Holding Hands Eases Pain

Hold the Ibuprofen and start holding hands. That, according to research conducted at Colorado University and the University of Haifa, may be sufficient to ease some pain. A Colorado University news release reports that researchers in Haifa worked with 22 heterosexual couples, age 23 to 32, who had been together for […]


The Olympic Edge Comes Down to Brain Power

The difference between Olympic glory and almost Olympic glory depends, in many cases, on the operating speed of an athlete’s brain. This news from Johns Hopkins University, where researchers at the university’s Mind/Brain Institute have studied decision making by first rate athletes. A Johns Hopkins news release quotes Christopher Fetsch, an […]

Attitude Health

Sense of Purpose Is Good for Health

Perhaps the most impressive revelation of a new study by researchers at Washington University is the range of healthful activities that are associated with a sense of purpose. A Wash U news release reports that a strong sense of purpose was positively associated with vigorous and moderate activity, vegetable intake, […]


To Calm Down: 15 Minutes of Solitude

Just 15 minutes of being alone is enough to calm most people down, and to reduce the strong emotions that can make us crazy. We know this because a University of Rochester news release reports that researchers at the school conducted four experiments. The first compared solitude (simply being alone without […]

Attitude Women's Health

Life Gets Better Post Menopause

For women of a certain age–the age that follows menopause–life gets better. That’s the verdict of researchers at the University of Melbourne, who tracked the happiness of 252 women over a 20 year period. A University of Melbourne news release reports that researchers found that rather than becoming moodier as […]


The Good Part Of Feeling Bad

Yes, it’s better to feel good than it is to feel bad, but if you do feel bad, say researchers at UC Berkeley, it can help to embrace the dark mood. A UC Berkeley news release reports that researchers at the school are convinced that people who habitually accept their […]