Just An Hour Per Day Of Play Can Boost Young Brains

Imagine an activity that your kids could do after school every day that would improve their brain’s ability to make better decisions and solve problems. Online cognitive drills? Special tutors? Actually, researchers at the University of Illinois ...

Mar 19

Categories: Child Development

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Older and wiser? Some brain functions improve as we age

The ability to recall names and faces with lightning speed may start to fade in one's 20s, but our capability to perform other functions, such as learning new words, doesn't peak until decades later, according to a new study by Boston scientists.

Mar 18

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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The Creative Life and Well-Being

In recent years, psychologists have taken a deeper look at well-being. The traditional approach to well-being focuses on hedonic pleasures and positive emotions. However, while positive emotions often accompany happiness, the mere experience of ...

Mar 18

Categories: Happiness

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What recycled sewage water reveals about human psychology

A few years ago Bill Gates teamed up with an engineer named Peter Janicki to create an ingenious machine that uses the same ingredient that taints water supplies - human waste - to clean them. The "Janicki Omniprocessor", which looks something like ...

Mar 17

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Why FISH is nature's antidepressant: Mediterranean diet 'reduces the ...

The Mediterranean diet is known to prevent against heart disease and is hailed as the secret to a long, healthy life. Now, researchers have found the can help people with depression, too. A study found people who followed the diet were happier, ...

Mar 17

Categories: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Stress Management

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Men tend to be more narcissistic than women

"Narcissism is associated with various interpersonal dysfunctions, including an inability to maintain healthy long-term relationships, unethical behavior and aggression. At the same time, narcissism is shown to boost self-esteem, emotional stability ...

Mar 16

Categories: Other

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The effect of listening to music on human transcriptome

How 20 minutes of Mozart affects the expression of genes vital to learning, memory and more…

Mar 16

Categories: Learning Difficulties, Other

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Alzheimer might be treated without drugs.

Australian scientists have found an Alzheimer’s treatment that can restore memory using ultrasound technology.

Mar 14

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Eyewitness Testimony Not Reliable All the Times

Eyewitness testimony might not exactly be reliable, even if the witness believes that he/she is telling the truth.

Mar 14

Categories: Adult psychological development

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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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