Attitude

Yes, Women Really Are Nicer Than Men
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Yes, Women Really Are Nicer Than Men

Yes, Virginia, women really are nicer than men are. How to we know? Because when researchers at Stony Brook University ran a computational analysis of the words used by more than 65,000 Facebook users in 10 million messages, they found that the language used by women is warmer and more […]

A Better Predictor of Mortality: Well-Being
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A Better Predictor of Mortality: Well-Being

Sure, athleticism is swell, but researchers at the University of Chicago have some new ideas about the best way to describe health and well-being. A University of Chicago news release reports that the new “comprehensive model” of health and aging considers factors such as psychological well-being, sensory function, mobility and health behaviors, […]

First Date? Sit Up Straight, Open Arms
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First Date? Sit Up Straight, Open Arms

Good posture doesn’t only help you get ahead in the workplace; it helps in the dating game too. We know that because researchers at the University of California at Berkeley videotaped 144 “speed dates” of men and women who spent four minutes talking to each other, then rated participants’ posture for […]

Why Anxiety Leads To Bad Decisions
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Why Anxiety Leads To Bad Decisions

Here’s a reason to be anxious about anxiety: it can lead us to bad decisions. That’s the verdict of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, who have found that anxiety disengages a region of the brain called the prefrontal cortex (PFC), which is critical for flexible decision making. A U of […]

Muscles Boost Leadership Image
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Muscles Boost Leadership Image

Want to be seen as a leader? Muscle up. That’s the message from researchers at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where experiments have shown that a muscular physique might just be an important attribute when it comes to judging a person’s leadership potential. A UC Berkeley news release reports […]

Mindfulness = Healthfulness
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Mindfulness = Healthfulness

Call it the great fullness correlation. Researchers at Brown University have linked mindfulness to healthfulness, at least when it comes to healthful glucose levels. A Brown University news release reports that a study of 399 people that measured health indicators including dispositional mindfulness (the inherent trait of being aware of […]

Exercise + Meditation Beat Depression
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Exercise + Meditation Beat Depression

Yes, exercise has been known to stave off depression–that’s not exactly news, but now comes research from Rutgers University indicating that exercise combined with meditation twice a week for only two months – reduced the symptoms of depression for a group of students by 40 percent. Rutgers Today reports that […]