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What you see affect what you want

When it comes to making choices, say Caltech's Antonio Rangel and his colleagues, much depends on which items catch—and keep—your eye.

Social Psychology

It's the Little Things: Everyday Gratitude as a Booster Shot for Romantic Relationships

ScienceDaily (May 24, 2010) — Our busy lives sometimes feel like they are spinning out of control, and we lose track of the little things we can do to add meaning to our lives and make our loved ones feel appreciated. A new article in Personal Relationships points the way to the methods of gratitude we can use to give a boost to our romantic relationships, and help us achieve and maintain satisfaction with our partners

Body and mind

Pride May Not Come Before A Fall, After All

ScienceDaily (June 18, 2007) — The Bible got it wrong. Pride only goes before a fall when it’s hubris -- excessive pride that veers into self-aggrandizement and conceit.

Problem solving

Why We Lie So Much

We lie without even thinking about it.

Body and mind

The Narcissism Epidemic

Narcissism is on the rise among individuals and in American culture.

Body and mind

Who Most Enjoy the Small Things in Life?

Wealthy people take less pleasure in the small things.


Why (Smart) Practice Makes Perfect

Struggling with your chip shot? Constant drills with your wedge may not help much, but mixing in longer drives will, and a new study shows why.


Strangers influence our dating preferences

IU study: Like birds and fish, we let others influence our choice of mates


Women like men who can cry

Shedding a tear really can help males attract females – at least when it comes to mice.

Social Psychology

Robin Dunbar: we can only ever have 150 friends at most…

Evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar tells Aleks Krotoskiwhy even Facebook cannot expand our true social circle: our brains just aren't big enough to cope

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