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What happens to your body and brain over the holidays

Experts in psychology and brain chemistry say that clear communication and self-care are key during the holidays.
'Ouch' can stop a conflict from spiraling out of control.

A relationship expert says one word can defuse a fight with family at Thanksgiving dinner — but most people don’t use it enough

Hal Runkel, a marriage and family therapist, says it's crucial to display vulnerability and let family know that they've hurt you emotionally.
Here are red flags to be wary of before tying the knot.

17 relationship facts everybody should know before getting married

Scientists have identified some predictors of success in relationships that are important to consider before tying the knot.
Witnesses of workplace harassment hardly ever speak up.

Workplace harassment and abuse are hugely under-reported, and the problems are only made worse by the fact witnesses hardly ever speak up

There are many reasons people don't speak up, including fear of losing their job, and not wanting to interfere.
Looks are vital for men and women seeking a casual relationship.

A study of 68,000 people determined what men and women look for most in a casual partner, and it’s not intelligence or kindness

Nearly 90% of women wanted their partner to be taller than them, and men were mostly after an attractive body and attractive face.
"If you are a narcissist you believe strongly that you are better than anyone else and that you deserve reward," psychologist and lead study author Kostas Papageorgiou told BBC.

Narcissists may be bad friends and partners, but they’re likely happier than you

Narcissists tend to get over disappointment and rejection more easily because they don't blame themselves for what went wrong.
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18 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women

We rounded up scientific research on the best — and easiest — ways for men to seem more appealing to women.

I tried dopamine fasting, the latest trend in Silicon Valley, and it was way more difficult than I expected

Dopamine fasting is a way of managing overstimulation and constant distraction by limiting behaviors that can lead to addictive patterns.
Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker.'

Trying to diagnose the ‘Joker’ shows what the film gets wrong about mental illness, according to a psychopath expert

He said the Joker doesn't fall into the criteria for diagnoses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Even labeling him a psychopath is reductive.

15 things you’re doing that make people dislike you immediately

We've rounded up some of the most common social turn-offs online and in person, as well as how to avoid them.