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Smile and the whole world smiles with you — or maybe not.

I tried smiling at everyone all day — here’s how it affected my outlook on life

Smile and the whole world smiles with you, the saying goes. So I tried smiling all day to see if it had any impact on my mood. Ultimately, I realised faking it might help in certain situations, but in others, you're better off seeking out genuine happiness.

If you collect books but never get around to reading them, there’s a word for that

If you're in the habit of collecting books and never reading them, you might have what the Japanese call 'tsundoku.' The term is used to describe someone who owns a lot of unread literature.
We're not as good at dealing with change as we think.

Why we are bad at dealing with change — and 5 ways you can improve

Change affects every aspect of our life. But many of us probably aren't as well equipped to deal with changes as we think, and even positive changes can elicit a stress response. Here are 5 steps for helping you through the changes in your life.
If you need a pick me up, try a hug.

Hugs can improve our relationships, according to science — especially after an argument

Hugging has been shown to have numerous psychological and physiological benefits. According to a new study, having a cuddle after an argument can help improve your relationship.

Cherophobia is the fear of being happy — here are the signs you might have it

Cherophobia comes from the Greek word 'chairo,' which means 'to rejoice,' and it essentially means you are afraid of what might happen if you enjoy life too much. It's usually a defence mechanism that stems from trauma or conflict.
Can't choose your lunch? It could be because you have too many options.

Why you find it hard to pick your lunch or a Netflix show, according to new research

New research suggests more choice isn't always better, and the ideal amount of options may be between 8 and 15. In our lives, we are inundated with choice, and it can mean we often end up picking nothing as a result.
There are more male psychopaths than female ones.

The main differences between male and female psychopaths

Though research is limited, it's possible that male and female psychopaths differ in how they act. One study suggested female psychopaths manipulate with flirtation, while men are more physically aggressive and violent. Here's what we know so far.
Video games might make children more aggressive.

There’s even more evidence that video games could be making children violent

A new study analysing 24 research papers supports the theory that video games can increase aggression in children. But video games aren't necessarily all bad, and can be beneficial if played in moderation.

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed — and it has nothing to do with the brain

The answer to why some people are left handed could lie in your spinal cord, according to some research.