Should Airline pilots regularly have their mental health assessed?

The latest theory about the French Alps airline crash is that it was deliberate. Every time one of these incidents occurs - and they are extremely rare - a question arises in media coverage: are airlines taking enough precautions to check the mental ...

Mar 27

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Power naps produce a significant improvement in memory performance

A team of researchers at Saarland University headed by Professor Axel Mecklinger have shown that a short nap lasting about an hour can significantly improve memory performance.

Mar 26

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How to Be a Better Spouse

Before you get married, everyone tells you that marriage takes work. I never really believed it until my husband and I landed in therapy after four years, two kids and one seismically stressful cross-country move. Turns out you really can't just ...

Mar 26

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Hunger Versus Reward: How Do Anorexics Control Their Appetite?

Many adults, regardless of their weight, resolve to avoid fatty foods and unhealthy desserts. But despite one's best intentions, when the moment for decision comes, that chocolate lava cake is often too enticing and self-control vanishes. This ...

Mar 25

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Too much "alone time" may shorten your life

Some people thrive on "alone time," and seem perfectly happy flying solo at the movies, restaurants and on vacation when the rest of the world couldn't imagine doing these things without a partner, spouse or friends. But new research finds that ...

Mar 25

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social ...

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How to enjoy your food more

Social psychologists often seem like killjoys when it comes to studying how people eat. A primary concern is overeating, so their main objective is frequently to try to identify the psychological levers that can be pulled to help people to eat less. ...

Mar 24

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Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.

Mar 24

Categories: Happiness

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Autistic and non-autistic brain differences isolated for first time

The functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains have been isolated for the first time, following the development of a new methodology for analysing MRI scans.

Mar 24

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Handshakes Will Never Be The Same Once You Know This

Could this study provide the real reason that we tend to shake hands when greeting another person?

Mar 23

Categories: Other

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HRT 'increases ovarian cancer risk'

HORMONE replacement therapy increases the risk of ovarian cancer, analysis of 52 separate studies has found. The research team from University of Oxford claims there was no risk for short courses of HRT "simply isn't true".

Mar 23

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Other

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Emotions Affecting Outcome

Does telling someone that the test is really hard affect their response to situation? A deliberate suggestion can influence how well people remember things, how they respond to medical treatments, and even how well they will perform and behave, ...

Mar 21

Categories: Career Development and Change

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Breastfeeding linked to higher IQ and income.

More infant breastfeeding is linked to higher intelligence, a longer period in education and greater earnings 30 years later, a new study finds.

Mar 21

Categories: Child Development

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Is writing a therapy to heal us of our pain?

When in face of a painful experience, we might choose to ruminate over it, or to distract ourselves with work. Those that brood might think that distractors are avoiding their problems, while the distractors thinks that these brooders are troubled ...

Mar 21

Categories: Depression

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How not to spoil your child?

Are you a bad parent? Or are you spoiling your child with habits of indulgence? Or could your money could be better used.

Mar 20

Categories: Child Development

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Maximising Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?

Mar 20

Categories: Career Development and Change

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