Smiling Really Does Make People Feel Happier
Wednesday, April 17 2019 | Happiness
Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to a paper examining thousands of participants in the Psychological Bulletin.
An Internet of Your Thoughts 'Within Decades'
Tuesday, April 16 2019 | Consciousness
Imagine a future technology that would provide instant access to the world's knowledge and artificial intelligence, simply by thinking about a specific topic or question. Communications, education, work, and the world as we know it would be transformed.
Another Measles Outbreak Blamed On The Unvaccinated
Friday, April 12 2019 | Vaccines
The New York City Mayor has imposed an order declaring that all residents of a Brooklyn neighborhood undergo mandatory vaccinations or else pay a steep fine. Despite the majority of the neighborhood being vaccinated, broad generalizations from officials are blaming the outbreak on the unvaccinated.
People With A Sense of Unity Experience Greater Life Satisfaction
Thursday, April 11 2019 | Consciousness
People who embrace a sense of unity and oneness -- the idea that everything in the world is connected and interdependent, appear to have greater life satisfaction than those who don't, regardless of whether they belong to a religion or don't, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
Nature Pills Heal Stress In 20 Minutes
Tuesday, April 9 2019 | NaturalLiving
Taking at least twenty minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels. That's the finding of a study that has established for the first time the most effective dose of an urban nature experience.
Study Debunks 'Depression Genes'
Friday, April 5 2019 | MentalHealth
A new University of Colorado Boulder study assessing genetic and survey data from 620,000 individuals found that the 18 most highly-studied candidate genes for depression are actually no more associated with it than randomly chosen genes.
Can Beer Prevent Cancer?
Wednesday, April 3 2019 | Antioxidants
The chemical properties of beer may help in the battle against cancer, due to acids in hops that may have both anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
How To Make Your Brain Adaptive Enough To Cope With Anything
Tuesday, April 2 2019 | MentalHealth
Certain cognitive styles can help us better navigate the modern world. So argues Leonard Mlodinow, a physicist-turned-author whose career is the embodiment of the so-called elastic thinking he espouses.
Low Carb Better Than Low Fat For Reducing Arthritis Pain
Monday, April 1 2019 | Arthritis
A change in diet can reduce the intense pain caused by osteoarthritis, the most prominent form of arthritis, according to research findings published this week in the journal Pain Medicine.
Improving Your Mood In 12 Minutes
Friday, March 29 2019 | MentalHealth
We all have a remedy, a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate, for lifting our spirits when we’re in a bad mood. Rather than focusing on ways to make ourselves feel better, a team of Iowa State University researchers suggests wishing others well.
This Sweetener Banned in Many Countries Causes Cancer
Tuesday, March 26 2019 | Toxins
Consuming the equivalent of one can of soda per day with this sweetener caused colon cancer to develop via larger tumors, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.