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/Fit/izen using psychology to get GAINZ

/Fit/izen using psychology to get GAINZ Or is it a temperary thing.If I step using my placebo will it tix itself'?

The surprising stereotype holding young girls back

The surprising stereotype holding young girls back A 2016 study suggested a "masculine culture" in computer science and engineering makes girls feel like they don't belong.But she said the findings are just as revealing for young boys than they are for girls.

Alternativefacts.com exists and it's been redirected to the perfect site

Alternativefacts.com exists and it's been redirected to the perfect site The phrase "alternative facts" has lit up the internet since Kellyanne Conway infamously used it to describe the White House's version of Trump's sad inauguration crowd numbers.com, you'll be directed to an article on the site explaining the psychological phenomenon known as gaslighting.

Get a first look at Rihanna as Marion Crane in the final season of 'Bates Motel'

Get a first look at Rihanna as Marion Crane in the final season of 'Bates Motel' It'll take more than a rendition of "SOS" to save Rihanna in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel; the singer is taking on the iconic role of Marion Crane (made famous by Janet Leigh in Psycho) as the show ramps up towards its chilling conclusion.Freddie Highmore plays Norman Bates in Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse's contemporary prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock film, which returns Monday, February 20 at 10 p.

Brain scans help predict the stories we're likely to share

Brain scans help predict the stories we're likely to share The process of choosing what to share isn't as straightforward as it might seem.The researchers observed the neural activity in certain regions of the brain and also asked the participants whether they would share each story.

Your name could shape your face, new study suggests

Your name could shape your face, new study suggests But what if your appearance, particularly your face, somehow reflected the name you were given at birth?A new study suggests that each person's face, insanely enough, could actually be shaped by his or her name.

Meet the weaponized propaganda AI that knows you better than you know yourself

Meet the weaponized propaganda AI that knows you better than you know yourself They, and Cambridge Analytica as their agent, claim to be mindshare brokers of the highest order.There are a few fundamental tech applications that underlie what Cambridge Analytica claims it can do.

Forever alone: Why too much social media use might lead to loneliness

Forever alone: Why too much social media use might lead to loneliness A national study on young adults found that frequent use of social media might be associated with increased feelings of isolation.A big challenge for researchers is knowing which came first: The incessant use of social media, or the sense of social isolation, depression or anxiety.

Why You Should Scare the Crap Out of Yourself for Fun

Why You Should Scare the Crap Out of Yourself for Fun “I don’t like scary stuff,” you tell people—as if it’s an allergy of some kind.According to psychiatrist David Zald, thrilling activities like scary movies and spooky games activate a dopamine response in the brain.

Online crowdsourcing for psychology ain't without pitfalls

Online crowdsourcing for psychology ain't without pitfalls Psychologists have embraced Mechanical Turk with gusto, and many recent studies have drawn their data from Mechanical Turk subjects.But does online data really provide the solution?

This unexpected word helps you get through hard times

This unexpected word helps you get through hard times But, without even realizing it, there's something else you do all the time that probably helps dull the pain.A new study published in the journal Science found that using the generic form of the word "you" helps people make sense of and distance themselves from negative emotional experiences.

Depressed or Suicidal? AI Algorithm Detects What’s Hidden Beneath the Smile

Depressed or Suicidal? AI Algorithm Detects What’s Hidden Beneath the Smile To tease out the differences, the researchers looked at a handful of facial gestures displayed by three groups of people – those with suicidal ideation, depressed patients, and a medical control group.Remarkably, rather than frowning being the most telling feature in discriminating between depressed and suicidal patients, it was smiling.

Having an optimistic outlook can benefit your life — here’s how (American Family Insurance)

Having an optimistic outlook can benefit your life — here’s how (American Family Insurance) There’s something about people with a sunny disposition that one can’t help but envy.Well, aside from being fun at parties and easy to take out to dinner, happy people have something else going for then: A means to a better life.

The eclipse: From ancient paganism to American history, it's been a thing

The eclipse: From ancient paganism to American history, it's been a thing From occult and pagan lore to American history and yes, Hollywood, solar eclipses have been harbingers of doom, transformation, and revolution since time immemorial.So, in celebration of our astrological insignificance, let's dive into a brief, abridged human history of the solar eclipse.

Stop your bad habits with this shock-inducing wristband (yes, really)

Stop your bad habits with this shock-inducing wristband (yes, really) So, we've never met, but we'll still go out on a limb and guess that you've probably got a bad habit or two.)  Well, now that we've established that, there’s a new habit-breaking gadget that you might want to consider: the Pavlok Electro Wristband.