A simple way to feel happier

Being kind to others boosts mood and well-being more than being kind to yourself, new research finds.

Apr 29

Categories: Happiness

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What Scientists Know - And Don't Know - About Sexual Orientation

Over the last 50 years, political rights for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals have significantly broadened in some countries, while they have narrowed in others. In many parts of the world, political and popular support for LGB rights ...

Apr 28

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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Study suggests certain people with depression may benefit from ...

A UF study has found that specific genetic markers that put people at risk for depression also predict who might benefit from exercise, according to a study published recently in The Journal of Frailty & Aging.

Apr 28

Categories: Depression

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Do changes in income affect happiness?

A study shows that your personality may influence whether your income affects your happiness.

Apr 27

Categories: Happiness

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Video game addiction is linked to ADHD

The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder. Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games.

Apr 27

Categories: Adult ADHD, Depression

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What you should do when someone you love is grieving

The grieving process is unique to each person. The best way to offer support, however, is not.

Apr 26

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Study shows that this one question can reveal someone's personality.

Asking someone what they think about other people reveals much about their own personality. The reason is that people tend to see more of their own qualities in others.

Apr 26

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Four reasons why accepting free samples make us spend more

Accepting a free sample triggers deep psychological responses that make us more susceptible to spending money.

Apr 25

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Why does dancing lead to bonding?

Studies show that dancing at parties and in groups encourages social bonding. Many researchers have argued that people experience a blurring of the self into their groups thanks to the synchronization that occurs while dancing. Yet it is also ...

Apr 25

Categories: Dance Therapy

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Study suggests that this emotion can be more powerful in curbing ...

Being grateful helps to increase self-control and reduce impulsive behaviours, new research finds. People who cultivate gratitude towards everyday events are also more patient.

Apr 25

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Exploring how a teen's high IQ can be both a gift and a curse

Exceptional intelligence is a double-edged sword for most kids, especially teens, who often find the pressure to succeed both intoxicating and suffocating. It is often the duality of these polar opposites that give smart teens the gift of success ...

Apr 23

Categories: Teenage Issues

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How to Listen to Your Emotions

Emotions "seek to serve and empower us to explore the world safely and make meaning of our experience in it," said Deb Hannaford, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pasadena and Monrovia, Calif. Emotions are valuable sources of information. ...

Apr 23

Categories: Mindfulness

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New research shows that a parent's perception of their child's weight ...

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and Florida State University College of Medicine have conducted a study on the effect the misperception of a child's weight by their parents can have on a child's actual weight.

Apr 22

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Does ambivalance help to improve your problem-solving skills?

Psychologists have got a clear idea of how we’re influenced by the big emotional states. Feeling positive encourages an explorative cognitive style that is risk-tolerant and well suited to the open aspects of creativity, whereas negative emotions ...

Apr 22

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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How to use your voice to influence others

Lowering the pitch of your voice in the first few seconds of an interaction can help you influence others, new research finds.

Apr 22

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