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Health

TELLING lies can make you ILL.

It found honest people who avoid porkies enjoy better physical and mental health.

 

Social Psychology

Couples argue 312 times a year

Mostly on Thursday at 8pm for ten minutes

Social Psychology

Respect Matters More Than Money for Happiness in Life

New research suggests that overall happiness in life is more related to how much you are respected and admired by those around you, not to the status that comes from how much money you have stashed in your bank account.

Ecology

Todmorden: Vegetables are sprouting up among the flowerbeds in Todmorden

In the small market town of Todmorden in West Yorkshire in the North of England, 280 km from London, sprouting vegetables have taken over flower beds and green areas. Everywhere, in graveyards and car parks, at the station, on roofs, even in disused rowing boats and wellington boots school playgrounds, the 'Incredible Edible Todmorden' project has planted vegetables and fruit trees and bushes. The aim of the project is to make sure that local foods are grown and eaten throughout this provincial town. The town's companies, schools, farmers and the entire local community are involved in this inspiring, expanding project.

Health

Family and 'little things' key to happiness

The world can stop searching, a New Zealand researcher says she has found the secret to boosting happiness - family and friends, and savouring the little things.

Neuroscience

Walking Through Doorways Causes Forgetting

 

We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find.

New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses.

 

Social Psychology

Empathy Doesn't Extend Across the Political Aisle

ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2012) — When we try to put ourselves in someone else's shoes, we usually go all the way, assuming that they feel the same way we do. But a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that we have limits: we don't extend this projection to people who have different political views, even under extreme circumstances.

Scientific research

Rich people are more likely to behave unethically, study finds

Wealthy individuals are more likely to engage in unethical behavior, a new study from UC Berkeley and University of Toronto researchers suggests.

Social Psychology

Study: Women Prefer Chefs Over Lovers

Sure, a healthy sex life is great. But it’s nothing compared to a cheese soufflé.

Economy

Consumerism and its antisocial effects can be turned on—or off

Money doesn’t buy happiness. Neither does materialism: Research shows that people who place a high value on wealth, status, and stuff are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than those who do not.

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