social psychology

How Reverse Psychology Works

You have very likely used reverse psychology before, trying to persuade someone to do something you want by suggesting they do the opposite. What's behind the bizarre reaction this elicits?

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Extremely interesting articles on lucid dreaming, sabotage through slacking and lots more.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on currency as art, a murder-solving lunch club, travel journalism and more.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of great articles, some of them really good. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Josh and Chuck read tons of articles. Many are terrible, but some are great. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read a ton of material. Here are links to the best of the bunch. Enjoy them with our compliments.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week, Josh and Chuck read tons of material. Here they share with you the best of the bunch. Enjoy it in good health.

You know how there are a lot of elderly couples out there who look a lot like each other. A lot of them are because they're cousins, which I suspect was more okay back in olden times when you had to stock the farm with as many people as you could and it didn't really matter how divergent their genetic lines were. There are also plenty of elderly married couples that look alike who aren't related in any way, and it's these couples who have long puzzled researchers. A 1987 study that sought to get to the bottom of this was recently sent to me by Stuff They Don't Want You to Know's Ben Bowlin, who comes up with good stuff pretty much all the time.