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6 Annoying Speaking Habits You Have, According to Science

You say “you” instead of “we” istock/monkeybusinessimages Chances are, if the pronoun you use most often in conversation is “you,” the person on the receiving end either feels bossed around, judged, or otherwise accused. On the contrary, couples who favor words that foster togetherness (“we,” “us”) instead to separateness (“I,” “you”) are proven to be […]

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13 Easy (and Scientifically Proven!) Ways to Look Smarter

The science behind perceived intelligence mimagephotography/Shutterstock Sheepishly, Kevin Adkins admits that when he’s insecure, he uses big words to appear smarter. “Only when I need to impress the person,” says the 41-year-old. “Dates with women? Definitely. At the grocery store? Not so much.” Recently, when flirting with a stylist at the barber shop, he asked […]