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How to Get Others to See You the Way You See Yourself

Each of us has a narrative we’re peddling about ourselves, an image we think we present to the world: he’s gracious and funny; she’s tough but fair. But does this story line up with how other people see us? According to a psychologist who’s just written a book about the mechanics of being misunderstood, the answer… » 4/24/15 4:30pm 4/24/15 4:30pm

Earlier Puberty Sadly Means Earlier Acne for Unlucky Grade-Schoolers

It’ll come as no shock you to learn that boys and girls in these modern-day United States, fed on country-fried steroidal chicken breasts and good ol’ American colas, have begun to hit puberty at earlier ages than they ever have before. This might actually be a good thing in some respects, since early adolescence may… » 8/18/13 4:00pm 8/18/13 4:00pm

Here's What Barbie Would Look Like if She Had Average Measurements

Artist Nickolay Lamm — he of the future fish faced humas and fresh-faced, scary-ass Barbie — got the measurements of an average 19-year-old from the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) and then made a 3D model and used photoshop to shape her into Barbie's blond as hell image. The result? Skipper on steroids » 7/03/13 10:00am 7/03/13 10:00am

China’s Communist Party Is Super Nervous About Having a Famous, Opera-Singing First Lady

China's carefully-orchestrated Communist Party musical, which is whimsically titled The 18th Communist Congress and contains neither music nor Hugh Jackman, will convene next month to name the country's imminent new president, Xi Jinping. Every detail has been scripted and rehearsed, but party leaders are still… » 10/21/12 2:00pm 10/21/12 2:00pm