Posts tagged "psychology"

Your Bitchy Resting Face Makes People Think You’re Untrustworthy

New research published in the journal Personal and Social Psychology Bulletin has shown that people tend to think that a bitchy resting face means you’re untrustworthy.
Well, sort of. The…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 18, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Do Something New: The Science Of Embarrassment

I like to try new things. My comfort zone is pretty large. This is why, when I was first brainstorming a column to write for my job, I decided to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 1, 2015 - 11:00 am

Easily Distracted? You Might Be A Creative Genius!

A study from Northwestern University suggests that if you find yourself struggling to shut out distractions, it may be a sign of creative brilliance. Is that not the most validating information you’ve heard…

Claire Hannum | March 5, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Here’s Why Humans Are Built To Be Kind

When many people think about Darwin’s theory of evolution and survival of the fittest, they assume that the competition to pass on genes is what defines human beings, and that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 31, 2014 - 2:00 pm

7 Rules Of Engagement For A Friendship Breakup

Not all friendships work out. We all can’t be the sisterhood of the traveling pants, okay? Sometimes somebody (with bad taste) just decides you suck. If you’re fortunate, a friendship…

The Frisky | August 22, 2014 - 10:00 am

27 Things That Don’t Define Your Self-Worth

Chaotic and ever-changing as life is, it’s no wonder that we look to external factors to define who we are and how we’re doing. It’s easy to lose sight of…

Claire Hannum | July 22, 2014 - 1:00 pm

10 Things To Never, Ever Say To A Person With Depression

Clinical depression sucks and it’s only growing more common. Almost one in two people in the U.S. will suffer from depression or another mental health condition at some point and…

Laura Barcella | July 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

9 Tips For Taking On Jealousy

Of all the ugly emotions out there, jealousy has to be one of the worst. It can feel childish, petty and almost like a primal rage. But it’s also inescapable;…

Claire Hannum | July 11, 2014 - 9:00 am

Girl Talk: 5 Red Flags That Told Me To Leave

He seemed sweet at first. In fact, he had many sweet moments. But then there was the other stuff …

Abusive behavior isn’t as simple as we, as…

Meghan Murphy | July 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

4 Ways To Spot A Narcissist Before He Becomes Your Boyfriend

A cute guy walks up to you in a bar. He’s totally full of himself, but makes you laugh as he flexes his muscles while telling you he’s the best.

Carolyn Castiglia | June 9, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Transgender National Security Leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning May Be Transferred To Civilian Prison To Be Treated For “Gender Dysphoria”

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about Private Chelsea Manning, also known as Bradley Manning, a dishonorably discharged soldier who was sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified documents…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Surprise: Going To An Ivy League Won’t Make You Any Happier As An Adult

This one is for everyone who freaked about the colleges they got into, if they were privileged enough to get into college at all: a Gallup-Purdue University poll found that…

Claire Hannum | May 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm

The Soapbox: On The “Confidence Gap” & Women Undermining Other Women

Last week, ABC News reporter Claire Shipman and BBC World News American anchor Katty Kay published an essay in The Atlantic called “The Confidence Gap” about the divide in confidence…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Trying To Find Your Self? Check Your Chest

The “I,” the ego, the self. These terms are used loosely to describe the individual life-force each of us is always searching for, but seems intent on remaining so elusive.

Ami Angelowicz | March 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm

You Aren’t Imagining It: Study Finds That Seeing Happy Couples In Ads Makes You Depressed

New research from the University of Southern California found that, shocker, looking at images of happy couples when you’re single makes you feel crappy. Advertisers love to rely…

Claire Hannum | March 16, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Oh Dear: Study Finds Comedians Have “Psychotic Personality Traits”

Comics have high levels of psychotic personality traits, according to a new study which should come as a surprise to exactly no one who spends time around comedians. In other breaking…

Jessica Wakeman | January 17, 2014 - 4:30 pm

8 Things I Would Like You To Know About Introverts

A few years ago, I complained to a girl friend about how my then-boyfriend was getting on my nerves. I told her how we would be hanging out in his…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Horrible, Delusional Parents Sue New Jersey For The Right To “Convert” Their Gay Son Straight

In today’s depressing news, a couple is suing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the state’s recent ban on gay conversion therapy. Christie signed the bill into law this August,…

Claire Hannum | November 5, 2013 - 11:20 am

Study Makes A Good Case For Not Making Eye Contact

Hooray for the shy and insecure! As it turns out, eye contact isn’t always as powerful as we thought. A new paper in the journal Psychological Science says that eye contact can actually…

Claire Hannum | October 7, 2013 - 12:45 pm