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Smelling your lover’s shirt may help you sleep better

In a new study, researchers found that the scent of a romantic partner can improve sleep. They found study participants who were exposed to their...

Revenge is more enjoyable than forgiveness — at least in stories

We appreciate stories of forgiveness -- but we really like to see revenge, a new study suggests. When it comes to entertainment, people enjoy seeing...

The dark side of supportive relationships

Imagine that you’ve had a heated argument with a co-worker, and you call up your husband or wife to talk about it. Your partner...

Scientists find what puts women off bearded men

In a new study, researchers found that women who find bearded men less attractive may be deterred due to their potential risk for carrying...

Pursuing happiness may cause depression—if you are from the UK or USA

In a new study, researchers found that focusing too much on the need to enjoy experiences may be contributing to depressive symptoms. They suggest that...

Don’t work harder, work smarter

We need to stop believing people need to work harder to be productive and instead think about how we can work smarter, says Associate...

These common behaviors could reduce pain, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found that people who engage in altruistic behaviors (extending kindness to others without expecting anything in return) feel less...

Your personality determines how you experience pain – and it’s the same with your...

Would you brush off a serious injury as “just a scratch”? Perhaps you’re the opposite and a stubbed toe is unbearable. Anyone who follows sports...

Five rules from psychology to help keep your new year’s resolutions

We are creatures of habit. Between a third and half of our behavior is habitual, according to research estimates. Unfortunately, our bad habits compromise our...

These personality traits linked to lower dementia risk

In a recent study from the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C., researchers found that older people who were calm, mature and energetic high schoolers...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...