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Will you be the same person 50 years from now

Will you be the same person 50 years from now?

How much do you change between high school and retirement? The answer depends on whether you're comparing yourself to others or to your younger self. The...
Phantom odors- One in 15 Americans smells odors that aren't there

Phantom odors: One in 15 Americans smells odors that aren’t there

Imagine the foul smell of an ash tray or burning hair. Now imagine if these kinds of smells were present in your life, but without...
How poor sleep leads to social isolation and loneliness

How poor sleep leads to social isolation and loneliness

Poor sleep can literally kill your social life. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined...
5 easy ways to boost children's spatial skills

5 easy ways to boost children’s spatial skills

When we read maps, pack the car for holidays, assemble flat-pack furniture or cut cake into equal slices, we use spatial reasoning skills. These allow...
Even brief meditation could improve cognitive skills

Even brief meditation could improve cognitive skills

In a recent study, researchers from Yale University and Swarthmore College find that a 10-minute meditation tape could help college students perform cognitive tasks...
Scientists discover the roots of pessimism

Scientists discover the roots of pessimism

Many patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression experience negative moods. The moods lead them to focus on the possible downside of a...
You’re only as old as you think and do

You’re only as old as you think and do

Could increasing your physical activity or feeling more in control of your life be the secret to staying young? Employing these simple strategies may help...
How to avoid fake news

How to avoid fake news

Why do people believe fake news? Psychologists suggest that the belief systems we develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress...
Why newborns look ‘less cute’ than older babies

Why newborns look ‘less cute’ than older babies

In a recent study, researchers from Brock University find that adults think the faces of babies most appealing at around the six-month mark. This means...
Handshake makes for better deals in business

Handshake makes for better deals in business

Like any ritual, a handshake may seem like a bizarre gesture when you really stop to consider it. “Why do we touch hands and move...