How Did Smiles Become Friendly Gesture in Humans?

In the animal kingdom it is the norm to bare teeth in the face of danger or to display threat. However, humans have treated bare-teethed smiles as a friendly gesture. Frank McAndrew of the Knox College explains possible reasons why this human ...

Jan 7

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Denmark Sets a Precedent!

The first country to remove transgender as a mental health issue is Denmark. The country aims to destigmatize and break down its association with words like "disorder".

Jan 7

Categories: Gender Identity disorder, Identity Problems

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Secondhand Smoke Can Be Harmful Even Before Conception

Smoke has already been known to negatively affect developing fetuses. However, animal studies show that secondhand smoke could even impact a baby's development even before its conception.

Jan 7

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing, Smoking Cessation

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How Sleep Enhances Studying

There are many situations in which you have to learn new things that you will need to recall later. When you are a student, there is material for classes that you study to prepare for recalling that information on exams (and hopefully later in life ...

Jan 6

Categories: Academic Issues

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Revenge really is sweet: study shows the mood-enhancing effect of ...

When we feel ostracised, we are more likely to behave aggressively. Previous research suggests that vengeance on those who think have wronged us can be driven by a sense of justice, and may activate neural reward centres. Being ostracised can also ...

Jan 6

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A Spice Superior to Antidepressants?

Antidepressants are drugs commonly prescribed to alleviate symptoms for those suffering from depression. However, researchers have proposed an alternative that shows promising results without the side effects of medication--a spice called saffron.

Jan 5

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Parenting Tips to Help You Raise Happy Children

In a competitive and fast-paced Singaporean society, it's important to keep our relationship with our children close and positive. Here are some parenting tips to keep your relationship with your loved ones happy in times of stress and challenges!

Jan 5

Categories: Parenting

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Is There Such A Thing As An Emotional Hangover?

Taking ten shots of tequila can leave you with a nasty hangover, but experiencing something traumatic can give you an emotional one! Dr. Lila Davachi explains how emotional hangovers can affect one's memory and cognitive performance.

Jan 5

Categories: Emotional Abuse

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Why It’s Necessary to Fight Work Stress and How to Do It

There are many work-related problems that crop up as a result of work stress. These are similar to stress experienced outside of the workplace (i.e., involving physical, psychological, or behavioural reactions). Employees complain about and/or ...

Jan 4

Categories: Stress Management

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Parental obesity linked to young children’s neurodevelopmental ...

According to a study by the researchers at National Institutes of Health, children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays. Investigators found that children of obese mothers were more likely to fail in fine motor skill test – ...

Jan 4

Categories: Child Development

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How Liars Create the Illusion of Truth

Does repeating the same thing over and over again might actually lead you to believe it's true? Tom Stafford explains what the illusion of truth is and how it influences our way of thinking and existing knowledge.

Jan 3

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6 Ways to Create (and Keep) New Year’s Resolutions in 2017

Taking a good, hard look at daily behaviour is the key to setting realistic self-improvement goals. In the early Babylonians believed that what people did on the first day of the year affected what they did for the rest of that year. Many see the ...

Dec 30

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Could violent video games make players more moral in the real world?

Video games allow players to indulge in simulated behaviours that in the real world would be highly antisocial or unethical, and many people are concerned how this might spill over from the screen to the street. A new study, however, suggests that ...

Dec 30

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Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD

Current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they have autism-related social impairments rather than ...

Dec 29

Categories: Adult ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ...

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Given time, most women with anorexia or bulimia will recover

Contrary to what is often believed, new research is optimistic that around two-thirds of women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa will eventually recover from their eating disorders.

Dec 29

Categories: Eating Disorders

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