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How to Recognize If You're Being 'Lovebombed' by a Narcissist

Gary Chapman’s 1992 book The Five Love Languages described the various ways that people display affection in romantic relationships. It became something of a cultural touchstone, putting in relatable terms how people use physical touch, acts of service, words of affirmation, quality time, and giving gifts to…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Romance, Fka Twigs, Narcissism, Human Behavior, Mind, Lifehacks, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Shia LaBeouf, Self Esteem, Gary Chapman, Tahliah Barnett, Human Interest, Suzanne Degges White, Narcissistic Supply, Denise Dunne

How to Avoid Transition-Based Tantrums

Toddlers throw tantrums for all kinds of reasons, both logical and illogical. A fit could be thrown for the understandable reason that they’re simply tired at the end of a long day, or they could be fine one second and ultra-pissed that you dared to pour their milk into the green cup when you should have known they…Read more...
Tags: Childhood, Parenting, Toddler, Human Behavior, Lifehacks, Tantrum, Human Nature

Is Your 'Attachment Style' Causing Your Relationship Problems?

The ways we were raised have an effect on our abilities to maintain healthy relationships. That particular can of worms is addressed in all manner of self help and mental health practices, but as of late, you’ve likely been hearing about most in relation to something called “attachment theory.”Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Love, Human Behavior, Mind, Lifehacks, Human Development, Psychoanalysis, Attachment In Adults, Attachment Theory, Rachel Heller, Interpersonal Relationships, Secure Attachment, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Michael Aaron, Amir Levine, Jenna Birch

America's Leaders Have No Clue What to Do About Disinformation

As disinformation and misinformation have increasingly been blamed for rising political extremism and polarization in the U.S., lawmakers have naturally sought to cobble together some sort of legislative response. The problem is that Congress is, themselves, so polarized that they can’t seem to agree on how to do…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Congress, Articles, America, Journalism, Comcast, Att, Fox News, Human Behavior, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Bernie Sanders, Luna, Misinformation

Everything You Need to Consider Before Having Another Child

In many ways, deciding whether to have another child is even harder than deciding on having the first one. It’s a lot more complex than asking “Do we want more children and do we have enough money?” Adding another child is almost like creating a whole new family again. Here are some things you should consider as you…Read more...
Tags: Family, Parenting, Articles, Sibling, Social Issues, Anthropology, Human Behavior, Lifehacks, Special Delivery, Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegation, Kinship And Descent, Tempting Fate

How My Beginning Meditation Practice Is Going

As part of Lifehacker’s Fitness challenge, I am trying out various meditation techniques for 30 days. This is the second week of my challenge, and I’ve taken a new step towards developing a consistent meditation routine: I increased the length of my meditation sessions and tried midday meditation rather than morning…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Meditation, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Human Behavior, Mind, Lifehacks, Anxiety Disorder, Headspace, Mindbody Interventions, Buddhist Meditation, Effects Of Meditation, Christian Meditation

How Beginning a Meditation Practice Is Going

 As part of Lifehacker’s Fitness challenge, I am trying out various meditation techniques for 30 days. This is the second week of my challenge, and I’ve taken a new step towards developing a consistent meditation routine: I increased the length of my meditation sessions and tried midday meditation rather than morning…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Meditation, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Human Behavior, Mind, Lifehacks, Anxiety Disorder, Headspace, Mindbody Interventions, Buddhist Meditation, Effects Of Meditation, Christian Meditation

What Is the Best Parenting Advice You Ever Received?

A lot of parenting advice is bad advice. It’s not just that standards and societal norms change over time, it’s also that when something works for one parent and one child, that one parent tends to see their method as the “right” way or the best way—or even the only way. But for every parent who would never let their…Read more...
Tags: Childhood, Family, Parenting, Human Behavior, Gender Equality, Lifehacks, Human Development, Human Interest, Childrens Rights

Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest Add Support Features to Help Users Struggling With Eating Disorders

Social media has long been the bane and the muse of anyone suffering from an eating disorder. To exist online with a pulse in the year 2012 was to understand the cesspool of “thinspiration”-style content that proliferated on platforms like Tumblr, Xanga and Pinterest, and more recently, the rise of “influencer”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pinterest, Articles, Social Media, Software, Eating Disorders, Self Harm, Social Issues, Human Behavior, Anorexia Nervosa, National Eating Disorders Association, Body Shape, Culture Bound Syndromes, Pro Ana, Tumblr Xanga

Did Neanderthals Have the Capacity for Verbal Language?

