Toddlers change behaviour according to emotions detected

New research discovers the capabilities of a toddler greatly exceed what many adults believe is possible. The study by researchers at the University of Washington (UW) finds that children as young as 15 months are able to detect adult emotions and ...

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Family meals can protect against obesity

Public health experts say that over a third of all adult Americans are obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity now affects 17 percent of all children and adolescents in the United States – triple the rate from ...

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Exercise improves long-term memory

While it’s now well-established that months of aerobic exercise can enhance memory, a new study suggests that one single workout with weights can immediately enhance long-term memory by around 20%, examining the effects of a relatively short ...

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Extraordinary experiences could hurt your relationships

Extraordinary experiences are pleasurable in the moment but can leave us socially worse off in the long run. If you’ve just returned from an exotic getaway, gushing about it may harm your relationships, suggests a study published in the journal ...

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Source of both life's happiest and saddest moments

When you look back over your life, which moments have given you the most pain — and which the most pleasure? Research suggests that it’s the highs and lows of social relationships that provide the highest highs and lowest lows that people ...

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Curiousity primes brain for learning

The more our curiosity is piqued, the easier all learning becomes within a certain period of time, according to new research published in the journal Neuron. The findings could highlight ways to enhance overall learning and memory in both healthy ...

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Faith may protect against suicide

Death by suicide is one of the most common causes of death in the adolescent population, and it is potentially preventable. Religious Jewish teens are far less likely to attempt suicide than their secular Jewish peers, according to a new study ...

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Teens with strong attention skills more likely to avoid substance ...

New research suggests teens with strong executive attention skills – the ability to focus on task and ignore distractions – are more likely to avoid substance abuse issues after early drug experimentation.

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Can social media help you out of a bad mood?

Recent studies found that people who spend a lot of time on Facebook tend to be more frustrated, angry, and lonely — presumably because of all the happy updates from friends that make them feel inadequate. A new study suggests that when people are ...

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How to deal with a toxic co-worker

Do you feel exhausted the second you walk into your office in the morning? Do you sometimes come home from work feeling completely and utterly emotionally drained? If it’s not the work itself or the job that’s bringing you down, it could be one ...

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Alcohol makes men more responsive to smiles

The findings for a new research suggest that for men, alcohol increases sensitivity to rewarding social behaviors like smiling. This may shed light on risk factors that contribute to problem drinking among men.

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Multi-pronged intervention strategy aims to tame mean girls

Recent media coverage of this behavior – sometimes known as “mean girl” bullying – has shown that relation aggression can lead to tragic and sometimes fatal outcomes. University of Missouri researchers have developed a multi-pronged ...

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Exercise protects you from stress-induced depression

A new study has uncovered how exercise protects the brain from stress-related depression. Researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have found that exercise causes important changes in skeletal muscles. These changes help to purge the blood of ...

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Guided Mindfulness Meditation on Overcoming Anxiety and Fear

If you are feeling a tightness in your chest, faster heartbeat, or shortened breath, you are likely feeling symptoms of anxiety and ...

Oct 2

Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Mindfulness Meditation

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Decreased ability to identify odors can predict death: Olfactory ...

For older adults, being unable to identify scents is a strong predictor of death within five years, according to a study published October 1, 2014, in the journal PLOS ONE. Thirty-nine percent of study subjects who failed a simple smelling test died ...

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