Psychology

Gratitude and shared laughter strengthen romantic partnerships

Gratitude and shared laughter strengthen romantic partnerships

For years, we've heard authors, inspirational speakers, and even our parents attribute happiness to "the little things," and Sara Algoe couldn't agree more. "It's the...
Why people with ADHD can be successful in business

Why people with ADHD can be successful in business

The symptoms of ADHD foster important traits associated with entrepreneurship. That conclusion was reached in a study conducted by an international team of economists, who...
How gut bacteria may influence our emotion

How gut bacteria may influence our emotion

Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with mood and behavior. This may be the first time that behavioral and neurobiological...
5 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

5 ways to keep your memory sharp

The way you live, what you eat and drink, and how you treat your body affect your memory as well as your physical health...
Feeling bad about your failures may lead to success

Feeling bad about your failures may lead to success

Perhaps it is best to beat yourself up a little the next time you fail at a task. Responding to failure emotionally, rather than cognitively,...

Daydreaming is good. It means you’re smart

A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that daydreaming during meetings isn't necessarily a bad thing. It might be a sign that...
Funny people are more intelligent than unfunny peers

Funny people are more intelligent than unfunny peers

Albert Einstein attributed his brilliant mind to having a child-like sense of humor. Indeed, several studies have found an association between humor and intelligence. Researchers...
Women look younger when eyes, lips and eyebrows stand out

Women look younger when eyes, lips and eyebrows stand out

Aspects of facial contrast, a measure of how much facial features stand out in the face, decrease with age in women across a variety...
How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis

How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis

A few years ago, a man experienced a midlife crisis. He was professionally successful and had a rewarding family life, but still had a “hollow”...
First evidence for higher state of consciousness

First evidence for higher state of consciousness

Scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase...