Facial Plastic Surgery in Men Enhances Perception of Attractiveness, ...

While people often seek plastic surgery to improve their appearances, altering certain facial features can also influence how others perceive an individual’s personality. Men who have undergone cosmetic surgery are often rated as more trustworthy, ...

Jul 12

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Instagram Therapists Are the New Instagram Poets

In the age of social media and influencers it is not uncommon to see woes of wellness and self help advice spread across the internet. In particular, platforms such as Instagram seem to be attracting attention due to the rising popularity of ...

Jul 11

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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How Sounds, Shapes, Speech and Body Movements Convey Emotion Through ...

Ever wondered why the things we see or hear can make us feel a certain way? A balance of energies in high or low frequencies make up the spectral centroid, which causes us to experience different emotions when we encounter sounds, shapes and ...

Jul 11

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Perception of Lower Socioeconomic Standing Stimulates Appetite

Individuals who feel that their socioeconomic status are lower than that of others have a greater tendency to engage in excessive eating habits which increases their risk of becoming obese, according to a recent study conducted in Singapore.

Jul 11

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A short bout of exercise enhances brain function

Neuroscientists at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, working with mice, have discovered that a short burst of exercise directly boosts the function of a gene that increases connections between neurons in the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated ...

Jul 10

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Five unusual, evidence-based ways to get better at a new language

Want to know how to get better at a new language?

Jul 10

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Even Today, We Want Our Heroes to Know Right From Wrong

We are likely to prefer characters whom we perceive moral, as compared to fictional figures who are immoral, despite the rising support for antiheroes and villains.

Jul 9

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Ignoring Cues for Alcohol and Fast Food is Hard -- But is it Out of ...

Stress, tiredness as well as being busy with other tasks can cause us to experience difficulties resisting temptations.

Jul 9

Categories: Addictions

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Diet during development affects mating habits, insect study shows.

An animal’s choice of mate can be influenced by its diet as it reaches sexual maturity. Researchers believe that beetles are the first to link an animal’s nutritional intake during sexual development with its adult breeding habits.

Jul 8

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The neuroscience of autism: New clues for how condition begins

UNC School of Medicine scientists unveiled how a gene helps organise the scaffolding of brain cells called radial progenitors necessary for the orderly formation of the brain. Previous studies have shown that this gene is mutated in some people with ...

Jul 6

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Supervised Fun, Exercise Both Provide Psychosocial Benefit to ...

Children with obesity or are overweight may benefit more from exercises which are engaging and involve interaction with others, as positive interaction with peers and supervising adults will help to improve their quality of life.

Jul 5

Categories: Child Development

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Brain Imaging May Help Identify Teens at Risk of Increasing Alcohol ...

Alcoholism is more common in adolescents who have a greater amount of grey matter in certain brain regions, according to results from brain imaging. Such findings might be helpful in providing youths at risk with more help, as it allows us to ...

Jul 5

Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Sister, Neighbor, Friend: Thinking About Multiple Roles Boosts Kids' ...

A series of experiments conducted has led to the discovery that problem-solving skills and other abilities can be enhanced by raising children's awareness about the various identities that they have, such as being a sister, son or a friend.

Jul 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Research Questions Link Between Unconscious Bias and Behavior

Implicit bias is one of the primary causes of discrimination, or is it?

Jul 4

Categories: Prejudice / Discrimination

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Three in five secondary school pupils experience mental health ...

Three out of five secondary school pupils have either experienced mental health problems themselves or are close to someone who has, according to a new survey. research by the charity Mind also revealed that one in seven of 11-19-year-olds say their ...

Jul 3

Categories: Child Development, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health ...

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