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That Was Awkward
That Was Awkward

How to Talk About Awkward Things

Awkward conversations can be valuable in the long run. Here's some psychology-based advice for dealing with uncomfortable subjects.
Melissa Dahl
2.13.18
What's Freaking Me Out
What's Freaking Me Out

The Grief and Terror of Realizing Your Parents Are Aging

The shift from “my parents are healthy and indestructible” to talking about mortality on the drive back from Costco feels crazy.
Emily Cassel
2.13.18
hard data
hard data

Your Parents Influence the Type of People You're Attracted To

We’re drawn to people who physically resemble our early caregivers.
Justin Lehmiller
2.5.18
Tonic Talks
Tonic Talks

Rudeness Is Becoming an Epidemic

It's like poison for the brain.
Rajul Punjabi
2.2.18
Screen Crack
Screen Crack

Binge-Watching Everything Is Messing With Our Heads

The psychology behind your obsession with finishing that season of 'Black Mirror.'
Oset Babur
2.2.18
mental health
mental health

People Who Never Apologize Probably Aren't Nice to Themselves, Either

It's hard to forge a connection with someone who believes they're never wrong.
Jessica Dore
2.1.18
LGBTQ health
LGBTQ health

The Mental Health Repercussions of Identifying as a Bisexual Woman

Bisexual women are often erased from or rejected by both dominant society and the LGBT community.
Laura Dorwart
2.1.18
hard data
hard data

Most People Want a Partner Who's Smart, But Not Too Smart

There's an optimal level of intelligence when it comes to attraction.
Justin Lehmiller
1.24.18
Daily Buzzkill
Daily Buzzkill

One Bad Medical Experience Can Scar You For Life

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill fear of needles.
Kathi Valeii
1.22.18
mind
mind

Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Creative brains are wired differently.
Roger Beaty
1.16.18
Living With It
Living With It

Owning Your Fear of Flying Could Help You Conquer It

Don't fight it.
Kathi Valeii
1.16.18
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

Gifted Kids Need Just as Much Attention as Special Needs Kids

“The perception is that if a child is excelling they can be left alone."
Nick Keppler
1.11.18