Generally people drink to either increase positive emotions or decrease negative ones.
There are a number of different tests, including those developed by experts and free tools you can access online.
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In her new book, Creative Change, social psychologist Jennifer Mueller says everyone loves the idea of creativity even while we prefer the status quo.
Are you an important person? The answer you give may indicate to psychologists how narcissistic you are. Similarly, the culture you are born into plays an important role.
Just like obesity, weight-loss can also "spread like a virus."
A very useful Venn diagram illustrates this concept perfectly.
Another exiting week of commentary. Some real winners this week. Did you make the cut?
If your vision is clear, everything is revelatory. The author of "My Struggle" on writing his way into life.
What is the what about the squat? And have we reached some sort of squatting vogue moment?
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The stories we wrap around ourselves, our neighbors. our children. The invisible stories we struggle against.
Married people even do better during the so-called middle-age slump.
Envisioning all possible outcomes is far healthier than only praying for the best.
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Many participants smoked and drank, and enjoyed the benefits of health and longevity anyway.
Fatih Akin has first-hand experience of strong cultural cross-winds. Ethnically Turkish and raised in Germany, he has made many films dealing with sudden dislocation and how people respond to it.
That same pattern is seen in chimps and orangutans, primatologists say.
Knowing how fat responds to when we eat could lead to better weight loss programs.
Student loan debt doesn’t make you undateable. How you handle it might.
Duke University researchers found that stimulating brain regions dealing with abstract reasoning and cognitive flexibility alleviate anxiety and depression.
Here’s the ideal IQ for a leader who manages the average team of humans.
Jellyfish have their tentacles all tangled up in our lives in ways we’re only dimly aware of.
Here’s the number one factor for whether an organization is a success or a failure.