The Neanderthal of popular imagination is a hideous, ape-like being, lumbering around with his or her crude spear. Rarely do we picture this person, or pre-person, engaged in any kind of conversation, beyond the occasional grunt-off over a spoiled piece of meat. But—depending on which archaeologist/linguist you happen…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Human Behavior, Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic, Human Evolution, Neanderthal, Pleistocene, Homo heidelbergensis, Branches Of Biology, Stone Age Europe, Early Modern Human, Hyoid Bone

Here's What It's Like to Begin a Meditation Practice

For the next few weeks, I’ll be taking over the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge by developing a healthy meditation routine for mental and physical wellness. The idea of meditation is actually quite stressful for me, so attempting to clear my mind (which is continually racing) has always been anxiety-inducing. I’ve…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Meditation, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Human Behavior, Lifehacks, Headspace, Spiritual Practice, Guided Meditation, Mindbody Interventions, Buddhist Meditation, Effects Of Meditation, Christian Meditation

Fix Your Bad Mood With a Selfless Act

A single morning commute is enough time to gather a thousand seething resentments. People shove, litter, smoke while blocking the sidewalk, speak to you without wearing a mask. By the time you make it safely back home, you might be in full Rorschach-from-Watchmen mode. Instead, fill yourself with the cleansing fire of…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Kindness, Giving, Emotions, Human Behavior, Mind, Lifehacks, Random Acts of Kindness Day, Virtue, Random Act Of Kindness, Rorschach Test

How to Tame Your Triggers Around Your Kids

A parent I work with once asked me, “When will my child stop doing the things that make me absolutely lose it?” I had no choice but to give her the good news and the bad news: The good news is that they will likely eventually grow out of it. The bad news is that they’ll start doing something else that will push your…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Articles, Mental Health, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Emotions, Human Behavior, Anger, Lifehacks, Special Delivery, Lucia, Martina, Psychological Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Victimology, Transgenerational Trauma

How to Spot the Difference Between Sympathy and Empathy

The words “sympathy” and “empathy” are often used interchangeably, but while both refer to how one responds to another’s suffering, they do not mean the same thing or offer the same experience for either you or the person receiving them.Read more...
Tags: Articles, Empathy, Emotions, Human Behavior, Sympathy, Mind, Sadness, Lifehacks, Human Interest, Interpersonal Relationships, Moral Psychology, Against Empathy, Virtue, Empathy Altruism

Do Sex and Masturbation Really Affect Your Workouts?

When you’re trying to add muscle or build endurance you might consider what you eat, how much you sleep, and even how often you masturbate or have sex. But how much does sexual activity affect your gains? Read more...
Tags: Human Behavior, Behavior, Masturbation, Lifehacks, Orgasm, Testosterone, Organic Compounds, Sexual Acts, Gabaa Receptor Positive Allosteric Modulators, Estrogens, Androgen, Androstanes, Enones

Treat Valentine's Day Like a Dinner Party for Two

No one should go to a restaurant for Valentine’s day dinner this year, but that does not mean you should resign yourself to eating out of styrofoam takeout clamshells or greasy pizza boxes. (Eating the pizza directly from the box is a hack—just not a hack for romance.) Whether you’re cooking your meal or phoning it…Read more...
Tags: Tea, Food And Drink, Human Behavior, Lifehacks, Dining, Dinner, Meals, Salad, Valentine, Plate, Hospitality Recreation, Cold Plate

Avatar Heads to RPGs, Lord of the Rings Goes There and Back Again, and More Gaming News

Welcome back to , io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, everything changes when the fire nation rolls for initiative, Magic: The Gathering celebrates Black History Month, and Games Workshop figures out another way to ease you into the worlds of Warhammer.
Tags: Gaming, Games, Science, Sports, Human Behavior, Chaos, Nerd Culture, RPG, Warhammer, Tabletop Games, Games Workshop, Fantasy Flight Games, Miniature Wargames, Role Playing, Warhammer Fantasy, Black History Month and Games Workshop

What to Say to an Angry Person Instead of 'Calm Down'

Anger is an ironic condition, and in a fit of frustration or rage, the last thing anyone wants to be told is to “calm down.” When someone’s seething, it’s the worst bit of advice, even if it’s the one thing they need to do to process things more clearly. Read more...
Tags: Articles, Violence, Emotions, Human Behavior, Anger, Mind, Lifehacks, Conflict Resolution

