several decades, and there's no shortage of songs about breakup, heartache, death and misery. It's as if melancholy melodies brings out the masochist in all of us. Or maybe there is a scientific explanation for this behavior.

How to Take on a Challenge

What does it take to make the impossible possible?

Is There a Right Way to Grieve?

The hardest part about losing a loved one is not that they’re gone.

The Psychology of Ghosting

Ghosting occurs when the person you are dating suddenly disappears off the face of the planet. This can take the form of ignoring you, not responding to any attempts at communication and even pretending they legitimately don’t know you, even when you see them face-to-face. As the term suggests, they've vanished without a trace.

3 Lessons Everyone Should Learn From Introverts

Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, everyone can benefit from being quiet and thoughtful.

This Is How You Should Learn

According to research from the National Academy of Sciences, the most effective (and exemplary) teaching methods are those that truly engage its students.

The Four Types of Attraction

You know the story: Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy and girl have their happily ever after—well at least those relationships that don't end in divorce do. Every part makes sense except for boy falls in love with girl. Why her? Why not another girl? The answer is simple: Attraction. Naturally my next question is: What makes someone attractive?

5 Keys to Enduring Happiness

Technology is fighting happiness. Even those from top tech companies realize this on some level. In the pursuit of filling our lives with more knowledge, organization and ease, tech unintentionally sanitizes and dilutes so many of our rich, analog experiences. It’s like taking a bath in a wetsuit.

The 5 Types of People Most Likely to Cheat

Nobody goes into a relationship assuming they’ll be cheated on or try a little cheating, right? Proceed with caution before falling for mates who fall into these five categories.

The Many Definitions of Love

There are many definitions of love. Here are a few of what is and isn't love, according to the the relationship experts.

2 Ways to Be Happy With Your Relationship

Research-backed ways to keep you and your partner happy in a relationship.

5 Reasons You Don't Need to Be in the In Crowd

As our mothers used to say – being popular and in the in crowd isn’t everything. In fact, science says that being cool isn’t actually cool either.

Is Your Relationship Getting Serious? Should It?

A new study published by the University of Illinois suggests that couples advancing toward marriage better remember the stages of their commitment than couples weathering rocky times.

What to Do When Work Gets You Down

So often you hear the importance of not letting work stress creep into your personal life and vice versa, but how do you do that in an effective, practical way?

What Makes a Great Love Letter?

A list of four traits and qualities that the best love letters have.

Does "50 Shades of Grey" Make Girls Promiscuous?

A new study from Michigan State University suggests young women who read 50 Shades of Grey “are more likely than nonreaders to exhibit signs of eating disorders and have a verbally abusive partner.” The researcher, who interviewed more than 650 women, age 18-24, also indicated that women who read the entire series were more likely to engage in promiscuous behavior.

A Real Ticking Clock Makes You Want to Have Kids

New research in Human Nature suggests, “the subtle sound of a ticking clock can quite literally speed up a woman’s reproductive timing.” In other words, the physical sound of each stroke makes women want to start families sooner than later.

Are Good-Looking People More Likely to Get Away With Murder?

Multiple studies have found that ugly defendants are more likely to be found guilty than their good-looking ones. According to researcher Dr. Sandie Taylor, “People who are physically attractive are assumed to be clever, successful and have more friends – it is tragic in a way.” What's in store for handsome Jeremy Meeks?

Is Smog Clouding Our Intelligence?

It’s a hazy theory, but researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health recently found that better air quality would boost both intelligence and income.

Does Your Relationship Need a Break?

What is the difference between a break and a break up? And why breaks can potentially help a relationship.

Are You Afraid of Being Great?

Why people fear success and how to deal with it.

You Only Get One Chance

According to researchers at the University of Toronto, our first judgments of people are so strong, that they often override what we are told about them. "As soon as one sees another person, an impression is formed.” It requires less than a fraction of a second to decide how you feel about them.

Why Didn't He Call?

An interview on how to avoid common dating mistakes featuring Jessie Kay, a Los Angeles-based matchmaker and founder of

7 Easy Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year! Check out 7 scientifically proven simple ways to make sure you keep your goals on track

5 Ways to Curb Your Shopping Habit

Black Friday is the most prolific shopping day of the year. Here are a few scientifically proven ways to keep your wallet in check and avoid overspending.

If You're Lost in Your 20s

As much as I dreaded entering my 30s, I remembered how fragile and turbulent my early 20s (heck, my entire 20s) were. These are some of the things I know now that I wish I had known then.

How to Deal With Student Debt

How innovative and creative young people are dealing with their student debt problem.

Is There a Correlation Between Kindness and Intelligence?

Is there a correlation between being smart and being a good person?

Why We Are the Way We Are

Why we are who we are, and how we can still live extraordinary lives: Lessons from The Landmark Forum.