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The largest-ever analysis of couples' pronoun use affirms the relationship between 'we-talk' and interdependence. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The Real Power of ‘We’

A healthy relationship starts with the word “we.” Past research by UC Riverside psychologist Megan Robbins has emphasized the power of first-person personal pronouns such as “we” and “us” in relationships. “We-talk” is an indicator of interdependence, meaning partners affect…

Personality traits — such as agreeableness, conscientiousness, trust, and generosity — also affect behavior, but in smaller measure, and only initially. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Why You Also Need to Be Intelligent and Not Just Nice

New research has revealed how people’s intelligence, rather than their personality traits, leads to success. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Minnesota, and Heidelberg devised a series of games to find out which factors lead to cooperative behavior when people interact in social and…

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Simple Way to Massively Improve Crop Loss Simulations

Droughts or heat waves have consequences that spread beyond farmers anxiously watching their fields; these fluctuations in crop yields can send shockwaves through local and global food supplies and prices.…

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The Real Power of ‘We’

A healthy relationship starts with the word “we.” Past research by UC Riverside psychologist Megan Robbins has emphasized the power of first-person personal pronouns such as “we” and “us” in…

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Why You Also Need to Be Intelligent and Not Just Nice

New research has revealed how people’s intelligence, rather than their personality traits, leads to success. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Minnesota, and Heidelberg devised a series of games to…

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9 Short Stories With Big Lessons

These short stories show how a father raised his son with reason, so he could grow up to be a good person. Read these nine short stories, and perhaps apply…

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A Touching Story About a Garbage Collector

Hang Zhou Library changed its policy last year, opening its doors to garbage collectors, and the homeless on the condition that they washed their hands before entering.