Attitude

Brain Training Games Don’t Work
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Brain Training Games Don’t Work

Computerized brain-training games are apparently good for something: They improve your ability to play a particular computer game. But do they make you smarter? According to a review of nearly 400 studies of brain training published last week in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, […]

Where The Nice People Live
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Where The Nice People Live

No, the United States does not have the nicest people in the world, but it does pretty well with the number seven spot on a list of the most empathetic nations, as calculated by researchers at Michigan State University. A Michigan State news release reports […]

Oxytocin For Body and Spirit
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Oxytocin For Body and Spirit

Oxytocin doesn’t just renew aging muscles, it can also renew your spirit. Researchers at Duke University have found that men reported a greater sense of spirituality shortly after taking oxytocin and a week later, and that people who took oxytocin also experienced more positive emotions during […]

Meditation Improves Emotional Health
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Meditation Improves Emotional Health

OK, perhaps it’s not all that surprising: meditation tends to level our emotions–in a good way. And according to researchers at Michigan State University, it does so even for people who are not particularly “mindful,” meaning those who don’t usually enjoy a moment-by-moment awareness of […]

Happy Spouse, Healthy You
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Happy Spouse, Healthy You

It offers the same health benefit as exercise, but it’s a lot easier: keep your spouse happy. Researchers at Michigan State University who studied 1,981 married couples have found that people with happy spouses were much more likely to report better health, regardless of a […]

What Is the Season of Divorce?
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What Is the Season of Divorce?

Good question. In fact, there are two seasons of divorce: March and August, the periods following winter and summer vacations.  We know that because researchers at the University of Washington analyzed divorce filings in Washington state between 2001 and 2015. A U of Washington news release reports […]

Stressed? Make Some Art
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Stressed? Make Some Art

Feeling stressed? Paint a picture, even a bad picture. Researchers at Drexel University are convinced that making art, pretty much any art, reduces the stress hormones in our bodies. Most of the time.  A Drexel news release reports that the researchers studied 39 adults, ranging from […]

Standing Desks Boost Productivity
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Standing Desks Boost Productivity

Yes, standing desks help us burn more calories, and they also appear to improve our attention. Now comes a report from researchers at Texas A&M suggesting that standing desks also improve productivity. A Texas A&M news release reports that when researchers examined the productivity differences between […]