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Do people who post workout pictures want a love connection, but feel bad about their chances?
For example, make it about people. Rather than thinking of your vacation as a list of places, could you tell the story of your vacation as a series of connections?
"I hope that reading about characters who struggle will help people see that it's okay to struggle," says 20-year-old author Jennifer Yu.
With End-of-Life initiatives on many ballots, here's what "Sister Cities" director, Sean Hanish, has learned about assisted suicide and when "life" is no longer "life".
We've all seen research on kids and screen time. Here's what it really looks like to unplug.
Your brain and surroundings can both cause and cure math anxiety.
A study in Nature Neuroscience shows that creativity and madness may share the same genetic underpinnings.
Study of 5,705 women in 96 countries shows that women who are cheated on win in the long run.
Positive reinforcement is a cornerstone of parenting. Unfortunately, a new study shows it can have the opposite effect.
Want to be attractive on a first date or on Tinder? "People who are seen in expansive, open nonverbal displays enjoy increases in others’ romantic attraction," writes a new study.
Without really knowing where an insight solution comes from, can you trust it?
When someone treats you unfairly, should you speak up or move on to avoid acting unfairly yourself?
It may not be that narcissists seek versions of themselves, but that they can't help but be stuck with themselves.
Why do reading and math go together? Is it general intelligence boosting both? Study skills? Tiger parenting? A new study pinpoints this skill...and it's not general intelligence.
Research shows that the diversity from immigration leads to wage growth and higher productivity in STEM fields.
If you think broadly, you will find creative ideas among irrelevant ones. If you think deeply, you will eventually dig through mundane ideas and into original ones below.
Kids sobbed as they exited the climbing competition through what my wife aptly named the “Tunnel of Tears”. And into this mix, we send our kind, humble 9-year-old?
Society systematically fails to consider issues of workplace safety that affect Santa Claus and his ungulate co-workers every Christmas Eve. A new paper rights this wrong.
Study finds that "the Christmas period is related to a decrease in life satisfaction and emotional well-being." But not among very religious Christians...
You bring some of your personality into online games...and soon the game may put a bit of itself into your personality.
Does a child's intrinsic motivation increase math scores? Of course it does! That is, unless you look at the science.
Imagine you have to split a plate of cookies. Does the person who baked the cookies get the most or do you split them evenly?
A Columbia University study shows that the learning of healthy older brains may depend more on motivation than ability.
What happens when surroundings don't match your expectations? A new series of experiments shows that this "cultural dysfluency" shocks your brain off autopilot and back into thinking.
How do the words, "The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another" make you feel? A study in the journal Science shows that if you can create the same feeling with your child about math, his or her skills will blossom.
A study in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology explores how friends influence each other's school skills.
As you’re reading this, ask yourself one question: Are you happy? Okay, maybe just one more: Wouldn’t a Twinkie make you happier? The answer depends on how you define happiness.
Executive function, school placement, math identity, reading skills, IQ and more: Here's what matters (and what surprisingly doesn't!) for improving math skills in elementary and middle schools.
The ability to keep stress in a productive “Goldilocks zone” depends less on what you have to deal with and more on how you deal with it. Here's how.
To snooze or not to snooze? The answer can determine whether you start the day with energy or insight.
Garth Sundem is the author of Your Daily Brain; Brain Trust; Brain Candy; and The Geeks' Guide to World Domination.