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Emotional Intelligence

Do Big Boys Cry?

The teacher walks into a noisy class, some are sitting on the desks chatting, while another set is listening to the latest song by Patoranking, nodding their heads and talking about how dope it is. And you? You are simply being a good student, trying to catch up on your school work. The teacher observes [...]

This Is Why You’re More Likely To Cry When You’re Very Happy

We often find ourselves crying -- the universal sign for unhappiness -- when we feel overwhelmed with intense positive emotions. According to a new study, we may display this sort of negative reaction to a joyful experience as a way of keeping ourselves from getting too overwhelmed with good feelings. The study, conducted at Yale [...]

Why Smiling Too Much May Be Bad For You

"Keep smiling" may not be the best piece of advice or coping strategy for some people after all, suggests new research. The researchers found that smiling frequently may actually make people feel worse if they're sort of faking it — grinning even though they feel down. When people force themselves to smile because they hope [...]

Kindness Really Does Make You More Attractive

If teen movies have anything to say about it, the hottest people are usually also the meanest, while the nice guys are the ones who can't get a date. But according to some rather encouraging new research, an attractive personality may be one of the most important factors in perceived beauty. In other words, being [...]

Explained: Why we all make the same ‘Angry Face’ when we are provoked

When we get angry, we all tend to make the same face -- lowering our eyebrows, clenching our jaws, and flaring our nostrils. But as to why people all around the world make that same angry face, scientists really weren't quite sure. Until now. A new study suggests that our facial expression of anger evolved [...]