Researchers have found that money can buy happiness if you know how ...

Researchers at the University of Cambridge concluded in a study released this month that money can indeed buy happiness. But the joy isn't from how much money you have, but rather how you spend it.

Apr 18

Categories: Happiness

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Experienced meditators have brains that are physically 7 years ...

If you want to keep your brain young, you could do a lot worse than taking up meditation. That's if you believe the results of a new study in NeuroImage that's found experienced meditators have brains that appear 7.5 years younger, on average, than ...

Apr 16

Categories: Meditation

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By age 3 environmental factors like parenting are relevant to the ...

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that by age 3 environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers' self-control when they are asked not to do something they want to do, such as run ...

Apr 16

Categories: Child Development

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Electrical brain stimulation enhances creativity

Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new study.

Apr 15

Categories: Creative Blocks

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Brain scan method may help detect autism

Scientists report a new degree of success in using brain scans to distinguish between adults diagnosed with autism and people without the disorder, an advance that could lead to the development of a diagnostic tool.

Apr 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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What causes deja vu?

You walk into a room and suddenly your brain goes fuzzy with an overwhelming wave of familiarity - although this is a totally new experience. A new study shines a spotlight on this situation, known as déjà vu.

Apr 14

Categories: Other

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Overweight individuals more likely to make unhealthier choices when ...

Overweight people make unhealthier food choices than lean people when presented with real food, even though both make similar selections when presented with hypothetical choices, according to research led by the University of Cambridge.

Apr 14

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Anorexia: genetic and environmental risk factors uncovered

Researchers describe their new mouse model that shows how a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors can trigger the disease.

Apr 14

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating

Parents who use very overly controlling feeding practices with their children, such as using food as a reward or a treat, could be unintentionally teaching their children to rely on food to deal with their emotions.

Apr 13

Categories: Eating Disorders, Parenting

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Live music shown to reduce stress hormones

A study has demonstrated that attending a public cultural event can induce a measurable effect on an individual's internal hormone levels. The "stress hormone" - cortisol - was reduced across the board, among other intriguing changes.

Apr 13

Categories: Stress Management

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The 6 elements of an effective apology, according to science

There are six components to an apology - and the more of them you include when you say you're sorry, the more effective your apology will be, according to new research.

Apr 13

Categories: Other

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder symptoms improve, relapse preventable with ...

People with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) fare better and are less likely to relapse when treated with medication on a long-term basis, according to researchers.

Apr 12

Categories: Other, Self-Criticism, Self-Esteem

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Marriage may prolong cancer survival, but why?

Cancer patients may live longer if they are married, with the effect varying by place of birth and race/ethnicity. However, better economic resources are unlikely to be a key driver for this association.

Apr 12

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Relationships ...

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How Traumatic Childbirth Affecs Obstetricians

A new study found that feelings of blame and guilt dominate when midwives and obstetricians struggle to cope with the aftermath of a traumatic childbirth.

Apr 12

Categories: Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes: Is There a Link?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impairs insulin signaling in the portion of the brain responsible for regulating metabolism, making a person with AD more likely to develop diabetes, new research suggests.

Apr 11

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia, Health / Illness / ...

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