The Incredible Dating Power of a Guitar Case

In France there's a psychologist, Professor Nicolas Gueguen, who roams the North-West, asking young women for their telephone numbers—or at least his research assistants and experimental confederates do. This isn't just to boost the national ...

May 24

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Study shows that insomnia may cause dysfunction in emotional brain ...

A new study provides neurobiological evidence for dysfunction in the neural circuitry underlying emotion regulation in people with insomnia, which may have implications for the risk relationship between insomnia and depression. “Insomnia has been ...

May 24

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Aggressive behaviour linked specifically to secondhand smoke exposure ...

Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke in early childhood are more likely to grow up to physically aggressive and antisocial, regardless of whether they were exposed during pregnancy or their parents have a history of being antisocial, ...

May 23

Categories: Addictions, Child Development

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You are less beautiful than you think

In April 15, 2013, Dove launched a 3-minute video entitled “Dove Real Beauty Sketches.” The video achieved instant popularity and has been watched millions of times — a successful viral campaign which has been widely talked about. In the ...

May 23

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Love

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New Study offers insight into how to best manage workaholics

Workaholics tend to live in extremes, with great job satisfaction and creativity on the one hand and high levels of frustration and exhaustion on the other hand. Now, a new Florida State University study offers managers practical ways to help these ...

May 23

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Practice makes perfect? Not so much

Turns out, that old “practice makes perfect” adage may be overblown. New research led by Michigan State University’s Zach Hambrick finds that a copious amount of practice is not enough to explain why people differ in level of skill in two ...

May 22

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Stand by me: Close friendships appear to counteract genetic ...

Publication of US psychiatry's updated diagnostic code has provoked renewed debate in recent weeks over the extent to which mental illness ought to be framed as a psychosocial or a biological problem. The answer of course is that it is both. A new ...

May 22

Categories: Depression

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1 in 10 teens using ‘study drugs,’ but parents aren’t paying ...

As high schoolers prepare for final exams, teens nationwide may be tempted to use a “study drug” — a prescription stimulant or amphetamine — to gain an academic edge. But a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100 parents of ...

May 22

Categories: Addictions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...

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Retirement 'harmful to health', study says

Retirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, a new study has found. The study, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a think tank, found that retirement results in a "drastic decline in health" in the medium ...

May 21

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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First Long-Term Study Reveals Link Between Childhood ADHD and Obesity

A new study conducted by researchers at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center found men diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were twice as likely to be obese in a 33-year follow-up study compared ...

May 21

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Why Do Top Athletes Suddenly Develop “the Yips” - a Tendency to ...

A single short putt is necessary to win the tournament, but suddenly the golfer's hands cramp up, and the putt goes wide. According to several studies, as many as 48 percent of serious golfers have experienced such motor skill failures, known as the ...

May 21

Categories: Sports Psychology

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Youth Who Have Their First Drink During Puberty Have Higher Levels of ...

Research shows that the earlier the age at which youth take their first alcoholic drink, the greater the risk of developing alcohol problems. Thus, age at first drink (AFD) is generally considered a powerful predictor of progression to ...

May 20

Categories: Addictions

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Want to be happier and live longer? Protect green spaces

A new study in Psychological Science reveals that the benefits of urban green space—and the more of it, the better—extend far beyond the purely ornamental. Increases in green space correspond to increases in happiness, decreases in depression, ...

May 20

Categories: Stress Management

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Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Can we reduce deaths caused by depression and schizophrenia with early detection?

May 20

Categories: Depression, Schizophrenia

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Happiness is the best medicine

We've all experienced downward spirals, in which dark emotions lead to destructive behavior that damages our health, strains our relationships, and leaves us feeling even worse than when we started. Wouldn't it be nice if there was an uplifting ...

May 18

Categories: Happiness, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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