New Study Shows: No One Likes a Person Who's Too Hard to Read

This is terrible news for robots, and also maybe for you. If you’ve ever been told you’re too hard to read—and, likely, had interpersonal trouble because of it, particularly in the first-impressions arena—new research points to the direct effect this has on your likability. Turns out that suppressing how you think and… »8/26/15 1:10pm8/26/15 1:10pm


Your Most Over-the-Top Emotional Meltdown

Sometimes shit in life becomes too much and something—be it small or large—pushes you over the emotional edge. Often these bouts of OH GOD MY FUCKING LIFE FUCK YOU FUCK ME FUCK EVERYTHING are accompanied by shouting, crying and general displays of melodrama that you're sure to feel dumb and embarrassed about later. So… »3/13/15 8:30pm3/13/15 8:30pm

Why We're So Full Of Ourselves: In Defense of Narcissistic Qualities

There's a huge difference between being a "narcissist" and being self-centered, although you wouldn't know it by how often it's used as an insult. Even so, being a little self-centered isn't just a good thing, it's necessary for our mental health. Sure, there's a line, but let's talk about where that line is, and how… »11/05/14 3:28pm11/05/14 3:28pm

Men Still Terrible at Detecting Subtle Emotional Cues From Women

NEW STUDY SAYS: Men aren't so great at guessing your emotions, but they can read dudes like they were separated at birth with the exact same ball sack. Is it because you're a master bluffer with dead eyes, or because they are biologically hard-wired to put bros before hos? It's both! It's neither! What it is is dumb. »4/22/13 4:00pm4/22/13 4:00pm

Man Develops Delightful Giggling Disorder After Surgery

Huug Bosse had hip surgery three years ago and hasn't been the same since. Specifically, he cannot stop laughing. He's annoying everyone around him, but he doesn't care — everything is amusing to him. Of his wife, who seems highly irritated by his new personality, he says laughingly, "She actually doesn't love me,… »3/16/12 9:30am3/16/12 9:30am

Santorum Meant to Say It's Ladies' Weakness, Not Emotions, That Keeps Them Out of Combat

Last week, Rick Santorum said he didn't think women should be allowed in combat because the "types of emotions that are involved." Well, he's since clarified his position, and it turns out he wasn't referring to women's out of control emotions but men's. You see, he's worried that male soldiers would get themselves in… »2/13/12 11:00am2/13/12 11:00am