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Want To Look Sexier? Pick The Right Crowd

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Uneven sex ratio of a population makes people more willing to look at you. What does it take to look attractive for members of the op... Read More


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Hosting The World Cup: Is It Worth It?

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From an economic point of view hosting big sport events seems useless. The World Cup in Brazil has come to an end. We were entertained by... Read More


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Haha, kkkk, 555, LOL, jaja: Globalization Through Internet Jokes

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New study looks into the role of internet jokes in globalization Sometimes you wonder where all these jokes your father tells you com... Read More


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Jokes To Use And Not To Use In Your Relationship

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Which humour is advisable in a discussion with your partner? To clear the air it's always good to make a joke, right? It releases the t... Read More


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Why Measles, Whooping Cough (And Autism) Are Expanding

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How fear is making people sick: decreasing herd immunity. Preventable diseases such as whooping cough and measles are more prevalent n... Read More


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Effects Of Bullying Last Into Adulthood

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Recent studies reveal that bullied children are at risk for chronic inflammation and illness in adult life. Bullying consists of repeat... Read More


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Think Before You Speak: The Mental Process

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“The erroneous theory is: to speak is to understand. Tell that to Stephen Hawking” Take a moment to say this sentence aloud. “... Read More


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Why The Vikings Chose The Misleading Name ‘Greenland’

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We all know the story of Columbus mistakingly naming the native inhabitants of the America's 'Indians'. It still is fascinating that thi... Read More


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Standing Together Or Apart? Durkheim and European Solidarity

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How can support and rejection of the EU grow simultaneously? How do the national pieces of the European puzzle fit together and what form... Read More


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Using A Foreign Language Influences Your Sense of Morality

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In another language you make different moral choices. Moral judgement is often considered to be a fixed given, based on deep-seated ide... Read More


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11 Tips To Write Popular Science Articles

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Bridging the gap between science and society. Science and society are two worlds which often lie far from each other, however, they need ea... Read More


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Narcissistic CEOs: Are They Self-Serving Takers?

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Narcissism plays a key role in the excessive executive pay culture. What is the impact of having a narcissist at the head of a compan... Read More


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Are Drama Queens To Be Trusted? Research Thinks They Are

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Recent study shows incidental emotions change others' reciprocity in trusting situations Game theory is the study of strategic decision... Read More


Sex Sells: A Closer Look At Self-image And Gender Affected By Media

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Study shows that sex-priming substantially influences gender-based self-perception. Since the fifties, traditional roles for men and w... Read More


Why People Pay Fortunes For Celebrity Memorabilia

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Two theories on why physical contact affects an object’s value. Objects that belonged to famous personalities are very wanted. People p... Read More


Spanking correlates to reduced vocabulary and bad behavior

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Researchers suggest spanking young children causes behavioural and cognitive problems A 2013 study published in the journal Pediatrics... Read More


Why (Some) Women (Dis)like Porn

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Hyperfeminine women seem to appreciate pornography more than other women. Pornography is considered a male thing. It is produced by m... Read More


No Sex Please: Understanding Asexuality

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A recent study delves into one of the last sexual taboos. [caption id="attachment_48761" align="alignnone" width="770"] A nickname for asex... Read More


Western Tests Misdiagnose Morrocan Immigrants As Schizophrenic

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Why prevalence of schizophrenia among immigrants is so high. Immigrants are more often than natives diagnosed with schizophrenia. Afro-... Read More


Attractive Cyclists Perform Better

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Study of Tour de France links endurance performance to attractiveness. Women are picky when it comes to choosing a partner. The reasoni... Read More


Why You Fall For That Person

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Helen Fisher explains why certain people have chemistry. Helen Fisher, PhD Biological Anthropologist, has studied romantic love for ... Read More


The Olympic Effect: Will Sochi Really Benefit?

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Studies show clear benefits from hosting the Olympic Games. With all the negative news in the overture to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi... Read More


Amusing Life Advice From The Nineties

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The best tip of all: wear sunscreen. What was the best advice people could give each other during the nineties? According to this video... Read More


Benefits Of Increasing Arrogance Of Modern Youth

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Social media may not be all bad. We have heard a lot about how Facebook and other social media are influencing our society, our interpers... Read More


More Money, More Votes?

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How a politician's income influences our votes. Traditionally, most of the countries in Europe have elections that are party-centric. I... Read More


Shy Women At Risk Of Poor Sex Life

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Study explores relation between personality and sexual (dys)function While it is a taboo to talk about, a lot people face troubles in the... Read More


Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do

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The friendship paradox: always looking up. Have you ever noticed that most of your friends have more friends than you have? Even though... Read More


Hackschooling Would Make Western Countries Prosper

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13-year old boy teaches us about happiness. Recently came across this video (below) by chance, and couldn’t help but think that what ... Read More


Older Gamers Play For Different Reasons Than Youngsters

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Why older people play more and more online games. Scientists say that babies born today will easily reach a hundred years in age. That ... Read More


Study Shows One Ethnic Group in L.A. May Be More Racist

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Ethnic differences between negative racial stereotypes. First of all, we are of course not talking about all Asians, all Hispanics, all b... Read More


One Function Of Religion That Will Never Die

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Durkheim's theory on the future importance of religion. Merry Christmas! Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In origin a r... Read More


Human Rights: What Are The Boundaries?

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A statistical analysis of the Clash of Civilizations theory shows no proof for cultural division in human rights. Now the supreme court... Read More


Your Subconscious Knows If Your Marriage Will Last

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Implicit gut feelings of newlyweds predict marital satisfaction. People get married to spend the rest of their lives together. To be th... Read More


Liberals Think They’re Unique, While Conservatives Don’t

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Liberals underestimate their similarity to other liberals, while conservatives overestimate this. The older people get, the more conser... Read More


How To Stop Online Bullying

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Coping strategies for victims, schools and parents. Bullying has a big impact on those who are targeted. It can cause loneliness, de... Read More


Get Lucky on TV: Reality Television and One-Night Stands

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Watching reality tv about sexual relationships is associated with one-night stands. There is nothing more shameful then admitting to yo... Read More