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11 Psychology Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong

Science has given us amazing breakthroughs, but some researchers have been responsible for horrifying studies—here are some of the worst


20 Funny Science Jokes, According to Someone Who Once Got a B-Minus in Biology

These jokes about physics, chemistry, and everything in between are scientifically proven to get a laugh.


The 20 Happiest Countries in the World

Although the Declaration of Independence declares our inalienable right to "the Pursuit of Happiness," the United States didn't even make...


14 Magic Phrases to Instantly Calm Your Anxiety

When your mind is racing with all your stressors and fears, take a deep breath and repeat one of these...


34 Easy Ways to Make Your Work Day Less Stressful

Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than any other life stressor. These tricks will keep the...


9 Body Language Tricks to Get EXACTLY What You Want From Life

Want to lose weight? Land a job? We've got you covered.


12 Definitive Traits of a Middle Child

Birth order doesn't automatically impact your personality. But there are some common traits that middle children share—beyond peacekeeping.


Craziest Things That Have Happened During Hypnosis

While hypnosis can be used as a resourceful tool in therapy, it can be fodder for some strange anecdotes from...

7 of the Most Extreme Limits Humans Can Reach

Humans are programmed to grow stronger, faster, and smarter. We've toppled scores of world records over the past few decades,...


The Unexpected Life Lesson This Grandmother Learned While Writing Her Memoir

She kept scraps of paper with small bits of memories on them but never wrote out the whole story.


Got Brain Drain? Here’s How to Avoid Burnout

“If you have a drained brain, you feel anxious, frazzled and fatigued,” writes psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow in Heal Your...


Your Medication Could Be Making You Depressed

Did you know that depression and suicidal thoughts are a side effect of more than 200 common drugs? If you've...


9 Common Sayings That Are Actually Total Nonsense

ALWAYS cry over spilled milk, NEVER pick the low-hanging fruit, and 7 more common sayings improved by science.


16 Signs of Evolution You Can Still Find on Your Body

We've come a long way from hunting and gathering, but certain physical traits and natural reactions remind us of our...


9 Phrases to Commit to Memory Before You Go Abroad

Being able to communicate, especially in emergency conditions, can save a trip and an experience from falling apart, super quickly.


10 Tips to Help You Quit Your Day Job and Pursue Your Dream

You've heard the saying: "Failing to plan is planning to fail." These strategies can help you ensure a successful transition...

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GREAT News—Those Funny Cat Videos You Love Are Actually Good for You

As if you needed an excuse to watch those furballs trip over themselves.


Can You Avoid Dementia By Brushing Your Teeth?

These scientific findings might motivate you to start brushing your teeth more.


8 Surprising Secrets That’ll Help You Be Happier at Work

Try these simple tactics to manage stress better and improve your overall happiness.


24 Adorable Tooth Fairy Traditions You’ll Want to Try ASAP

Add a little magic to the standard teeth-for-treats routine and create memories your kids will treasure forever.


These Are Your Biggest Fears, According to Your Zodiac Sign

Learn how to make peace with your biggest fears and use them for your own benefit, no matter what your...

Why You Subconsciously Trust a Teacher More Than a Grocery Cashier

Many people have become blind to the goodness in their fellow Americans. One sociologist wants to change that.


10 Signs You’re an Ambivert (Hint: You Probably Are)

Not totally sure where you fall on the personality spectrum? Here are some key traits that suggest you might be...


This Infographic Reveals Who You Really Trust

Reader’s Digest asked Americans who in their lives would be most likely to return $100 they had lost. The answers...


13 World-Changing Ideas That Came from Dreams (Literally)

From classic novels to scientific breakthroughs to box-office blockbusters, some of our most important innovations were inspired by our subconscious


13 Tiny Changes That Will Make Your Home Instantly Happier

When your space is piled with clutter or doesn't reflect your personality, it can be hard to feel truly at...


Most Honest Cities: The Reader’s Digest “Lost Wallet” Test

What are the most (and least) honest cities in the world? Reader's Digest conducted a global, social experiment to find...