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Jealousy Scientifically Explained, But Only for One Gender

Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind Jealousy typically rears its head when we think a rival threatens a valuable relationship, such as a potential...

Online Social Communities Can Help You Stop Smoking

Online social networks designed to help smokers kick the tobacco habit are effective, especially if users are active participants, according to a new study...

How to Make Better Decisions: Look at The Big Picture or...

New research suggests how distancing yourself from a decision may help you make the choice that produces the most benefit for you and others...

Here is Why Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health

Imagine a 65-year-old woman who sees her physician frequently for a variety of aches and pains. She might complain of back pain on one...

Gender Inequality in Willingness to Punish: Who Is More Cruel

A new research measures gender differences in cooperation and punishment behavior. Results showed that men punish more than women, men obtain higher rank, and...

How To Deal with Embarrassing Situations

Feelings of embarrassment can be overcome through mental training. This is the finding of a study published in Springer's journal Motivation and Emotion. By...

Neuroscientists Get at the Roots of Pessimism

Many patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression experience negative moods that lead them to focus on the possible downside of a...

People Became Less Intelligent, or IQ Tests Are at Fault

A defining trend in human intelligence tests that saw people steadily obtaining higher IQ scores through the 20th century has abruptly ended, a new...

Brain Activity Is Inherited

Every person has a distinct pattern of functional brain connectivity known as a connectotype, or brain fingerprint. While individually unique, each connectotype demonstrates both...

General Goals Setting Make Happiness Last Longer

For most people, the sense of happiness derived from a luxurious vacation, a good movie or a tasty dinner at a restaurant may seem...

The Secret to Being Cool: Try Smiling

For many people, one of the unspoken rules for being cool is maintaining an emotionally inexpressive attitude. This message is reinforced through advertisements where...

How Anxiety Can Be Good for You

The reason that some things instill fear and anxiety is because they can cause us harm, either physically or psychologically.

Behavior in High School Predicts Success Later in Life

Being a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good...

People Get Nicer as They Age

Have you ever wondered why older people seem more responsible, kinder, and more agreeable than those still in their youth? After conducting numerous research...

Bad News Comes Easier Without a Buffer

You know you want to end your relationship, but you're nervous and don't want to be hurtful. So you spend the first 10 minutes...

The Connection Between Food and Mood

Most probably, you know a little bit about the connection between food and mood, especially if you have noticed that while you are tired...

Smartphone Apps Help Reducing Depression

New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for...

Women Kinder Than Men, More Generous Too

Male and female brains react differently to selfless and selfish behaviour, with women’s brains showing a stronger reward signal for kindness and generosity, a...