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Does nodding make you more popular?

Japanese-based psychologists have tested the effect of nodding and shaking one’s head on a person’s likability and approachability.

How can our health benefit from colder temperatures?

‘Tis the season to layer up in an effort to stay warm. But should we be so dismissive of low temperatures? Read about the health benefits of being cold.

‘Cognitive ability genes’ identified

Unlocking the genes responsible for cognitive ability has proven challenging. Breaking research draws the clearest picture to date.

Seniors, leaving the house daily may help you live longer

A new study suggests that older adults should get out of the house more; leaving their homes on a daily basis could help them to live longer.

Is being unsociable the secret to creativity?

New research examines three different kinds of social withdrawal and finds that one particular kind of solitude may hold the key to higher creativity.

What is sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder?

Antisocial personality disorder is a condition that affects a person’s ability to care about the feelings and needs of others. Learn about the symptoms.