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How Well do You Know Yourself?

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If you think you know yourself better than anyone else knows you, a new study says think again. A psychologist at Washington University in St. Louis has found that the individual is more accurate in assessing one’s own internal, or neurotic traits, like anxiety, but that friends are better judges of intellect-related traits, like intelligence […] [Read More]
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Napping Boost Brain Power

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Here’s some welcome news for all you nappers: new research says napping boosts brain power. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, studied 39 healthy young adult volunteers divided into two groups: a nap group and a no-nap group. At midday, both groups performed about the same in a challenging task that involved absorbing a lot of […] [Read More]
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Anti-Drinking Ads and Alcohol Use

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You’ve probably seen public service ads that use guilt or shame to warn against alcohol abuse. According to new research, they might actually have the reverse effect, causing target audiences to drink more instead of less. Researchers at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University interviewed more than 1,200 […] [Read More]
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Pregnancy, Milk and Multiple Sclerosis

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We hear a lot about the importance of milk for babies and young children; according to a recent study, the importance of drinking milk begins even earlier — in pregnancy. According to the study, drinking milk during pregnancy may help lower your child’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis later in life. Researchers at the Harvard School […] [Read More]
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Massage and Healing

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For most people, massages are a relaxing treat; according to a new study, they could also help you deal with the loss of a loved one. The study, conducted by Swedish researchers, involved 18 people between the ages of 34 and 78 who’d just lost a relative to cancer. They were offered a 25-minute hand […] [Read More]
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Eating after Exercise

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Even though exercising might make you hungry, it’s tempting to forego a tasty (and higher-calorie) meal in favor of grilled chicken after a trip to the gym. After all, you didn’t just sweat for an hour for nothing, now did you? Well, according to a new study, you may not need to starve yourself after you […] [Read More]
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Is Junk Food Addiction real?

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If you tend to doubt people who say they feel powerless to stop overeating, think again. According to new research, they just might be right. Researchers at Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida gave lab rats unlimited access to a high-calorie diet of bacon, candy bars, pound cake and other junk food, and found that the rats gained […] [Read More]
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Your Children and the Dentist

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Let’s face it — it’s hard to get a child to look forward to going to the dentist. After all, most adults don’t look forward to it either! However, according to a recent study, if you see the dentist regularly, your kids will too. And that’s important, because dental caries (tooth decay) is one of the […] [Read More]
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