Giving your child a time-out won't cause long-term damage

2019-10-01 04:45

Time-out is one of the only child discipline strategies recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

5 negative emotions, including anger and guilt, that you can turn into positives

2019-05-13 11:20

We often feel overwhelmed by negative emotions like shame, guilt, and jealousy, but it doesn't have to be that way.

'New' killer whales have moved to South Africa - and are feasting on local great white sharks

2019-02-05 14:09

There has been a dramatic decline in shark numbers in Cape Town.

Why we are bad at dealing with change — and 5 ways you can improve

2018-10-15 12:57

Even positive changes can elicit a stress response.

Why you find it hard to pick your lunch or a Netflix show, according to new research

2018-10-08 20:53

New research suggests more choice isn't always better.

If you've ever accidentally poured milk in the bin or put your keys in the fridge, new research could explain why

2018-07-26 18:27

Thinking about an action can make our bodies involuntarily do it.

Why vegetarians are from Knysna and meat-eaters from the Karoo

2018-06-28 09:34

The theory of factor endowments provides important insights into why we do things in a certain way – from how we get married to what we eat.

We're all probably a bit narcissistic — here's how you can use 4 of your dark personality traits to your advantage

2018-05-24 17:06

Dark triad personality traits are a spectrum, and we all fall on them somewhere. In fact, if you shy away from traits such as grandiosity, confidence, and entitlement, you could be doing yourself a disservice.

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

2018-05-15 08:30

Some people use the term "introvert" as an insult, but introverted people are not the insular hermits you might think they are. Introversion is actually all down to how your brain is wired.

You could sleep better if you're nice to your work colleagues — or worse if you aren't

2018-04-17 17:00

People can stress over their work behaviour, causing insomnia.

Watch: Glaring at seagulls makes them less likely to steal your food

Worried about protecting your seaside chips from pesky seagulls? Scientists believe the answer lies in a good old-fashioned stare down.

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The surprisingly positive impact OCD can have on your life

2019-05-10 12:57

People with obsessive compulsive disorder live day to day with anxiety and obsessive thoughts. But once they learn to conquer their thoughts and actions, they can live more successfully after treatment than they did prior to the condition on-setting.

Getting Botox could make sex less enjoyable because your face isn't as expressive

2018-10-28 07:59

A small study demonstrated the importance of facial expressions during intercourse.

Hugs can improve our relationships, according to science — especially after an argument

2018-10-11 21:14

But if someone isn't into cuddles, it's best not to try and force it out of them.

The main differences between male and female psychopaths

2018-10-04 13:33

One study suggests female psychopaths manipulate with flirtation, while men are more physically aggressive and violent.

3 terrible behaviours social media carelessly endorses

2018-07-11 12:23

It’s not okay to film people without their permission – and then ask Twitter to do a search to find out the identity of the people you’re filming.

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed — and it has nothing to do with the brain

2018-06-04 17:57

The answer to why some people are left handed could lie in your spinal cord, according to international research which also came from South Africa.

Constantly imagining the worst case scenario is called 'catastrophising' — here's how to stop your mind from doing it

2018-05-15 17:25

Catastrophising is when you let your mind constantly jump to the worst possible conclusions, and it's a very difficult habit to break. Here's why it's so common and how to stop yourself doing it.

Here's what's really going on in your brain when you experience 'FOMO' — the fear of missing out

2018-04-24 16:10

Nobody can attend everything, but we get FOMO nonetheless.

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