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30 Articles That Can Change Your Life


Hi! My name is Vanessa Van Edwards and I am a recovering awkward person. I do research on human behavior to try to figure out what makes us tick. I also write funny, science-based, sometimes life-changing articles about the science of people. I’m allergic to boring and am addicted to giving you aha moments. Here is a sampling of some of my favorites. Enjoy!

Watch This First

Hey, it’s me on CBS News This Morning with Charlie Rose!

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Listen to This First

From my segment on The Laura Ingraham Show on how to deal with awkward moments:

Read These First

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Our Original Research

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Current Experiments–play with us!

Social Skills:

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Anti-Awkward:

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Need a Laugh:

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Deep Thinkers:

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About Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and behavioral investigator. She is a Huffington Post columnist and her courses and research has been featured on CNN, Forbes, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. As a published Penguin author, Vanessa regularly speaks and appears in the media to talk about her research. She is a sought after consultant and speaker.


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