How to Survive the Summer When Summer Makes You Miserable

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Spread the loveTweet According to all the Instagram pictures of toes stretched out on deck chairs, many people looove the summer. They bask in the bright sun, revel in the…


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How Puppy Photos Can Teach Your Brain to Love Your Partner More

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Spread the loveTweet Couples who looked at images of puppies, babies and pizza, interspersed with photos of their spouse for six minutes every three days reported being more happily married…


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A Bad Mood Can Be Good for You 

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Spread the loveTweet America isn’t in a bad mood. Well, not worse than normal. According to Gallup’s long-running “U.S. Mood” poll, the number of Americans reporting “daily worry and stress…


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The Secret to Making Your Weekends Feel Longer

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Spread the loveTweet If all you can think about Monday morning is how quickly your weekend flew by, you might want to consider expanding your horizons a bit in the…


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How to Not Eff Up Your Partner’s Mother’s Day

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Spread the loveTweet Illustration by Elena Scotti/Lifehacker/GMG, Wikimedia Commons Mother’s Day is Sunday. Does anyone need to put that on their calendar? If you have a mom in your life…


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Talking to Yourself Makes You Smarter, Not Crazy

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Spread the loveTweet But this type of self-talk isn’t chatting about the weather with your other, more interesting split personality. No, as Ulrich Boser, author of Learn Better, explains at…


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How to Get Your Friends to Go Along With a Bad Idea

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Spread the loveTweet Don’t forget to smile smugly when you pull it off. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Sometimes you have a really bad idea, but you need friends to help you…


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Facebook denies it sells ad-targeting based on users’ emotions

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Spread the loveTweet Facebook has denied it offers tools to advertisers to target users when they are in vulnerable emotional states. Yesterday The Australian published a report claiming Facebook uses algorithms to target…


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When It Comes to Heartbreak, Placebos Are the Best Medicine

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Spread the loveTweet Then, the subjects were given a saline nasal spray. Half were told it was a new medicine that helped with reducing emotional pain, and the other half…


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4 Things Robots Need to Learn Before Working With Humans

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Spread the loveTweet The robots are coming. And really, in some ways, they’re already here. If you’ve ever tripped over a robot vacuum, you’ve actually waded into the fascinating frontier…


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