5 Reasons Why We Love Being Scared

In the real world, none of us would want to get up close and personal with a killer doll or a guy wielding a blood-soaked machete. Yet we’ll shell out twelve bucks to watch it in a darkened theater. What’s up with that? Here, some theories on why we love that scary feeling.

Read more

5 Signs You’re Being Bullied at Work

About a quarter of American workers have been bullied at work. Are you one of them?

Read more

6 Ways to Be a Creative Genius

Surprise: study finds marijuana use does not boost creativity. Here’s what does.

Read more

Why Do We Find Clowns So Terrifying?

Want a shiver of horror as you get ready for Halloween? Watch the trailer for American Horror Story: Freak Show, which premieres tomorrow on FX. Set amid one of the last freak shows in the 1950s, it follows people like sword-swallowers, bearded ladies—and worse—scary killer clowns.

Read more

Is That Character From “Gone Girl” Really a Psychopath?

If you’ve read the book “Gone Girl” or seen the new movie, we’re willing to bet there was at least one moment that made you think, “Whoa, what a psycho!” But was that person truly, clinically speaking, a psychopath? We asked a psychiatrist to break it down for us.

Read more

Why Perfectionism Could Be Killing You

A new analysis says that perfectionists are more likely to struggle with depression or anxiety, and sadly, they’re more likely to commit suicide. And there are other negative health effects of perfectionism, too.

Read more

Is Robert Downey Jr. Right that Drug Addiction is Genetic?

“Pick a dysfunction and and it’s a family problem,” the Iron Man star told Vanity Fair.

Read more

3 Ways to Help Prevent Travel Rage

In the past week or so, three flights have been diverted thanks to passenger scuffles. Follow this advice to keep your calm while traveling.

Read more

Overconfident People Are Viewed As More Talented

The idea of “fake it till you make it” is legit. Plus, what it means for people who underestimate themselves.

Read more

7 Ways Debt Is Bad for Your Health

Debt: Everybody’s got it, so how bad can it really be for you? Science suggests that being in debt could be affecting your physical and mental health. Here are just some of the reasons to get back in the black.

Read more
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,747,128 other followers

Powered by WordPress.com VIP