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Mental Exhaustion Increases Risk of Heart Disease

November 18th, 2014
New research suggests psychological factors can elevate the risk of heart disease among healthy men and women by 36 percent. Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers discovered fatigue, increased irritability, and feeling demoralized were associated with the increase in risk for first-time cardiovascular ...

Facebook Use Not Tied to Homicides

November 17th, 2014
A new study investigated whether homicides involving social networking sites were unique and worthy of labels such as "Facebook Murder." As a component of the study, researchers studied the way in which perpetrators had used social media sites in the homicides they had ...

Using Sound to Enhance Deep Sleep, Memory

November 16th, 2014
Using sound that matches a person’s particular brain activity during sleep may be able to enhance that individual’s quality of deep sleep, and as a result, benefit metabolism and cognition, according to new research by a graduate student at Northwestern Medicine. “Sleep deprivation, ...

Overcoming Fear With Oxytocin

November 15th, 2014
Researchers at the University of Bonn Hospital have demonstrated that the bonding hormone oxytocin inhibits the fear center in the brain, allowing fear to subside more easily. The study, which appears in the journal Biological Psychiatry, could usher in a new era in ...

Learning a New Language is an Excellent Mental Workout

November 14th, 2014
New research suggests learning a new language is a healthy mental challenge as brain networks are stimulated both structurally and functionally. Pennsylvania State researchers believe the brain improves with the correct amount of stress in a similar manner by which muscles improve with ...

Employers Urged to Improve Depression Interventions

November 13th, 2014
A new survey may motivate employers to consider proactive strategies to address depression in the workplace. Researchers found nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of U.S. respondents indicated they have been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime and two in five (nearly 40 percent) of ...

Politically Correct Workplace Can Boost Productivity

November 12th, 2014
New research suggests political correctness may actually aid the creativity of mixed-sex work teams. Cornell University investigators discovered that although the concept of political correctness is often met with ridicule and suspicion, the practice appears to have benefit. Their findings are published in ...

Looking Healthy More Important for Leaders Than Looking Smart

November 11th, 2014
New research suggests looking healthy generally trumps looking intelligent among corporate executives and other industry leaders. Dutch investigators discovered people look for candidates with a healthy complexion when choosing a leader. They discovered the most intelligent-looking candidates are only chosen for positions that ...

Workplace Stress Can Boil Over Months Later

November 10th, 2014
New research suggests workplace stress can lead to counterproductive workplace behaviors that may not surface until weeks or months afterward. It is common knowledge that a variety of workplace issues ranging from a seasonal surge in business, or a new manager, can lead ...

Liberals Seem Motivated by Emotion More Than Conservatives

November 9th, 2014
A new study shows that emotions have a greater influence on liberals than conservatives. While the study, conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and possible steps towards its resolution, researchers say ...