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Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction

New research shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making. “Around one-third of humans on the planet are using social media, and...

Carrots or candy bars? Context shapes choice of healthy foods

Pop quiz: Given a choice between indulgent and healthy foods, what will most people pick? The answer may depend on what other foods sit nearby...

How Monet’s paintings ‘trick’ our eyes

Claude Monet used a very limited color palette in his Waterloo Bridge series, but could still evoke a wide range of ambiances. New study...

Nice people finish last when it comes to money

Nice people may be at greater risk of bankruptcy and other financial hardships compared with their less agreeable peers. It is not because they are...

What are you looking at? How attention affects decision-making

Scientists using eye-tracking technology have found that what we look at helps guide our decisions when faced with two visible choices, such as snack...

You could spot a psychopath by their eyes

The eyes of psychopaths have an unusual reaction when they are shown images of nasty things, such as mutilated bodies and threatening dogs, reveals...

Children of problem drinkers more likely to marry problem drinkers

In a new study, researchers found that children of parents who have alcohol use disorder are more likely to get married under the age...
Why sharing a plate leads to better negotiation outcomes

Why sharing a plate leads to better negotiation outcomes?

When people in a business negotiation share a plate, they collaborate better and reach deals faster, according to new research. Here's a new negotiating tactic:...
Drawing could help older people enhance memory

Drawing could help older people enhance memory

Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if...
‘Hangxiety’ higher in shy people, study shows

‘Hangxiety’ higher in shy people, study shows

Very shy people are more likely to suffer “hangxiety” – anxiety during a hangover – than their extrovert friends, new research shows. In a study...