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How much do you know about body image?

Ask anyone and they'll tell you they'd like to change some perceived physical flaw. But some people are more than just a little bit embarrassed about their bodies. Learn more about embarrassment while you test your knowledge with this quiz.


10 Weird Facts About Biological Rhythms

 10 Weird Facts About Biological Rhythms

Biological rhythms are strange and wonderful things. See 10 weird biological rhythm facts to explore human nature. See more »

Are habits inherited?

 Are habits inherited?

Could your ancestors be to blame for your overeating or excess spending? Learn if there's some weight to this suggestion at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do old habits really die hard?

 Do old habits really die hard?

There's a system of interlocking beneficial and detrimental habits that make up our everyday routines. Weed out the bad ones at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do we love cute things?

 Why do we love cute things?

Humans go crazy for cuteness, whether its babies, kittens or ... cars. Find out why humans go crazy for cute things at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Hardest Habits to Break

 10 Hardest Habits to Break

What are the 10 hardest habits to break? Find out about the 10 hardest habits at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is a 'curiosity gap' controlling what we click on?

 Is a 'curiosity gap' controlling what we click on?

A curiosity gap is the idea that there's a hole in your knowledge that you can't let lie. Learn more about how your curiosity gap affects you. See more »

Will putting people's hands in warm water really make them wet the bed?

 Will putting people's hands in warm water really make them wet the bed?

Have you ever tried to make someone pee by sticking his hand in water? HowStuffWorks sees if the warm water bed-wetting trick has any truth to it. See more »

5 Tips for Making it Through Your Company Holiday Party

 5 Tips for Making it Through Your Company Holiday Party

It's holiday party season! The clothes you wear, how much you drink and the subjects you talk about are things to keep in mind during holiday parties. See more »

HowStuffWorks Stars Share Their Favorite Holiday Memories

 HowStuffWorks Stars Share Their Favorite Holiday Memories

From clean and sober to crazy ER stories, we asked some of our talent to share their notable holiday memories and here's what they told us. See more »

5 Things You Should Never Say at the Thanksgiving Table

 5 Things You Should Never Say at the Thanksgiving Table

What are the top five conversations that should never be discussed at the Thanksgiving table? We spoke with a family psychology expert to find out! See more »