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Plants Have a Social Life, Too

We may not think of them as outgoing beings, but it appears that plants have evolved ways to know who is growing nearby. After decades of seeing plants as passive recipients of fate, scientists have found them capable of behaviors once thought unique to animals.

How not to brush your teeth

Demanding consistent cleaning and flossing, teeth are the first thing we think about in the morning and the last thing we see in the mirror at night. We buy expensive electric brushes, pastes, floss and even bleaching strips for our chompers. We teach our kids to brush them twice a day, or after meals and we give them pointers on how to brush them. But do we even know the correct way to brush our own teeth? At least we aren’t using urine to bleach them anymore.

Should you trust your first impression?

You can’t help it; sometimes, you just get a bad feeling about someone that’s hard to shake. So, what’s happening in your brain when you make that critical (and often lasting) first judgment? Peter Mende-Siedlecki shares the social psychology of first impressions — and why they may indicate that, deep down, people are basically good.