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Friends Are Better Than Painkillers
Why pop a pill when you can surround yourself with pals?
WTH Is Really Going On During Mercury Retrograde?
The thrice-annual astrological period has a lot of people blaming their bad luck on the stars.
Science Definitively Proves Blondes Aren't Dumb
The color of my hair may be fun and flirty, but it doesn't make me less intelligent. Now, there's proof.
Here's Another Great Reason to Put Down Your Smartphone
Or at least think about why you can't stop picking it up.
Proof That Listening to Music Makes You More Active
Blasting your tunes boosts your mood and increases your daily calorie burn, says a new study.
Why Are Some To Dos Just So Hard to Get Done?
What tasks you dodge can help you understand yourself better.
Rom-Coms Aren't Just Unrealistic, They Can Actually Be Bad For You
Science confirms that watching The Notebook can actually bad for you.
A Messy Kitchen Could Lead to Weight Gain
New research shows that cluttered kitchens lead you to consume more calories.
Positive Thinking (Without the Right Parameters!) Can Actually Make You Depressed
Guess it's time to stop fantasizing about becoming Beyoncé...
Your Attitude Toward Aging Can Have a Direct Effect On Your Health
Seriously, there's power behind positive thinking.
Does Positive Thinking Really Work?
Optimism experts reveal the truth behind the glass-half-full mindset.
Here's Why You Should Lobby Your Boss for a Flexible Schedule
Just tell her it's for the sake of your health!
Boredom Isn't Necessarily a Bad Thing, Says New Research
New research says boredom isn't such a bad thing.
Go Under the Sheets with a Professional Cuddler
One woman shares what it's like to get under the sheets with strangers.
I Can't Stop Crying During Yoga—Experts Weigh In
If you've ever teared up during the beauty that is savasana, you're not alone.
Resting Bitch Face Can Sharpen Communication Skills
Are women with "RBF" better communicators?
How Suffering Fosters Post-Traumatic Growth (Which Is a Good Thing)
Struggling—in the gym and in life—can help you realize your self-worth.
There's a Reason Why We Like to Click on Gross Stuff on the Internet
The psychology behind that urge to click.
4 Ways to Use Eye Contact to Your Advantage
A long stare with someone influences our behavior and the way people perceive us.
Feeling Blue Could Make Your World Turn Grey
'Feeling blue,' 'seeing red,' or 'green with envy'? There's more truth to that than you think.
Your Brain On: Crying
Your brain on tears, and how they do (and don't) make you feel better.
Long Runs Hurt Like a B*tch, Say the Majority of Runners
Glad it's not just us!
Has Your Love for Running Turned Into an Unhealthy Obsession?
Yes, running is great exercise, but your cardio addiction could actually be hurting your stride.
Are Organic Food Labels Tricking Your Taste Buds?
Most people opt for organic because it tastes fresher—or at least, you think it does.
9 Touchy Subjects Guys Get Sensitive About
Men can actually be pretty insecure—no matter the confidence they exude.
Science Reveals Which Personality Traits Can Lead to Real Happiness
Plus, expert advice on how to cultivate them.