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Can Great Apes Read Your Mind?

Christopher Krupenye, Max Planck Institute One of the things that defines humans most is our ability to read others’ minds – that is, to make...

Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again

Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions. That’s why people born blind can perform...

The Internet Is Killing Most Languages

You might be living through another mass extinction of species—brought on by us humans, who have been changing climate and fragmenting habitats at an...

The Sales Shrink: Behavior Therapy #8 – “Listen With Your Eyes”

by Tina Cherpes, Featured Contributor “IT's LIKE herding cats” Jodie chuckled as she described a typical Saturday afternoon coaching her nine-year-old daughter’s soccer team.  “I...

Test Your Regional Slang

How well does this test of regional slang reveal where you’re from? Answer the questions below to find out. What do you call sweetened carbonated...

The 39 Worst Words, Phrases, and Parts of Speech of 2013

Many words were spoken in 2013. Not all of them were created equal. Here is a brief, but by no means complete, guide to...

English Has a New Preposition “Because” Internet

Let's start with the dull stuff, because pragmatism. The word "because," in standard English usage, is a subordinating conjunction, which means that it connects...

6 Things You Need to Know About Body Language

Giving an interview or speech? Better read through this list to find out whether your body language is turning off the audience. via 6 things...

The 4 Ways You Can Use Body Language To Influence Success

f you see someone frowning, head bowed, shoulders slumped, it’s a fair bet they’re feeling low in confidence. But which came first: the slumped...

World Cultures Explained Through Language.

A world traveler who speaks ten languages, British linguist Richard Lewis decided he was qualified to plot the world's cultures on a chart. Many people...