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What sort of person becomes a troll, and why?

Is the so-called ‘Dark Triad’ key to understanding trolls? Here, psychologists reveal everything you need to know.

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Want to avoid burnout? Embracing curiosity could be the answer

Approaching the world with a curious mindset could be the answer to reducing our stress levels.

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We know who’s to blame for your FOMO – and it’s not who you think

Our fear of missing out is dictating our lives – and it’s time we took control.

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Overcome those feelings of dread with this simple escape tactic.

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The murky world of subliminal messages in YouTube videos

Millions of people are turning to ‘subliminals’, but what are the true effects?

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Apparently we're all on a hedonic treadmill, but it's time to press the emergency stop button

A psychologist explains WTF is going on.

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Why are we so obsessed with Cheer (and everything else on TV right now)?

Nobody can stop us. Nobody.

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Suffering from work burnout? Here’s why you should try the 42% rule

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? This scientifically approved formula could be the solution.

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This is the key to making good habits stick, according to science

It's all about that magic word: friction.

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Do you struggle to deal with the stress of impending deadlines at work? You're not alone.

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Can't let go of clutter? Ask these 2 simple questions to embrace your inner Marie Kondo

It's so much easier than you think.

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Why self-control actually has little to do with willpower

Psychologists reveal the science behind self-restraint.

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Does the news make you anxious? You could have a “sticky mind”

Here’s how to deal with this common symptom of anxiety.

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This is what makes a good liar, according to science

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Keep bickering with your partner? Don’t worry, it’s totally normal

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Research shows your bullying boss will face the consequences

A gratifying study has found bad bosses will always get their comeuppance. This is how.

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Why faking your emotions at work is more damaging than you think

Faking a positive attitude not only puts us under psychological stress, it can damage our careers, too.

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This is what happens to our bodies when we’re burnt out

From delayed periods to headaches and dizziness, these are the tell-tale symptoms to look out for.

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