Sexting and Infidelity in Cyberspace: Humans Are Still Social ...

Although sex and infidelity are now only a keyboard away, at the end of the day, there is no substitute for physical, face-to-face contact in our sexual relationships. That's according to a new study by Diane Kholos Wysocki, from the University of ...

Jun 21

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How To Overcome Shyness

When I was a teenager, I was afflicted with terrible shyness. Not in every context or with all people - mostly just with girls. Not unlike millions of other adolescent males, when in the presence of a girl I found attractive, I would become tongue ...

Jun 20

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When Valuing Happiness Backfires

My friend Lauren (not her real name) once told me the story of how, in the middle of her depression a few years ago, she often stopped in the middle of a very positive experience to ask herself “…but am I really happy?” The effect, she said, ...

Jun 17

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Homophobic Men Most Aroused by Gay Male Porn

Even a man who thought that women want to have sex with their fathers and that women spend much of their lives distraught because they lack a penis is right sometimes. This person, the legend that is Sigmund Freud, theorized that people often have ...

Jun 16

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Money Can't Buy Happiness: Individualism a Stronger Predictor of ...

Freedom and personal autonomy are more important to people's well-being than money, according to a meta-analysis of data from 63 countries published by the American Psychological Association. While a great deal of research has been devoted to the ...

Jun 15

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How to Deal With Annoying Co-Workers

Unless you're extremely lucky or tolerant, you'll have your share of annoying co-workers over the years. Here are the six most common types and how to deal with them: 1. The interrupter. Whenever you're talking with a coworker, this person finds ...

Jun 13

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Color Red Increases the Speed and Strength of Reactions

What links speed, power, and the color red? Hint: it's not a sports car. It's your muscles. A new study, published in the latest issue of the journal Emotion, finds that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more ...

Jun 10

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Tai Chi Could Help Overcome Cognitive Effects of Chemotherapy, ...

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 11.4 million Americans are currently living with cancer. While cancer treatments are plentiful, many have negative side effects. Previous studies have indicated that a significant number of ...

Jun 7

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Want to Solve a Problem? Don't Just Use Your Brain, but Your Body, Too

When we've got a problem to solve, we don't just use our brains but the rest of our bodies, too. The connection, as neurologists know, is not uni-directional. Now there's evidence from cognitive psychology of the same fact. "Being able to use your ...

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Your addiction to food could be similar to the pangs of a drug addict

EVERY night, Amanda (not her real name) finishes several packets of crackers. As if in a trance, the 40-year-old can't stop bingeing until there is nothing left in her snack pantry. "The moment I open a packet of chips, I know I won't be able to ...

Jun 2

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Fish Oil May Have Positive Effects on Mood, Alcohol Craving, New ...

Omega 3 fatty acids may be beneficial for more than just the heart. Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have found at a molecular level a potential therapeutic benefit from these dietary supplements for treating alcohol abuse ...

May 31

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Brooding men, smiling women seen as sexy: study

Guys, want to look sexy and get the girl? Don't smile too much. Look brooding or show a bit of shame instead. Women, ignore that advice. Women find happy men less sexually attractive than those with expressions that show pride or hint that they ...

May 27

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Why People With Schizophrenia May Have Trouble Reading Social Cues

Understanding the actions of other people can be difficult for those with schizophrenia. Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered that impairments in a brain area involved in perception of social stimuli may be partly responsible for this ...

May 26

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Mother Nature's Impact on Mood and Creativity

In 1557, Thomas Tusser composed one of the most enduring rhymes, "April showers bring May flowers." But what happens when storms and gray skies linger in May and winter kicks off in the the Southern Hemisphere? For some, it's a serious issue as the ...

May 19

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Scientists find genetic link to depression

Scientists say they have discovered the first solid evidence that variations in some peoples' genes may cause depression -- one of the world's most common and costly mental illnesses. And in a rare occurrence in genetic research, a British-led ...

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