How to catch someone lying?

The purpose of these airport security screening interviews is to catch deceptive people. Would you be able to spot someone that is lying? What if you let a criminal through the security? Most importantly, can these few liars be caught effectively?

Mar 14

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Why are we kind of hopeless at remembering apple logo?

Do you remember how Apple’s iconic apple logo looks like? We are surrounded by so many Apple products daily. The iPhone, MacBook, IPad and what not. With these frequent exposures, well surely, we must have known how the logo to look like in order ...

Mar 13

Categories: Other

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Smartphone addiction = Lazy thinking

Using the search function on your smartphone? Unable to recall your dad’s mobile number? Research has found that smarter individuals use the search function less often than the intuitive thinkers.

Mar 13

Categories: Addictions

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Looking more attractive with alcohol

You must be thinking how awful one looks when they are drunk. A new study finds that have one to two glasses of wine can make the drinker look more attractive to others. However, above that amount, one does not look more attractive than sober.

Mar 13

Categories: Other

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Can Money Buy Us Happiness?

Money can't buy you happiness, goes the generally accepted wisdom that was probably made up by someone poor, who wanted to bring his rich friends down a few notches. Some scientific studies have agreed with that sentiment, while others have ...

Mar 12

Categories: Happiness

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Mental Illness Stigma and discrimination profound in Malaysia: Study

According to the perspectives of the mental health professionals, implications of stigma include patients being trapped in a vicious cycle of discrimination leading to detrimental consequences for the individual, their families, communities and ...

Mar 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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To Make Better Decisions, Pretend You're Deciding for Someone Else

According to a new post from the Association for Psychological Science, which references research published last year in Psychological Science, we tend to make wiser decisions when thinking about someone else's problems than when thinking about our ...

Mar 12

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Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others

A recent study from the University of Georgia shows differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others. The research may have implications for future treatments of psychological conditions such as autism, said the study's ...

Mar 11

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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A quarter of domestic helpers in Singapore surveyed found to have ...

Between November 2013 and May last year, migrant worker welfare group Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (Home) conducted a survey on 670 maids and found out that about a quarter of those surveyed could be classified as having poor ...

Mar 11

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Two Intense Emotions Linked to 750% Increase in Heart Attack Risk

Two intense emotions that are linked to massive increase in heart attack risk.

Mar 9

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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ADHD

The core symp­toms of ADHD fre­quently cause sig­nif­i­cant impair­ment in aca­d­e­mic, social and behav­ioral func­tion­ing that adversely impact indi­vid­u­als’ qual­ity of life.

Mar 9

Categories: Adult ADHD

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How to lower your stress levels

We worry about all sorts of things: money, work, family… We are stress over all sorts of events.

Mar 7

Categories: Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition

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Young girls showing a preference for thin girls

We are constantly bombarded with images of thin people on billboards, on magazines and what not. The study looks at the ideals that children have. And how young girls are showing a preference for thin girls by allocating more "positive" adjectives ...

Mar 7

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Improving Attention and Ability to Focus

“Even though we all make a lot of attentional errors and we have difficulty focusing, there’s -some potential for those abilities to improve.” - Dr Nicholas Turk-Browne

Mar 7

Categories: Mindfulness

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Teachers unconsciously causing gender gap in achievement

Teachers unconsciously put girls off math and science by marking down their work in comparison to boys, a new study finds.

Mar 6

Categories: Child Development, Teenage Issues

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