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This Is Why You Should Call Your Mom More Often
Science says a phone call is as powerful as a hug.
50 Everyday Mistakes—and How to Fix Them
6 Annoying Speaking Habits You Have, According to Science
13 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About the Common Cold
Here’s Why You Scratch Yourself When You’re Stressed
Your Brain Does a Very Strange Thing When You Sleep in a New Place
14 Survival Mnemonics That Could Save You From Big Trouble
If only all of life's emergencies came with a mnemonic device. Fortunately, these—from heart attack...
You’ll Cringe When You Find Out Just How Far Sneeze Germs Travel
[dropcap]“God[/dropcap] bless you!” What many of us say today as a folksy, knee-jerk response to...
Uh Oh. Research Shows Death Has a Thing for Birthdays.
Happy deathday to you.
What’s the Best Valentine’s Gift, According to Science?
The science is in: Price matters less than memories.
5 Pet Peeves That Are Totally Justified, According to Science
Here's the reason why annoying things are so annoying, and why your survival could depend...
8 Reasons Video Games Might Just Be Better for You Than Books
When we play games, we devote a special quality of mental attention that activities like...
6 Phrases Guaranteed to Make Any Argument Worse
You may think you're helping—but you're just screwing things up more.
The Brilliant Reason Wet Fingers Prune Up (and 6 Other Secrets About Your Sense of Touch)
The secret behind "phantom" phone vibrations, why scratching could save your life, and more.
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