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Voice Influences Perception of Intellect

February 23rd, 2015
A new study suggests verbal communication is more powerful than written words when a person is trying to sell themselves. University of Chicago researchers found that when hypothetical employers and professional recruiters listened to or read job candidates' job qualifications, they rated the ...

Both Liberals and Conservatives Show Science Bias

February 22nd, 2015
Both conservatives and liberals tend to show bias against science that doesn’t align with their political views, say researchers from Ohio State University. In a new study, they found that individuals from both parties expressed less trust in science when presented with ...

Leaders Tend to Have the Right Face for the Job

February 21st, 2015
People are surprisingly skilled at matching leaders’ faces to their real professions, according to a new study published in The Leadership Quarterly. The findings suggest that we may be choosing leaders, at least in part, based on unconscious biases towards certain facial features. ...

People Choose from a Variety of Coping Strategies to Handle Stress

February 20th, 2015
People tend to choose from a variety of internal coping strategies to mentally prepare for different arguments and other stressors, according to researchers from North Carolina State University. And the coping strategies people choose can affect them the following day. "The findings tell ...

Unemployment Changes Personality — And Not For the Better

February 19th, 2015
A new study has found that unemployment can change peoples' core personalities, making some less conscientious, agreeable, and open, which may make it difficult for them to find new jobs. "The results challenge the idea that our personalities are 'fixed' and show that ...

Learning About Peers Pays Off in Groups

February 18th, 2015
Many believe the reason humans have been successful as a species depends to a large extent on our ability to cooperate in groups. Humans, much more so than any other primate (or mammal for that matter), are able to work together and coordinate their ...

Emotional Stress Can Lead to ‘Broken Heart’

February 17th, 2015
Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, some may have experienced a “broken heart.” In fact, the stress of ending a relationship can lead to a very real medical condition. "Broken heart syndrome occurs during highly stressful or emotional times, such as divorce, ...

Friends’ Success at Diet and Exercise Plan Can Spur Others

February 16th, 2015
New research discovers a friend’s success in a diet or exercise program can motivate a person to try it. University of Buffalo researchers found a person who succeeds at a wellness program is more influential in getting friends to sign up than a charismatic, ...

New Study Finds Sleep Deprivation Boosts Intake of Fat

February 15th, 2015
It’s a warning we have heard for years: Not getting enough sleep can lead to gaining weight. Now, a new study has found that not only do we consume more food following a night of total sleep deprivation, but we also consume ...

Surprising Tips for Online Dating Success

February 14th, 2015
In a new analysis, researchers have discovered and compiled the most successful, and sometimes unusual, tactics for finding love in the world of online dating. The findings, published in the journal Evidence Based Medicine, include unique suggestions, ranging from creating a catchy screen ...