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Education, job, and social life may help protect your brain from cognitive decline

Why do some people with amyloid plaques in their brains associated with Alzheimer's disease show no signs of the disease, while others with the...

Long-term loneliness linked to faster memory aging in older people

Scientists from the University of Michigan found prolonged loneliness in adults over 65 may be an important risk factor for faster memory aging. They found...

Using smartphones could help boost your memory skills

Scientists from University College London found that using digital devices such as smartphones could help improve memory skills, rather than causing people to become...

Is there really such a thing as an ‘addictive personality’?

We’ve all heard of someone referred to as having an “addictive personality”. Some even say it about themselves. But you may be surprised to...

Self-reflection may improve cognition and brain health in older people

Scientists from University College London found that self-reflection is positively associated with cognition late in life as well as glucose metabolism, a marker of...

Grab a coffee before shopping? You may want to think twice

How does drinking a caffeinated beverage influence shopping behavior? Are customers prone to impulsive purchases after consuming coffee, tea, or soda at retail stores or...

You really can die of sadness – and also happiness

Dying of a broken heart was just a figure of speech until 2002 when Dr Hikaru Sato and colleagues at Hiroshima City Hospital described...

The viral magic behind the Gentleminions TikTok trend

If you've taken a trip to the cinema over the school holidays, you might have been bewildered by the sight of high school boys...

It’s easier to forgive when you are under chronic stress

Scientists from the National Research University Higher School of Economics found that people experiencing chronic stress are more inclined to forgive, while people affected...

Why do embarrassing memories seem to surface at night?

Many of us have been kept awake at night by the memory of some mortifying moment. But why? We asked sleep expert Eus van...