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Our pain can be a self-fulfilling prophecy

Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn't really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you'll...

Why some people overeat when they’re upset

The idea of eating a tub of ice cream to cope with being upset has become a bit cliche. Though some might not need a...
Why your number of romantic partners mirrors your mother

Why your number of romantic partners mirrors your mother

Moms may pass on relationship skills, other key characteristics A new national study shows that people whose mothers had more partners - married or cohabiting...
A world without brick-and-mortar stores

A world without brick-and-mortar stores?

Even avid online shoppers say, 'no, thanks' It has been dubbed the "retail apocalypse" - the widespread shuttering of brick-and-mortar stores across America in the...
The psychology of successful aging

The psychology of successful aging

Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, "Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging"...
Why you shouldn’t help your coworkers unless they ask

Why you shouldn’t help your coworkers unless they ask

When it comes to offering your expertise, it’s better to keep it to yourself or wait until you’re asked, according to new research. Building upon...
How to maintain balance in your relationship

How to maintain balance in your relationship

Every marriage has an invisible emotional bank account. We make deposits into the account through acts of kindness, words of admiration, gestures of support, and...

When you are unhappy in a relationship, why do you stay? The answer may...

Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because they view leaving as bad for their partner. The study...
Why is it fun to be frightened

Why is it fun to be frightened?

John Carpenter’s iconic horror film “Halloween” celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Few horror movies have achieved similar notoriety, and it’s credited with kicking off...
5 things you didn't know about psychopaths

5 things you didn’t know about psychopaths

In the hit BBC TV show, Killing Eve, Villanelle, a psychopathic assassin, tells Eve, a security service operative, "You should never call a psychopath...