Human Nature encompasses peoples' actions, perceptions, and thought processes. Topics include food cravings, mind-reading, and contagious yawning.
Blind People Don't Always Have the Same Facial Expressions as Sighted People
9 Hangover Cures From Around the World
How Imaginary Friends Work
The Language You Speak Affects How You Perceive Time
Many kids grow up with imaginary friends. Why do they rely on these make-believe playmates and are they a sign of trouble or great things?
By Michelle Konstantinovsky
Are facial expressions learned or innate? A study that looked at the facial expressions of people blind from birth found mixed results.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 20, 2017
Short or tall, height affects us all — but does it have the power to determine how long we live, or whether we're happy?
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 13, 2017
Swedish speakers tend to measure time by distance, while Spanish speakers tend to say measure it by volume. But how does this difference in expression affect how people perceive time?
By Shelley Danzy Jun 7, 2017
We've all performed this social ritual thousands of times but, as it turns out, there's a right way and a wrong way to shake hands. A psychologist who has studied the art and psychology behind handshakes explains.
By John Donovan Jun 5, 2017
The experts have determined the right age for lots of life decisions.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Apr 3, 2017
One expert calls anger a source of creative juice. Here's why.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Mar 23, 2017
Americans are struggling to maintain their core values in the face of heightened political polarization.
By Yves Jeffcoat Mar 17, 2017
Green spaces aren't just a city-planning gimmick. Living near birds and shrubs really does have measurable benefits, new research shows.
By Kate Kershner Mar 6, 2017
New research debunks the myth that only the pretty people get the best salaries.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Feb 22, 2017
Would it surprise you to learn that people who used emojis were considered more agreeable than those who didn't?
By Alia Hoyt Feb 16, 2017
You’d think that someone who curses up a storm might be dishonest and bad news all around. A new study finds that the opposite may be true.
By Kate Kershner Jan 27, 2017
We get better at recognizing certain odor groups as we get older, a new study shows.
By Kate Kershner Jan 25, 2017
The old folks are coming, and they want the red stuff in your veins. Is California company Ambrosia just high-tech vampirism?
By Chris Opfer Jan 24, 2017
Spankings are common and legal in many public schools — but experts say they don't work. So why are they still a form of discipline?
By Julia Layton Jan 18, 2017
Answer: A lot less time than you're probably thinking.
By Alia Hoyt Jan 9, 2017
If you ran into a chainsaw-swinging psychopath, you’d probably remember. But what about everyday pscyhopaths?
By Laurie L. Dove Dec 29, 2016
Throwing games to make kids happy may negatively affect their ability to make important decisions — even if it does boost their self-esteem.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Dec 26, 2016
After you try this pungent party trick, you'll never doubt the power of garlic.
By Kate Kershner Dec 15, 2016
According to doctors, injecting cooking oil into your muscles to make them appear larger does not work, could possibly kill you.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 12, 2016
John Turturro played one to perfection in "The Big Lebowski." The guys from Stuff to Blow Your Mind investigate how people become creepy.
By Robert Lamb Dec 2, 2016
One bad apple may indeed spoil the whole bunch, especially if it's a bunch of adolescent siblings and one of them is delinquent.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Dec 1, 2016
Breaking eye contact during conversation doesn't necessarily mean we're insecure — it means we're human.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 23, 2016
You may have thought shotgun marriages died out following the era of peace, free love and rock 'n' roll, but in some groups, they're actually rising.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Nov 22, 2016
Being stuck in the middle seat on a long flight — or any flight — stinks. But does that entitle the middle-seater to the armrests? We asked an etiquette expert.
By Julia Layton Nov 8, 2016
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