“I” is one of the most common words in the English language, something experts have often thought was the result of the human desire for trust and intimacy. But a new study says the main reason we talk about ourselves so much is simply because our brains like it.
Unless you’re psychic, predicting a stranger’s character traits can be difficult. But if you see someone engage in a random act of kindness, new research indicates you can at least assume that person is humble.
Where has all the commercialism gone? This year, the majority of Americans “don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree,” as Mariah Carey sings. Their favorite aspect of the holiday season is the time they get to spend with loved ones.
Researchers from the French business school École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris and Illinois’ Northwestern University might have discovered a reason that poorer people tend to eat larger portions of food.