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Smile and the whole world smiles with you — or maybe not.

I tried smiling at everyone all day — here’s how it affected my outlook on life

Smile and the whole world smiles with you, the saying goes. So I tried smiling all day to see if it had any impact on my mood. Ultimately, I realised faking it might help in certain situations, but in others, you're better off seeking out genuine happiness.
It can be incredibly frustrating dealing with a passive-aggressive person.

10 tips for dealing with passive-aggressive people

Backhanded compliments, avoiding conflict, guilt-tripping, and feigning ignorance are all signs of passive-aggressive behavior. If you're experiencing this from someone in your life, here are 10 tips for dealing with them.
Christmas music supposedly gets us in the spending mood.

Too much Christmas music could be bad for our mental health

Christmas music is coming. Over the next few months, you're likely to hear Michael Bublé's Christmas album in its entirety at least twenty times. But overexposure to festive songs might have a negative impact on your mental health — particularly those who work in retail.
Sometimes you like who you like simply because of who they are.

13 biological factors that make you attracted to someone

It's hard to decipher why you're attracted to one person, and find another totally repulsive. Often, it's not all to do with looks, and there is something inherently biological going on. Here are some of the reasons you find certain people attractive.

If you collect books but never get around to reading them, there’s a word for that

If you're in the habit of collecting books and never reading them, you might have what the Japanese call 'tsundoku.' The term is used to describe someone who owns a lot of unread literature.
We're not as good at dealing with change as we think.

Why we are bad at dealing with change — and 5 ways you can improve

Change affects every aspect of our life. But many of us probably aren't as well equipped to deal with changes as we think, and even positive changes can elicit a stress response. Here are 5 steps for helping you through the changes in your life.
Ashley Madison operates in 50 different countries.

Infidelity dating site Ashley Madison still gets thousands of new users every day — here’s why

People keep coming back to Ashley Madison to have a 'better kind of affair,' according to CTO Ruben Buell. The site operates in 50 different countries, because cheating isn't something that happens once in a blue moon, he said.

Therapy in a pill: Breaking down the science behind the strange, surreal world of Netflix’s “Maniac”

Netflix's "Maniac" portrays a experimental pharmaceutical trial that tests whether a course of three pills can replace cognitive-behavioral therapy. Here's how the science in the show stacks up to clinical research today.
If you need a pick me up, try a hug.

Hugs can improve our relationships, according to science — especially after an argument

Hugging has been shown to have numerous psychological and physiological benefits. According to a new study, having a cuddle after an argument can help improve your relationship.