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How Meaningful Relationships Can Help Us Thrive

September 1st, 2014
A new paper provides an important perspective on thriving through relationships. Past research has shown that individuals with supportive and rewarding relationships have better mental health, higher levels of subjective well-being, and lower rates of morbidity and mortality. The work explores the method by ...

College Students In Study Spend 8 to 10 Hours Daily on Cell Phone

August 31st, 2014
A new study from researchers at Baylor University has found that women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cell phones, while men students spend nearly eight hours. “That’s astounding,” said lead author James Roberts, Ph.D., Ben H. ...

Your Brain Judges Trustworthiness Before You Know It

August 30th, 2014
Your brain makes a spontaneous judgment of whether or not another person’s face is trustworthy before you are even conscious of it, according to new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience. “Our findings suggest that the brain automatically responds to a face’s ...

Sincere Appreciation Leads to New Friendships

August 29th, 2014
A new Australian study suggests that the act of expressing gratitude to a new acquaintance for their help makes it more likely that they will seek an ongoing social relationship with you. Thus, the courtesy of saying “thank you” has value far beyond ...

Overconfident People Likely to be Overrated

August 28th, 2014
A new study from the UK finds that overconfident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are. Researchers discovered these self-deceived individuals are more likely to get promotions and reach influential positions in banks and other organizations. However, ...

Owning a Dog Can Help You Lose Weight

August 27th, 2014
Researchers from the University of Liverpool recommend investing in dog owner education and facilities as a strategy to target physical inactivity and problems such as obesity in both people and their pets. In a new study, investigators reviewed scientific papers published since 1990 ...

Heart Fitness Improves Brain Health

August 26th, 2014
A new Canadian study suggests exercising to improve cardiovascular fitness may protect individuals from cognitive impairment associated with aging. "Our body's arteries stiffen with age, and the vessel hardening is believed to begin in the aorta, the main vessel coming out of the ...

Nutrition Influences Immunity, Aging

August 25th, 2014
New research suggests our diet plays a direct role in how we age. In a pair of studies, investigators from UCL (University College London) discovered an interaction between nutrition, metabolism, immunity, and the aging process. Experts believe the findings could aid the development of ...

Self-Interest Leads Us to Be Less Concerned About Inequity to Others

August 24th, 2014
A new study shows that because we are strongly influenced by our self-interest, we are unlikely to protest about being overcompensated, even when there are no consequences. The findings imply that people are less concerned than previously believed about the inequity of others, ...

Media Screens Seem to Hinder Ability to Read Emotions

August 23rd, 2014
A new study found that sixth-grade students who went five days without looking at a smartphone, television, or other digital screen did substantially better at reading human emotions than students from the same school who continued to spend hours each day looking ...