Psychology

Data science could predict which failures will ultimately lead to success

A new study examines the mechanisms of how failure leads to success—and found that the way one fails matters. Oprah Winfrey was fired from her...

This personality trait may protect you from depression

In a new study, researchers found people who have grandiose narcissistic traits are more likely to be 'mentally tough', feel less stressed and are...

What Reddit’s basketball fans can tell us about online discourse

Basketball season kicked off last month and with it comes the return of the most enduring of fan traditions: trash talk. Now, researchers from the...

These personality traits may predict your dementia risk

In a new study, researchers found that dementia risk is lower among older people who were calm, mature and energetic high schoolers. They found being...

You may solve a problem better if you “sleep on it”

In a new study, researchers found people actually might solve a problem better if they "sleep on it.” In fact, the researchers were able to...

This mind-body therapy may decrease opioid addiction, increase joy

In a new study, researchers found that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), could increase the brain's response to natural, healthy rewards...

Some people benefit from being naturally mentally tough, but it can be taught to...

The saying that "whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger" is simplistic, disingenuous, and potentially destructive. While it's true that some who experience horrible events...

7 signs of a toxic relationship you should know

Feel like you could be in a toxic relationship with a friend or significant other? A toxic relationship can start out perfectly healthy, but over...

You may overeat when dining with friends and family

In a new study, researchers found people eat more with friends and family than when dining alone - a possible throwback to our early...

Scientists prove what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Scientists at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management have established a causal relationship between failure and future success, proving German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's adage...

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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...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
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...