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5 Things You Should Never Say at the Thanksgiving Table

We chatted with expert, Dr. Nicole Joseph, about the five things are never appropriate to talk about at the Thanksgiving table.


What's the Best Age to Do Anything?

HowStuffWorks looks at the best ages to make certain life decisions. See more »

How Cognitive Dissonance Affects Us in Crazy Political Times

Americans are struggling to maintain their core values in this politically polarized time. Learn how cognitive dissonance affects us at HowStuffWorks. See more »

A Dose of Nature Could Improve Mental Health for City Dwellers

Living near birds and shrubs has measurable benefits, new research shows. Find out how nearby nature affects people in urban areas at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The 'Ugliness Premium': Being Unattractive Can Mean Higher Wages

A new study shows that looks aren't the only thing that determines salary. HowStuffWorks Now investigates. See more »

What the Use of Emojis and Emoticons Says About Our Personalities

Researchers looked at emoji and emoticon use on Facebook, texts and emails Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Company Wants to Pump Young People's Blood Into Veins of the Aging Elite

Can the company Ambrosia transfuse young blood into old veins? Learn about blood transfusions and health benefits in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Corporal Punishment Continues in U.S. Schools, Despite Its Ineffectiveness

In the 2013-14 school year, 109,000 students faced corporal punishment. Learn about the use of spankings as discipline in school at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

How Long Should You Use Your Bath Towel Without Washing It?

Your bath towel harbors more germs and bacteria than you imagine. HowStuffWorks Now finds out how long to keep it hanging up. See more »

What Are the Odds You've Met a Psychopath?

Psychopathy isn't as rare as you may think. Find out where you may have rubbed elbows with a psychopath at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Let Kids Lose! Scientists Say It Helps Children Learn Better Judgment

A new study explores the effects of helping kids continually win. Learn how letting kids lose can contribute to their success at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »