Is Stockholm Syndrome real? Learn about the survival tactic that leads captives to sympathize with their captors.
There are some psychological reasons why being put on hold is such a frustrating experience.
Every time a new year rolls around, people set out to better themselves. But why do we make these promises to ourselves, and where did this tradition come from? We can start by blaming the ancient Babylonians.
There's new insight into the reasons we're not down with clowns.
What is a placebo? Technically, a Latin phrase meaning ‘I will please.’ It’s also a Catholic prayer and a clever insult.
Some 19th-century scientists embraced psychical research, while others tried to debunk the sensational stories.
A grocery store’s layout strategy is very calculated—and rearranging inventory is meant to confuse you.
Everywhere you turn these days, it seems like there’s a new—and wildly successful—book, podcast, or show devoted to a crime. Which raises the question: Why are we so obsessed with true crime? Here’s what the experts have to say.
We know chemistry when we feel it, but we don't always know why we're drawn to one person over another. Science has some answers … but not all of them.
When kids ask if Santa is real, is it time to come clean?
Holiday movies play to our nostalgia bias, a cognitive process that makes us long for past times because we think they were somehow better than now.
Color illusions get pretty complicated when there are multi-colored lines involved like there are in this image.
Did Tom Cruise really dance in his underwear and a pair of Ray-Bans in 'Risky Business'? If you answered “yes,” you might be suffering from the Mandela Effect.
To Sigmund Freud, there wasn’t one. But the terms aren’t always cited as synonyms.
The difference between jealousy and envy comes down to what’s motivating your feelings—but there’s often overlap.
As one of the oldest colors in the world, red symbolizes aggression, power, and passion. Here are some surprising facts about the hue.
This ASMR video of a tortoise chowing down on some veggies is as fun to watch as it is to listen to.
If you remember the Berenstein Bears or the movie 'Shazam' starring Sinbad, you're a victim of the Mandela effect.
If you want to squish and snuggle every floofy doggo you come across, you're not alone. You may be experiencing cute aggression.
According to researchers, buying your pet a gift instead of spending money on yourself can increase your own level of happiness.
Supermarkets don't let in much—if any—natural light. It's another example of how retailers mess with your mind.
According to this 'Frasier' fan theory, Frasier Crane imagines the events of his spinoff show while passed out outside Cheers bar.
It’s not that your parents are bad at remembering names, it’s that they’re storing all your names in the same place.
Whether you're suffering from 'COVID anxiety syndrome' or plain social awkwardness, here are some tips for readjusting to your previous daily routines.