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Reading Habits helps having life long memory

Reading, an activity that stimulates mental processes, can help preserve memory skills as we grow older. Written by Marina Koren To keep their bodies running at peak performance, people often hit the gym, pounding away at the treadmill to strengthen … Continue reading

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Day Dreaming makes you more attentive and focused, then engaged in other activities

Besieged at every turn by distractions, we spend a lot of time struggling to pay attention, concentrate, and focus on the task in front of us. Written By Annie Murphy Paul What we don’t do, according to University of Southern California professor … Continue reading

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We Forget so we remember – Study

Researchers report new findings on how the human brain retains what is most important, and avoids being overwhelmed by trivia. By Lee Dye We accumulate so many memories that it’s a wonder our brains don’t clog, strangling us on the trivia of our daily … Continue reading

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On Facebook – Negative vs Positive

When his father died, Doug Anter of Royal Oak, Mich., called key family members, then put the news on Facebook.  By Christina Valhouli LIKE many women these days, Aran Hissam, 35, of Melbourne, Fla., posted the news that she was pregnant … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Early Cognitive Problems Identified

Written by Joseph Nordqvist Early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease have been discovered and published in the latest issue of American Journal of Psychiatry. The findings reveal that people who are beginning to develop the disease often show problems with processing semantic … Continue reading

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Beating Your Kids Increases Their Risk of Mental Illness – Study

Children who are pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped or hit are more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness. Just one more reason to embrace alternative forms of discipline. By Bonnie Rochman What if we, as a society, could cut down on … Continue reading

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If We Feel Too Busy, It’s Probably Due to Having Too Much Free Time

A forthcoming study finds that keeping busy with selfless tasks greatly expands our perception of how much time we have. By Christie Nicholson Objectively time is constant. A minute is a minute. But when we have a lot to do, … Continue reading

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Why Women Say ‘I’m Sorry’ More Than Men Read more

Women are more easily offended than men. In turn, they perceive more of their own behaviour as improper, requiring an apology. By Eric Barker Despite wide acceptance of the stereotype that women apologize more readily than men, there is little systematic evidence … Continue reading

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People Who Lack Control Are More Likely To Be Superstitious – Study

During the 2010 soccer World Cup, Paul the Octopus became a worldwide superstar for correctly “predicting” the winner of all games in the competition. By Petra Rattue Queensland University researchers have found that people who felt a lack of control … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Spark Your Creativity – Study

Innovation is the name of the game these days in business, in science and technology, even in art. by SARAH ZIELINSKI We all want to get those big ideas, but most of us really have no idea what sets off those … Continue reading

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Day-dreaming helps children concentrate, and makes them perform better in Exams

Just staring into space? Perhaps not By ROB WAUGH  Daydreaming could help children oncentrate – and even perform better in tests, researchers claim. The children also feel less anxious and more motivated to perform, according to a review of studies on … Continue reading

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Exclusive: How To Give Up Smoking?? – Study

“It’s easy to quit smoking; I’ve done it hundreds of times.” — Mark Twain By Catharine Paddock  There are many different ways to quit smoking. Some experts advocate using pharmacological products to help wean you off nicotine, others say all you … Continue reading

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Why Online Dating Doesn’t Work??

On-line dating might give you something, but it’s probably not a soul mate By Christie Nicholson A team of psychologists reviewed online dating sites and their conclusions are not promising. Most sites rely on what’s called an “exclusive process”—they use … Continue reading

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How lefties, righties see the world differently

By Joan Raymond Be careful next time you cast a vote. Your “handedness” might make you choose the wrong candidate, according to a research review published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. … Continue reading

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Want to know the Language of Lies?

It turns out to be difficult to tell when other people are lying By Art Markman There are lots of cues that we believe will tip us off to whether someone is telling the truth. We expect people telling the … Continue reading

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Ways to Inflate Your IQ

  Your Intelligence Level Can Fluctuate, Studies Show; Battling the Post-Vacation Dip By Sue ShellenBarger Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it. Now, … Continue reading

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Impatient People Have Lower Credit Scores, Research Finds

While patience may be a virtue, a new study is showing that it can also help your credit score. Article By David Mielach According to research by two economists at Boston’s Federal Reserve Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Making, … Continue reading

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