But Why?

Why Would Someone Do That? Here, psych experts decipher the reasons behind the most puzzling human behavior mysteries.

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Why Is It So Hard for Some People to Acknowledge Racism? Here's What Experts Say

Americans have been taking part in difficult discussions around race all year, but some people refuse to see that racism is real.

Why Do Some People Refuse to Wear a Face Mask in Public?

Not wearing a face mask invites public shaming, not to mention boosts your risk of COVID-19. So what keeps some of us from putting one on?

People Are Coughing on Food and Pretending to Have Coronavirus—Why Would Someone Do That?

Incidents of people coughing, spitting, and licking things in public while claiming to have COVID-19 keep hitting the news cycle. We asked psych experts to break down the MO behind these threats.

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Why Do People Cheat? A Sex Therapist Has Some Fascinating Insight

Been cheated on? Turns out it really might be about them, not you. Health's new column, "Why Would Someone Do That?" explains.