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Here's how long-distance runners are different from the rest of us

Ultrarunners scored significantly higher on the resilience questionnaire than non-runners.

Hard workers are more inspiring than geniuses

Famously, it took Edison over one thousand attempts to successfully create the lightbulb.

Knowing when a task is going to end makes us better at it

Our desire to engage in more interesting activities may have something to do with it.

Can't quit smoking? It might be to do with how sad you are

Smoking is not just habit-based but is deeply entwined with emotions.

The precise meaning of emotion words is different around the world

Is the experience we call "love" felt the same in every language?

Researchers asked older adults about the strategies they use for combatting loneliness. Here's what they said.

"I used to mountain climb… If I can't walk anymore, I'll crawl."

Here's how good liars get away with it

Those who think they're better at lying than average seem to have a few things in common.

The more we see fake news, the more likely we are to share it

Research has found that previously encountered information feels more "fluent."

Using fidget spinners may actually impede learning

Are the concentration benefits just a marketing ploy?

People who try to be environmentally-friendly by buying less stuff are happier, study claims

Unsurprisingly, the results showed that the more materialistic a person was, the less likely they were to engage in reduced consumption.

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