This Picture Helps People Control Their Thoughts

Cognitive control helps people resist temptations and make decisions that benefit them in the long-term. Pictures of cold temperatures help people to control their thoughts, new research finds. Imagining yourself in that cold environment helps to ‘cool down’ any quick…

The Facial Flaw That Makes Men Look More Attractive

It could be a sign of bravery and health. Women find small facial scars attractive when looking for a short-term relationship, research finds. Previously it was thought scars made men look less attractive in this context. However, it seems women…

The Secret to Helping Children Thrive (And It’s Not a Theory or a Technique)

I recently visited a kindergarten classroom to observe a child with “behavior problems.” When I arrived, the little boy was busying himself with an art project. He and his classmates were building towers out of cardboard box pieces. Everything seemed…

The 5 Most Attractive Personality Traits

These five character traits are more attractive than your education or genetics. Playfulness is one of the more attractive personality traits, psychologists have found. Playful people are also particularly keen for their partners to be playful. The playful prefer someone…