Think of the Future in Days, Not Years, to Meet Your Goals

When given the choice, we often choose our present needs over the needs of our future selves. In fact, a recent study indicates that we see our future selves as a stranger - we don't care what happens to them down the line. Even though we probably ...

May 5

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The Joy of Scents

"By being a guy's best first move … Axe is designed to keep guys a step ahead in the dating game," boasts Unilever, the company that sells Axe products. Of course, if you don't happen to be a gullible 13-year-old boy, you probably don't believe ...

May 5

Categories: Happiness

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Are Emoticons the Future of Language?

In the digital age, we increasingly use written language in place of face to face ...

May 4

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Study finds cardiorespiratory fitness contributes to successful brain ...

Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.

May 4

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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How Does Meditation Make You Smarter?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you don't need to be told about the relaxing effects of meditation. The practitioners vouch for it; and those who don't, do not dispute it either. Those in the Far East have known for centuries that meditating ...

May 4

Categories: Meditation

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The Ideal Place to Live Based on your Personality

If you are an introvert, you may prefer the mountains as it seems peaceful and clam. While, extroverts prefer flat, open areas as it appeals to them as intriguing, exciting, sociable.

May 2

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Loneliness makes one hungrier

Loneliness could lead to adverse effects on your health. A new study looks at the possibility that loneliness causes one to feel hungrier than normal, which increases their food intake and put them at risk of obesity.

May 2

Categories: Social Isolation

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That infection song? You are having earworms.

Earworms are songs that does not seem to stop replaying in your mind. That new pop hit that you heard at the supermarket? Or the hum that your friend was singing? New study find that this can be countered by chewing gum.

May 2

Categories: Other

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Can Cheap Wine Taste Great? Brain Imaging and Marketing Placebo ...

When consumers taste cheap wine and rate it highly because they believe it is expensive, is it because prejudice has blinded them to the actual taste, or has prejudice actually changed their brain function, causing them to experience the cheap wine ...

Apr 30

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Study: Video Games Don't Trigger Aggression in Adults With Autism

Politicians pushed for a crackdown on violent video games after speculation arose that they spurred Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza - who had autism spectrum disorder - to commit one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history, killing 26 children ...

Apr 30

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Autism spectrum disorders

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The Most Relaxing Yoga Poses To Help Fight Depression, Anxiety

Yoga is a therapeutic practice that's been known to relax the body and calm the mind. But you don't need to tie yourself up in a pretzel to experience the antidepressant benefits, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the top six relaxation ...

Apr 30

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Meditation

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An "Invisible" Body Could Reduce Your Social Anxiety

Using clever camera angles, virtual goggles and physical caresses, a team of researchers was able to make people feel as if they had an invisible body. Furthermore, feeling invisible reduced the anxiety brought on by standing in front of an ...

Apr 29

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution May Pose Risk to Brain Structure, ...

Air pollution, even at moderate levels, has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study led by scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine suggests that long-term ...

Apr 29

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Swisses top World Happiness Report 2015 Ranks

Since it was first published in 2012, the World Happiness Report demonstrated that well-being and happiness are critical indicators of a nation's economic and social development, and should be a key aim of policy. This year's report looks at the ...

Apr 28

Categories: Happiness

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Why we want food so much it hurts?

There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant noodles. At least, not for me. I've gone on record about my obsession before, writing about how ramen noodles helped me get through ...

Apr 28

Categories: Addictions

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