Why Lying about Santa Is Good for Your Children

Christmas is a magical time of year, especially for children. Unfortunately, between elaborate Elf on the Shelf staging and fending off questions about Santa,...

Buy Happiness on a Budget

Money can't buy happiness! This is a popular saying and we are not even imagining to argue against it. However, the connection between happiness...

Jealousy Scientifically Explained, But Only for One Gender

Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind Jealousy typically rears its head when we think a rival threatens a valuable relationship, such as a potential...

People Became Less Intelligent, or IQ Tests Are at Fault

A defining trend in human intelligence tests that saw people steadily obtaining higher IQ scores through the 20th century has abruptly ended, a new...

How Anxiety Can Be Good for You

The reason that some things instill fear and anxiety is because they can cause us harm, either physically or psychologically.

Tools for Social Influence: Facial Expressions

Maybe it was a sweet-as-pie, pretty-please smile meant to talk a friend into sharing her dessert, or a serious stink eye intended to shake...

Here is Why Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health

Imagine a 65-year-old woman who sees her physician frequently for a variety of aches and pains. She might complain of back pain on one...

Attractive People Have A Harder Time Landing Low-Level Jobs

There’s been a good amount of research showing that work life is generally easier for good-looking people: They tend to earn more, they’re hired...

When You Are Tired, Your Brain Cells Slow Down

It has been established that sleep deprivation slows down our reaction time, but it has been unclear exactly how the lack of sleep affects...

Women Kinder Than Men, More Generous Too

Male and female brains react differently to selfless and selfish behaviour, with women’s brains showing a stronger reward signal for kindness and generosity, a...

Brain Activity Is Inherited

Every person has a distinct pattern of functional brain connectivity known as a connectotype, or brain fingerprint. While individually unique, each connectotype demonstrates both...

Why Mental Health Counseling is Something We Should Support

Despite the growing awareness of mental health and mental health treatment options, counseling is one of those professions where there are still misconceptions and...