Our brains sometimes create ‘false memories’ — but science suggests we could be better off this way

Jakob Owens / Unsplash We all trust our own memories, but we might not be remembering things exactly as they happened. Memories can be distorted, or even completely made up. False memories have been manipulated to make people confess to crimes they didn’t commit. ‘Fuzzy trace theory’ helps explain where false memories come from. In […]

The woman who pressured Massage Envy to take action against sexual assault says that sometimes companies ‘need a crisis’ to tackle problems

Facebook / Massage Envy Danielle Dick started a Change.org petition for Massage Envy to change its policies after she says she was sexually assaulted by an employee. This week, Massage Envy unveiled major changes to its policies, which Dick says she wishes “happened years ago.”  Dick will serve on the company’s new safety council.    […]

Women sometimes cheat on their husbands — but not for the reasons you think

Ranta Images / Shutterstock Sociologist Alicia Walker researched why women cheat on their husbands. She found out that the clichés about what women look for in lovers is not necessarily true. Women told her that they often cheat to stay married to husbands they loved, not to leave them. If you ask someone the worst […]

Rafael Nadal has to be smarter sometimes… this is why – Greg Rusedski

Those are the thoughts of Greg Rusedski. Nadal lost his opening round robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals to David Goffin last night 7-6 (7-5) 6-7, (4-7) 6-4. After his defeat, Nadal announced he would not be continuing in the tournament, bringing his season to an end earlier than expected. The Spaniard has […]

Why people held captive by terrorist groups sometimes convert to Islam

Screenshot via YouTube/HBwoodTV – Media Collections Given their statements and attitudes after their release from captivity, it is likely that Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle, the couple who were held in captivity for five years in Afghanistan in Pakistan by a Taliban-affiliated group, converted to Islam during their ordeal. Several prominent terror hostages like James Foley, […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Review: A Sometimes Frustrating Trip ‘Beyond the Wall’

(In our coverage of Game of Thrones season 7, we’ll be examining each episode with one simple question in mind – which character is winning the game of thrones this week?) “Beyond the Wall” may be the most frustrating episode of Game of Thrones ever produced. It’s a technical marvel, filled with characters we love placed into situations […]

Is United Basic Economy Sometimes More Expensive Than Regular Coach?

Is United Basic Economy Sometimes More Expensive Than Coach? Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]