Prehistoric conflict hastened human brain's capacity for collaboration

Warfare not only hastened human technological progress and vast social and political changes, but may have greatly contributed to the evolutionary emergence of humans' high intelligence and ability to work together toward common goals, according to ...

Nov 27

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The Mystery of Left-Handedness

Until recently, left-handedness was a matter of great prejudice, and in many cultures, it was common to force left-handed children to write with their right hand. Throughout the world, the prevalence of left-handedness is highly variable, ranging ...

Nov 27

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Have You Heard? Gossip Is Actually Good and Useful

Talking behind other people's backs may not always be nice, but sometimes it can help promote cooperation and self-improvement.

Nov 27

Categories: Workplace Issues

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A Mouse Experiment Suggests How We Might One Day Sleep Off Toxic ...

Memories of our daily experience are formed, often during sleep, by inscribing - or "consolidating" - a record of what happened into neural tissue. Joy at the birth of a child or terror in response to a violent personal assault. A bad memory, once ...

Nov 26

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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When Korea imposed a limit on working hours, did it make people ...

Across different professions, many people are familiar with the sense of having to deliver more with less, meaning clocking-off time falls later and later. One way to protect workers' rights, and look after their wellbeing, is to introduce working ...

Nov 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Workplace Issues

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Sleep and Obesity

Thanks to the obesity epidemic, we've seen an explosion of research on the problem of excess weight and the physiological mechanisms of weight control. It has turned out that body weight balance is far from the simple arithmetic of "calories in" and ...

Nov 26

Categories: Eating Disorders, Sleep Disorders

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Schizophrenia May Be Triggered by Excess Protein

A gene associated with schizophrenia plays a role in brain development and may help to explain the biological process of the disease, according to new Rutgers research.

Nov 26

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Yes, It's Possible To Be Both An Introvert And An Extravert

We love to proudly label ourselves as introverts or extraverts. If the Internet has anything to say about it, introverts particularly enjoy categorizing themselves as such and connecting with fellow introverts (virtually, not in person of course) ...

Nov 25

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How to Maximize the 2 Most Productive Hours of the Day

Wake up, smell the coffee, and get right to work. That should be your new mantra to start the day, according to Dan Ariely, a Duke University professor of psychology and behavioral economics.

Nov 25

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Bad marriage, broken heart?

Older couples in a bad marriage - particularly female spouses - have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind.

Nov 24

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Relationships & Marriage

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An Equation for Happiness?

It’s no secret that the level of personal happiness isn’t directly linked to the material things in life. This is well illustrated by the fact that this year, the crown of the happiest nation in the world went to Panama, according to the Gallup ...

Nov 24

Categories: Happiness

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The Creative Gifts of ADHD

In his 2004 book "Creativity is Forever", Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking, high ...

Nov 24

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Can you get Mental disorders due to permanent stress?

Activated through permanent stress, immune cells will have a damaging effect on and cause changes to the brain. This may result in mental disorders. The effects of permanent stress on the immune system are studied by the research group headed by ...

Nov 22

Categories: Stress Management

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Banking culture primes people to cheat

A study of investment managers and traders at a major international bank suggests that the financial industry's culture encourages dishonest behaviour, but that the individuals themselves are not inherently dishonest.

Nov 22

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How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise. Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just eat too much.

Nov 21

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