Why do young concertgoers shout their lungs out like they're auditioning for a slasher flick? It's partly because screaming is a customary ritual for such an event. It's also because screaming is a primal form of sociological expression.
Many menus are meticulously designed not to inform the customer but to influence him/her to spend more money. The secret is psychology.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg famously argued in Lean In that women need to stand up for themselves in order to secure equality in the workplace. But what happens when leaning in backfires? Some women have found that negotiating their job offers puts them at risk of being sent away empty-handed.
While professional players are schooled in the art of the stoic visage, new research indicates that their arm movements -- specifically, the smoothness of them -- may give away the quality of their hand.
A study from Cologne University reveals that unconscious memorization of brand names as they appear on a screen may be disrupted by the act of chewing popcorn.
Not because winning could turn you into a literal fat cat: Research suggests that simply buying tickets leads to materialistic thoughts followed by diminished self-restraint in the here and now.
Carnegie Mellon researchers sent postcards to utility customers telling them their electricity usage was being observed for one month. Within that time period, consumption fell by an average of 2.7 percent.
With severe and potentially deadly weather continuing tonight in the central United States, an important reminder of what not to do from a post on last fall's tornadoes in Oklahoma: The people of Oklahoma City suffered their second violent bout of tornados in as many weeks on Friday evening ...
Researchers discovered that people are hard-wired to see no-longer-intact items -- a torn piece of paper, for example -- as trash and treat it accordingly.
Five guidelines for navigating the Internet from the great 19th-century liberal individualist.
A Belgian business participated in a 10-day experiment in which researchers dispersed the scent of chocolate throughout the store at different times. Not surprisingly, customers lingered longer, and certain genres saw increased sales.
The legal system is ill equipped to render justice in the tragic death of a young black man.
There is no ironclad guarantee that signing up to hurtle your body at 500+ mph several miles above the ground will result in safe passage to your destination.
It probably won't be as fun, but you may gamble less, say researchers at the University of Waterloo, who found that slot machines' sound effects help trick players into thinking they've won even when they've lost.
Irrational tendencies mark human existence. Some can be of service to you, such as the phenomenon of honoring what economists call “sunk costs.”