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Fear can keep you alive: Why we need ‘negative’ emotions

Are negative emotions all bad? Should we really try to get rid of them? After all, we figure that thumbs ...
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No such thing as a harmless lie? How dishonesty hurts our ability to connect with other people

Have you ever told a friend a made-up story to entertain that person or spare his or her feelings? … ...
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Evolution doesn’t want you to be happy or satisfied. We’re supposed to ‘survive and reproduce.’

While the pursuit of happiness seems like a worthwhile goal, evolution thinks otherwise ...
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Why do we act so weird on airplanes? There may be a scientific explanation for rampant emotions

Lady Gaga fills the tiny back-of-seat airplane screen. Then, (spoiler alert) A Star Is Born's tragic ending ensues and the ...
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Podcast: What does sadness look like in the brain?

Scientists may have caught a glimpse of what sadness looks like in the brain. A study of 21 people found ...
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Does living around violence change a child’s brain?

One study suggests that young teens who witness violence exhibit differences in the structure and function of their brains in ...