Alcohol can make you happier but not more satisfied

Research suggests people are momentarily happier when drinking alcohol - but that over longer periods, drinking more does not make them more satisfied with life.

May 5

Categories: Happiness

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Heavy metal music can help you calm down

Contrary to previous theories that heavy metal music is linked to aggression and delinquency, a recent study found that extreme music genres may actually calm angry listeners.

May 5

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A laughing crowd affects how your brain responds to insults

We usually think of laughter as a sound of joy and mirth, but in certain contexts, such as when it accompanies an insult, it takes on a negative meaning, signaling contempt and derision, especially in a group situation. Most of us probably know from ...

May 4

Categories: Bullying

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Children with ADHD may benefit from following healthy behaviors

A new study shows that children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth, suggesting that they may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing water consumption, ...

May 4

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Exercise can help you cope with upsetting experiences

New research finds that thirty minutes of moderate exercise helped people regulate their emotions when they subsequently watched a sad film. The study could help to explain why more exercise is generally linked to better moods and lower levels of ...

May 4

Categories: Depression

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Looking out over the ocean can improve mental health

A new study published this week in the journal Health & Place has for the first time found a link between mental health and a view of the sea or ocean.

May 3

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Hong Kong's Middle Class Professionals Want to Commit Suicide, Study ...

Mental health experts in Hong Kong were alarmed after a large percentage of the city's middle class reported that they often thought about committing suicide in the past 30 days.

May 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention

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Study shows that men who take selfies are more likely to be ...

There has been a lot of talk about selfies in the media. But psychologists know surprisingly little about the effects of selfies or about the people who post them. A new study appearing in an upcoming issue of Personality and Individual Differences ...

Apr 30

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Reminiscing can make you less likely to suffer depression in the ...

Research has found that spending time looking back on our lives is good for our mental health. There are therapeutic trials that show purposeful reminiscence can bring about clinically meaningful decreases in depression. And now, an investigation in ...

Apr 30

Categories: Depression

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Research shows that luxury brands make us less helpful

According to a new study in Social Influence, strangers are less likely to come to your assistance if they've just exited a luxury store, or even if you just happen to be in an exclusive part of town with lots of pricey shops.

Apr 29

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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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