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    What Children and Their Toys Look Like Around the World

    Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti traveled to 58 countries to photograph kids and their prized possessions.

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    How You Pack a Suitcase Can Predict Your Personality

    The Holy Roller, the Carry-On Connoisseur: Your packing style says a lot about who you are as a person, according...

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    10+ Graduation Quotes That Inspire Success

    When you share these inspirational graduation quotes you're giving a gift of wisdom, culled from some of the smartest, funniest,...

    How to Catch a Liar

    Pamela Meyer, the nation's best-known expert on lying, explains how to sniff out the truth in a world of lies.

    The Best Life Advice Comes From the Muppets

    It's not easy being green—but these wise words on life, love, and happiness will get you through the bad to...

    Quick: How Does This Picture Make You Feel?

    “Too often, when people walk into a museum, they secretly think, 
I can’t see the point of this,” says bestselling...

    The Amazing Ways 8 Extraordinary People Said “I Love You”

    Sometimes, the people we love deserve more than chocolate and flowers.

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    What If Mozart Was Your Life Coach?

    Born on January 27, 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a child prodigy who later became a cultural icon. Follow his...

    How a Brisket Recipe Helped Make My Mid-Life Boyfriend Fall In Love With Me

    Sometimes a midlife romance needs a little marinating, just like a good brisket recipe.

    Benefits of Reading: Getting Smart, Thin, Healthy, Happy

    A love of reading can protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease, slash stress levels, encourage positive thinking, and fortify friendships....

    Believe in Luck? These 9 Ordinary People Sure Do

    Coincidence? Divine intervention? A really good day? Whatever way you define luck, these people got it.

    Why We Copy People Around Us Without Even Realizing It

    Synchronizing isn't just for swimmers and ice skaters; you might be mimicking others without even realizing how or why.

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    Hidden Personality Traits Revealed Through Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor

    If you think ordering vanilla means you're boring, see how personality traits are linked to your favorite ice cream flavor.

    Infographic: Why We Trust Certain Faces and Distrust Others

    Why do we trust certain people and distrust others? The key might be in these facial characteristics.

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    The Meaning of Sin: How Being Bad Is Good For You

    Modern science reveals a silver lining in even the blackest cloak of sin.

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    How the Brain Works With Google, GPS, and Other Technologies

    See how five technologies scramble your brain: GPS turns you into a terrible driver, Google mucks with your memory, texting...

    How the Science of Fear Makes Soldiers Stronger

    The U.S. military turns to science as it seeks new ways to create more resilient fighters and prevent PTSD.

    Grammar Rules: How to Sound Smarter

    Think you know how to talk real good? Test yourself: These grammar rules will surprise even the experts.

    Magic Tricks Revealed, By Teller: 7 Ways to Fool the Brain

    How do magic tricks work? Teller, of Penn & Teller, pulls back the curtain on human perception.

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    4 Soothing Sounds to Beat Insomnia

    Nothing gets me to sleep quite like rain on my window. So when skies are clear, I have to get

    Protect Yourself from Alzheimer’s Disease

    Worried about Alzheimer's disease? Here, four simple steps that may help stave off dementia and keep your memory strong.

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    99 Ways to Tell a Story

    Aside from my job at Reader’s Digest, I’m taking a class in Narrative Theory and Screenwriting. One of the books

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    Memorable Pets for Alzheimer’s Patients

    My beloved grandma Lil succumbed to ever-worsening dementia before she passed away from heart failure at age 90. Yet even

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    New Research: How to Look Younger

    Whether you can fool others about your age depends on a surprising mix of factors.

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    Culture Digest: The Saddest Movie in the World?

    Psychologists screened more than 250 of the saddest movies in front of 500 film buffs to find out which was...

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    What’s Your Cupcake Personality?

    Do you prefer to indulge in a decadent red velvet cupcake or prefer a chewy carrot cupcake as a treat?...