Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

Our quality of life depends on a blend of environmental and genetic factors. Well-being, while also dependent on how rich your surroundings are, is also associated with certain personality factors you might have!

Jan 24

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How to Read Someone's Emotions with 90% Accuracy

Research looking at brain scans have shown that negative emotions have some "signature" that allows us to determine one's feelings without any prior assessment.

Jan 24

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Are You Smarter If You Enjoy Dark Humor?

Researchers have studied the possible link between one's intelligence and one's humor of sick or black jokes, as understanding them requires some mental agility and the need to recognize the blend of odd contexts and shifts in meaning. Results ...

Jan 24

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How the East and West Think in Profoundly Different Ways

Psychologists are diving into the fundamental differences between eastern and western thinking and how it affects the people's thinking and behaviors.

Jan 23

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Do We Only Use 10 Percent of Our Brains?

You might have heard the rumor that the human brain has only ever hit ten percent of its capacity. However, neurologist Barry Gordon debunks this myth, claiming that our brain is like a muscle and continuously active in a 24-hour period.

Jan 23

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How Kids Catch Our Social Biases

The unconscious mind can play a large and influential role in our lives despite lack of explicit cues. Research has shown how nonverbal cues and implicit messages can be passed on to our children and thus affect the next generation's level of social ...

Jan 23

Categories: Parenting

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Ability Grouping to Aid Gifted Students in Better Learning

A new Northwestern University study reported that schools should adopt both ability grouping and acceleration to help gifted students.

Jan 20

Categories: Academic Issues

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Live Longer? Drink Coffee!

Due to the conclusion of numerous studies in the recent years, many have come to believe that coffee drinkers may live longer. They have uncovered one of the mechanisms underlying this association.

Jan 20

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Lasers Activate Predatory Instincts in Mice

Many species in the animal kingdom hunt and prey, but the origin that elicits such behaviors remain unknown. However, scientists discover in mice that stimulating certain brain areas with light can active their predatory instincts.

Jan 19

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The Mental Health Benefit of Pets

A dog, cat, or even hamster can be a great playmate and teach youngsters the role of responsibility. However, adding these furry creatures as a member of the family can also provide another benefit--improvements on mental health!

Jan 19

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The "Bad Is Black" Effect

It's a psychological phenomenon that one is more likely to believe another person has committed an immoral act if his skin is a darker shade. New York University's professor Adam Alter and his colleagues explain their research on this "Bad is Black" ...

Jan 19

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Effects of Sleep Deprivation

In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. ...

Jan 18

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Coping with Divorce - Resist that Urge to Compare

It’s perfectly normal to feel insecure in the midst of divorce – right after being ripped apart the life that you used to be living and needing some adjustment time to the new life settling in. During this vulnerable period, it might made you ...

Jan 18

Categories: Divorce / Divorce Adjustment

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Is Creativity Something You Inherit From Your Parents?

You might have your mom's eyes or your dad's nose, but thanks to genetic inheritance, researchers say that you could also be passed down some of your parents' creativity as well.

Jan 17

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The Attractive Myth That Women Are Better At Multitasking

You might have heard that female are much better at multitasking than males are, but professor Timo Mäntylä has busted that myth. Turns out it has more to do with a woman's menstrual cycle!

Jan 17

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