Use These 3 Skills to Increase Your Emotional Agility

If you’ve found yourself having an overblown reaction to something relatively small during the past year or so, you’re not alone. We’re all juggling so much—mentally and emotionally—that it can be difficult to continuously have to process everything that comes our way. These can be anything from major threats—like the…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Compassion, Emotions, Human Behavior, Anger, Mind, Sadness, Lifehacks, Curiosity, Feeling, Limbic System, Human Interest, Virtue, Subjective Experience

The Pick-Up Artists Found Their Final Form at the Capitol Siege

For years, Patrick Stedman made a modest income deprogramming clients out of “the harmful (and hidden) mindset holding men back in dating.” In blog posts and sales pitches, he described himself as a former “social outcast” turned “playboy” who had dated four women simultaneously and thrown parties which hundreds…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Human Behavior, Alt Right, United States Capitol, Human Nature, Proud Boys, United States Capitol Police, QAnon, Pickup Artist, Capitol Siege, Far Right Politics In The United States, Electoral Violence, Storming Of The United States Capitol, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture

Bring Three Key Stories With You to Your Next Job Interview

The next time you’re preparing for a job interview, instead of trying to rehearse answers to dozens of common questions, think of three sweeping stories that describe times you did great work, worked successfully with difficult people, or rose to a challenge. Real stories and tangible conversations go farther than…Read more...
Tags: Interview, Articles, Human Behavior, Recruitment, Job Interview, Lifehacks, Question, Survey Methodology, Observation, Lifehacker

Be Ready to Answer These Questions at Just About Any Job Interview

Most job interviews come with a set of stock questions, with a few additional that are specific to the job and company culture. And while many of the stock questions seem easy to answer, it’s always best to know and rehearse your answers before you head into an interview. Preparation is key, even for a simple question…Read more...
Tags: Interview, Articles, Grammar, Human Behavior, Recruitment, Job Interview, Lifehacks, Test, Question, Psychometrics, Human Activities, Job Analysis

Is Technology Making Me More Depressed?

At what passes for its best, technology would seem equipped to provide a slight relief from tedium/despair, or a semi-efficient if error-prone method of trying to keep in touch with your parents. What it seems wholly unequipped to provide is “happiness.” Think of the most smartphone-dependent people you know. Do they…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Technology, Depression, Mood, Phones, Human Behavior, Sadness

Acetaminophen increases risk-taking, according to study

People under the influence of acetaminophen (aka paracetamol, Tylenol, Panadol) engage in more risky behavior, according to a study published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. From The Ohio State University: People who took acetaminophen rated activities like "bungee jumping off a tall bridge" and "speaking your mind about an unpopular issue in a meeting at work" as less risky than people who took a placebo, researchers found.Use of the drug also led people to take more risk...
Tags: Post, News, Drugs, Human Behavior, Ohio State University, Baldwin Way

Notes: On Quantifiable Taste

Harboring identity statistics that do not impact our health or wellbeing On the morning of 2 January, I purchased my first monthly MetroCard of the decade. The act made me wonder if I had actually bought 12 of them in 2019 or if my travel schedule had prevented it. I didn’t keep track. I could have looked through Mint to see my transaction history—but I …
Tags: Health, Notes, Apps, Spotify, Books, Music, TV, Design, Movies, Traveling, Films, Social Media, Tech, Information, Data, Reading

The Evolutionary Reason We Love Big, Blood-Curdling Screams

Screams may seem simple, but they can actually convey a complex set of emotions
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Human Behavior, Syndication, Onetime

Humans Built Complex Societies Before They Invented Moral Gods

The appearance of moralizing gods in religion occurred after—and not before—the emergence of large, complex societies, according to new research. This finding upturns conventional thinking on the matter, in which moralizing gods are typically cited as a prerequisite for social complexity.Read more...
Tags: Science, Religion, History, Anthropology, Human Behavior, Social Science, Complex Societies, Ancient Religions, Moralizing Gods

Loose Ends: What a Person’s Body Language Means

The signs are all there, right in front of you. Including that weird thing with the thumb and pinky.
Tags: News, Human Behavior, Body Language

Pornography use increased when Fortnite crashed for 24 hours

The Journal of Behavioral Addictions found that when people can't play Fortnite they will masturbate. In April 2018, the servers of the popular video game “Fortnite” crashed for 24 hr. During this period, Pornhub (a popular pornographic website) analyzed trends in pornography access, finding that: (a) the percentage of gamers accessing Pornhub increased by 10% and (b) the searches of pornographic videos using the key term “Fortnite” increased by 60%. Image: vrcosplayx (NSFW) [via new shelt...
Tags: Post, News, Nsfw, Human Behavior, Pornhub, Fortnite