Scientists find cellular roots of anxiety

Scientists find cellular roots of anxiety

From students stressing over exams to workers facing possible layoffs, worrying about the future is a normal and universal experience. But when people's anticipation of...
Want to be happier, healthier, save money? It's time to get cooking

Want to be happier, healthier, save money? It’s time to get cooking

Research shows people who cook more have healthier eating patterns, spend less money on take away foods and have indicators of better health. Cooking makes...
Neuroticism may postpone death for some

Neuroticism may postpone death for some

Data from a longitudinal study of over 500,000 people in the United Kingdom indicate that having higher levels of the personality trait neuroticism may...
Using money to buy time can increase your happiness

Using money to buy time can increase your happiness

New research is challenging the age-old adage that money can't buy happiness. The study, led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard...
This noise could deepen sleep and boost memory

This noise could deepen sleep and boost memory

Gentle sound stimulation—such as the rush of a waterfall—synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves. They can significantly enhance deep sleep in older adults and...
Community-wide effort to fight childhood obesity shows promise

Community-wide effort to fight childhood obesity shows promise

After a two-year comprehensive effort to reduce childhood obesity in two low-income communities in Massachusetts, the prevalence of obesity decreased among some schoolchildren; Some...
In making decisions, are you an Ant or a Grasshopper

In making decisions, are you an Ant or a Grasshopper

In one of Aesop’s famous fables, we are introduced to the grasshopper and the ant, whose decisions about how to spend their time affect...
Depression can change structure of the brain

Depression can change structure of the brain

Changes in the brain's structure that could be the result of depression have been identified in a major scanning study. Alterations were found in parts...
Brain stimulation can improve memory

Brain stimulation can improve memory

A team of neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown for the first time that electrical stimulation delivered when memory is predicted to...
Psychologists explain the broccoli paradox

Psychologists explain the broccoli paradox

If we think our friends really enjoy eating broccoli, we are less likely to consume it ourselves. That is one of the conclusions of research...

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