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A Natural History of Vampires

Medveđa, Serbia. Jan. 1732 -- The Carpathian mountains loomed ominously to the east, as if nature herself was conspiring with evil. In the valley below a shadow had been draped over the corpses that now littered the quiet cemetery...

October 31, 2011 — Eric Michael Johnson

The Science of Happiness

Learn the latest psychology behind why it's hard to be happy, and take our quiz to learn how your contentment compares to that in other cultures

October 29, 2011

Quiz: How Happy Are You?

Answer these 11 simple questions to compare your score with worldwide data

October 28, 2011 — Ingrid Wickelgren

The Many Faces of Happiness

Cultural twists on the concept hint at new ways of lifting your spirits and making you more content with life

October 28, 2011 — Suzann Pileggi Pawelski

Culture of Shock

Fifty years after Stanley Milgram conducted his series of stunning experiments, psychologists are revisiting his findings on the nature of obedience

October 27, 2011 — Stephen Reicher and S. Alexander Haslam

Are Men Funnier Than Women?

A new study finds that the humor gap between the sexes is more stereotype than reality. Christie Nicholson reports

October 24, 2011

Answers in Your Dreams

When you fall asleep, you enter an alternative state of consciousness--a time when true inspiration can strike

October 20, 2011 — Deirdre Barrett

Steven Pinker: Violence Is Lower Than Ever

Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker talked about the thesis of his new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, at the ScienceWriters2011 conference in Flagstaff on October 17...

October 18, 2011
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