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These other factors sway who seems ‘too fat’

Gender, race, and age influence our perceptions of people as “too fat” or “thin enough,” research shows. “It looks like obesity is in the eye of the …

5 Awesome Cars That Might Surprise You

When you’re thinking about purchasing a new car, it can be tempting to stick with what you know. If you have always gone with a certain make of car and been …

To experience beauty, you’ll have to think

In order to experience beauty, we must think, a new study suggests, confirming the 18th-century idea of Immanuel Kant’s about the relationship between beauty …

Nice clothes could get you better restaurant service

Restaurant servers believe well-dressed customers are most likely to leave good tips, research shows. This judgment could result in better service for those …

Here’s why your dart game will suffer if you throw fast

The act of throwing—whether it’s a dart at a board or a ball of paper into a wastebasket—involves a complex trade-off between speed and accuracy. Humans …

Mindfulness may not work as well for men

Mindfulness courses have less effect on the attitudes and emotions of men than on those of women, new research suggests. In a study of a scholarly course on …

4 Important Health Benefits of Fishing

Recreational fishing is more than a hobby, it’s a valuable life skill. Survivalists make strong cases about why most people should learn to fish. It keeps …

How buying lunch a lot can kill your budget

Dining out frequently can make it harder to control a food budget, new research suggests. People who eat out often tend to underestimate the amount they’d …

Are musical scales tuned to suit how humans sing?

There is a long-standing belief that musical scales arose from simple harmonic ratios. But scientists are proposing a different source: the mistuning of the …

Psychology explains how to win an Oscar

If you want to win an Oscar it is best to be an American actor in a film that portrays American culture. That is the conclusion of a paper published today, …