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Extroverted Behavior Reaps Happiness in Many Cultures

April 16th, 2014
Extroverted Behavior Reaps Happiness in Many Cultures A new study suggests that behavior can drive emotion -- at least in the case of displaying extroversion which is associated with being happy. So, happy is as ...

Concrete Acts to Help Others Can Boost Our Own Happiness

April 16th, 2014
Concrete Acts to Help Others Can Boost Our Own Happiness A new study by Stanford University researchers suggests that, paradoxically, happiness may actually make us less happy. But researchers also found that concrete, specific goals of ...

Not Just Man’s Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids Too

April 15th, 2014
Not Just Man's Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids TooThe decision to adopt a dog into the family is rarely routine as one must consider expense, time commitment, and overall responsibility. For families of children with ...

Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning

April 14th, 2014
Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning Green tea is known to contain antioxidants and nutrients that many believe enhance health and lower the risk of cancer. New research now finds that green tea ...

Perception of Distance Impacts Judgment

April 14th, 2014
Perception of Distance Impacts JudgmentNew research suggests that a person’s orientation can change the way we think of something. For example, why does the second hour of a journey seem shorter than the first? Sam ...

New Moms on Antidepressants Urged to Stay On Them

April 11th, 2014
New Moms on Antidepressants Urged to Stay on ThemA new study has found that women taking antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they stay on the medication, rather than stopping the antidepressants ...

Middle Age Workouts Can Lower Dementia Risk

April 10th, 2014
Middle Age Workouts Can Lower Dementia RiskEmerging research suggests regular physical activity in middle age appears to lessen the chance of dementia in later years. University of Eastern Finland researchers found that those who engaged in ...

MD Rapport Improves Diabetic Depression Care

April 10th, 2014
MD Rapport Improves Diabetic Depression CarePatient-centered care consists of a trusting and caring relationship between a medical provider and the individual receiving care, a relationship that includes a shared agreement on treatment decisions. A new ...

Satisfaction with ‘Love’ May Change over Time

April 10th, 2014
Satisfaction with ‘Love’ May Change over TimeA new Portuguese study examines the relationship between age and an individual’s satisfaction with their love life. Researchers determined regular churchgoers, married people, or those who enjoy harmonious social ...

New Studies Elaborate on Sleep-Memory Connection

April 9th, 2014
New Studies Elaborate on Sleep-Memory ConnectionNew research suggests that the large developmental gains of early childhood are often spurred by sleep. That is, infants who nap are better able to apply lessons learned to new ...