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The Anatomy of Charisma

What makes a person magnetic and why we should be wary.

The Man Who Played with Absolute Power

A chat with the creator of the Stanford Prison Experiment.

Does Depression Have an Evolutionary Purpose?

Some psychologists believe suicide and depression can be strategic.

Against Willpower

Willpower is a dangerous, old idea that needs to be scrapped.

How to Be Lucky

It pays to imagine your life is on a winning streak.

Video Games Are Changing the Hero

This is what happens when we can occupy our heroes’ bodies.

Sick for Attention

Meet five Munchausen patients who went to desperate lengths to fake illness.

Catch Us If You Can

We like impostor stories because we’re afraid we’re impostors ourselves.

Feel Different: Breaking Your Cell Phone’s Hold

Unreliable rewards trap us into addictive cell phone use, but they can also get us out.