Binge Drinkers Voted 'Most Popular' Throughout Young Adulthood

If you're an adult in your 20s who's looking to become the most popular person in your social circle, you might want to double down on the hooch. A new study shows that young adult binge drinkers occupy the highest statuses in their friend groups, mostly because they're the ones usually spearheading the campaign for… » 7/17/14 1:45pm 7/17/14 1:45pm

Study: Being Cool in High School Is Bad For You

Just like your parents told you after that kid in homeroom made fun of your Yu-Gi-Oh binder, being cool in high school is very meaningless in the scheme of things — because we are all just insignificant specks in a vast and indifferent universe, but also because the "cool" kids tend to peak early. And now, at long… » 6/13/14 5:10pm 6/13/14 5:10pm

Revenge of the Nerds Lied to Us! Popular People Do Better in Life

Many of us have believed that being a late bloomer was a good thing, that our shy, socially awkward ways in high school would be rewarded in spades if we made it to graduation. We heard that if you go through middle school and high school as an ugly duckling, and you are guaranteed to blossom into a brain scientist… » 10/23/12 9:30am 10/23/12 9:30am

When It Comes to Smoking, All the Cool Kids ARE Doing It

I have always been a huge nerd, which is why I pretty much didn't even look at a cigarette until I was like 22—and even then it was just to deliver some morally superior sniffs about how some of us don't have to suck on a stanky Duraflame log just to have a good time. Some of us have ancient Greek city-states to… » 9/10/12 4:00pm 9/10/12 4:00pm