Bride Gets Back at Awful Parents With Brilliant Burn of a Wedding Invite

Say you're getting married and don't want to invite your parents due to the abuse they visited upon you as a child. And say those same parents are now bullying you for an invitation. What do you do? If you're this bride, you send them an invitation that's so acid-dipped that you can feel the burn from here. » 2/16/15 9:45pm 2/16/15 9:45pm

Study: Men Who Post Tons of Selfies Have Psychopathic Tendencies

Vindication is yours! If you've been demanding that your friends put down the selfie stick and stop posting every goddamn photo of themselves online because it's probably a sign of severe mental illness, you've finally got some research to back all of that up. It appears that people who post lots of selfies score… » 1/07/15 6:20pm 1/07/15 6:20pm

Narcissists Don't See Narcissism as a Character Flaw, Study Finds

If you want to know if someone is a narcissist all you have to do is ask. According to a new study, narcissists are so into themselves that they don't see their narcissism as a problem, so they will proudly own up to it. » 8/06/14 10:00am 8/06/14 10:00am

You're So Vain You Probably Think This Article is About You

Dr. Jean M. Twenge is famous for talking about how millennials are narcissistic. She's also written some cool stuff about how you shouldn't be that worried about your uterus drying up the moment you turn 30. But all that writing about narcissism has made the narcisstic world a little skeptical of her findings. » 8/06/13 8:30pm 8/06/13 8:30pm

The More Facebook Friends You Have, the Bigger Asshole You Are

Hey, kids. Tradge news. I know you thought that your 700 raccoon-eye duckface bathroom self-portraits were establishing you as a rigorous thinker and a pillar of the internet — the Christiane Amanpour of "What's in my purse?", if you will — but, turns out, you're just another "toxic narcissist." » 3/20/12 11:35am 3/20/12 11:35am

Five Ways Narcissists Screw Up Everything

Narcissism has been a hot topic in the last few years, and it's been the subject of some overblown freakouts of the kids-today-are-such-assholes variety. That said, there's mounting evidence that actually being a narcissist is pretty bad for you — and the people around you. Let's take a look at some of the interesting… » 3/14/12 3:15pm 3/14/12 3:15pm

Being Narcissistic Stresses Dudes Out

It turns out it's hard out there for a narcissist — at least if he's a guy. A new study has found that men who are full of themselves may actually be stressed out by their own narcissism. » 1/24/12 7:00pm 1/24/12 7:00pm

College Kids Confident In Their Self-Confidence

Another day, another study supposedly showing that young people are narcissistic assholes. This time, data shows that college students are more confident in a number of ways than their forebears. But is this necessarily a bad thing? » 6/17/11 9:50am 6/17/11 9:50am

College Students Would Rather Get Praised Than Laid

A study supposedly shows that college students would rather have a self-esteem boost than sex or a slice of pizza. If that's true, would it be such a bad thing? » 1/12/11 3:00pm 1/12/11 3:00pm

No One Cares About Your Stupid Twitter Account

A new study finds that people are using Twitter to fuel their own narcissism and don't really give a flying fuck about what other people are doing, thinking, or feeling. Hm. How can I make this more about me? » 12/12/10 3:00pm 12/12/10 3:00pm

Five Mental Illnesses That Are Now Obsolete

When the DSM-5 goes live in 2012, five personality disorders likely won't make the cut. After the jump, find out which mental illnesses are going the way of the dodo. » 11/30/10 5:27pm 11/30/10 5:27pm

"Take Your Workaholism and Shove It," Say Dutch Women—Can We Do This,…

Fewer than 10% of Dutch women work full-time, and face one of the highest wage gaps in Europe—"and they like it this way," says Slate writer Jessica Olien. American women, put down those Blackberries and take note. » 11/15/10 6:30pm 11/15/10 6:30pm

As Suspected, Facebook Is Popular With Bad People

Spend ten minutes on Facebook and this seems obvious, but now a study finds that the two groups who spend the most time on Facebook are raging narcissists and people who hate themselves. » 9/08/10 3:52pm 9/08/10 3:52pm

Narcissistic Men Hate The Women They Can't Dominate

Here's something depressing: Narcissistic men are more likely to feel hostility toward heterosexual women than gay men, lesbians, or other heterosexual men, according to a new study. » 7/29/10 2:45pm 7/29/10 2:45pm

Mel Gibson May Be Mentally Ill, But He's Still An Asshole

Some are floating Mel Gibson's supposed bipolar disorder as an explanation for his abusive rants, raising the question, when is an asshole just an asshole? » 7/14/10 4:55pm 7/14/10 4:55pm

Interview: 'Generation Me' Talks Texting, Careers, And Narcissism

This year's college graduates are supposedly deluded about their job prospects and devoid of empathy — probably because technology has rotted their brains. To find out if this was true, I decided to ask one: my brother. » 6/28/10 4:00pm 6/28/10 4:00pm

10 Things That Are Ruining Kids Today

A new study purports to find that college kids "are about 40 percent lower in empathy" than students 20-30 years ago. The study press release blames all the usual suspects (technology, "information"), but what's really destroying the youth? » 5/28/10 1:30pm 5/28/10 1:30pm

"In Trader Joe's, People Smile Knowingly:" The Life Of A Sex Rehab Alum

In a hilarious essay for The Daily Beast, Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew alumnus Duncan Roy alleges that Drew's a fraud, the show was artificially packed with porn stars, and — most shocking — the experience actually helped him. » 12/18/09 6:00pm 12/18/09 6:00pm