Trade-up effect: How a sexy stranger can wreck your relationship

Just because you’re coupled up doesn’t mean that you won’t still get butterflies when a tall, dark stranger asks for your phone number....

Your self-control is finite, so spend it well

If you're trying to lose weight, your chances of success might increase if you avoid other activities requiring a lot of self-control...

A sunny outlook can help your body handle stress

When the funny men of Monty Python first sang, "always look on the bright side of life..." they didn't know they were touting serious...

'Kids Jeopardy!' controversy offers lesson in losing

Losing sucks. And it is tough watching your child lose at something he really wants to win. But teaching your children to handle loss...

Soda study shows limiting size makes us want to gulp more

A month after a judge threw out New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sodas, a new study has found that Americans...

How to lose 10 pounds: Change your eating environment

We all know that to lose weight, we have to eat less food. It’s time to address the 3 major habits to we all need to break to trim...

Women worry more than men, study says

In the survey, which took place in 2010 and 2011, about 22 percent of women said they felt worried, nervous, or anxious daily or...

Women in their 50s are more empathetic, research shows

Ladies in your 50s, give yourselves a pat on the back. And maybe pat a few friends while you're at it: After all, new research shows...

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Stop calling yourself old, says a new study

We know better than to call ourselves -- or each other -- fat. (That doesn't mean we don't do it, but we do at least kinda know better.)...

Why singles and couples annoy each other

Just in time for Valentine's Day, science has revealed the reason why coupled people pity singles and why singles think couples are...

To feel happier, tell others what you're grateful for

Bridget Jones may have been onto something. Keeping a diary of positive life experiences has already been shown to offer heaps of...

Get more done by bribing yourself with different rewards

It's February -- meaning your gung ho attitude about that New Year's resolution might be starting to wane. Fortunately, tempting...