Looking more attractive with alcohol

You must be thinking how awful one looks when they are drunk. A new study finds that have one to two glasses of wine can make the drinker look more attractive to others. However, above that amount, one does not look more attractive than sober.

Mar 13

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#Thatdress Is it white/gold or blue/black?

If you are aware of that dress that buzzed the internet yesterday. Do you think that the dress is in white-gold or blue-black? So what causes us to have different perception of the colour of the dress?

Feb 28

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Why is it red vs blue in video games?

Have you ever wondered why it is often “red vs blue” team in video games? But, is there really any advantage to pick one over the other? We will look at the colour effect in real sports and video games below.

Feb 27

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Is smartphone necessarily a bane?

Should we be worried by the excessive usage of smartphones today? We see parents using ipads as a form of entertainment for their kids, teenagers constantly typing off their smartphones, adults scrolling through feeds and feeds of social media. Is ...

Feb 27

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Optimism vs Pessimism

Sometimes, it pays to see the glass half-empty I listed optimism as one of the ten things you should do every day to improve your life. Yet pessimism does have advantages and plenty of people see it as a better way to view the world. What does the ...

Feb 13

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Repressing our thoughts/feelings

"Our conscious thoughts seem protected from our surroundings, but we found that they are much more tightly linked to the external environment than we might realize, and that we have less control of what we will think of next," said Ezequiel ...

Feb 7

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Why the “Small” Things Matter: Stop Avoiding Yourself and Your ...

When you are faced with the small things, rather than ignoring them, ask yourself these questions. (Make sure you aren’t judging or analyzing your answers. Just notice what floats up as you pay attention. This may take 10 minutes or days!)

Jan 24

Categories: Other, Self-Confidence

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High Tech Band-Aid Will Measure Your Feelings

Wearable goose-bump sensor could one day help detect when people are moved

Jan 15

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New tool can trace and spatially map ‘mosaic’ mutations in the ...

A technique developed at Boston Children’s Hospital allows these subtle mutation patterns to be traced and mapped spatially for the first time. This capability is a significant advance for genetics research and provides a new way to study both the ...

Jan 12

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The Weird Reason It's Hard to Empathise And Be Logical At The Same ...

The strange influence of empathising on the capacity for logical thought.

Jan 2

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Other

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Do Opposites Really Attract?

Opposites attract, and likes repel. When it comes to magnetism, this principle is axiomatic. But does it also hold true for romantic relationships? New research suggests that when it comes to matters of the heart, well, it's complicated.

Dec 30

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A Foolproof Way To Use Forgetting To Help You Remember, Study Reveals

When you save information digitally, your real memory for that information is worse, but a new study reveals a positive flipside.

Dec 15

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Left-Handers or Right-Handers: Whose Brains Work Faster?

Is it righties or lefties who earn 10-12% higher salaries?

Dec 11

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Brain Study Uncovers New Clues on How Cues May Affect Memory

A new study from the UT Dallas Center for Vital Longevity shows that the brain activity prior to seeing an item is related to how well it is later remembered.

Dec 4

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