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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Super Bowl Won’t Make You Feel Super, Even If Your Team Wins

Feb. 5, 2016 — Communication researchers have created a unique way to watch the emotional dynamics of the game in real-time during this year's Super ... read more

'Meaningful' Media May Push Altruism Across Bounds of Race and Age

Feb. 4, 2016 — People who watch meaningful entertainment may be more willing to lend a hand to people they consider different, according to ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies, according to researchers. They also found that music is effective, but to a lesser ... read more

Early Poverty Disrupts Link Between Hunger and Eating

Feb. 4, 2016 — How much you eat when you're not really hungry may depend on how well off your family was when you were a child, according to new ... read more

Don't Use Body Mass Index to Determine Whether People Are Healthy

Feb. 4, 2016 — Relying on body mass index (BMI), a numerical measure of a person's height and weight, as a proxy for health incorrectly labels more than 54 million heavy Americans unhealthy when they are not, ... read more

Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Serious Falls in Older Men

Feb. 4, 2016 — Older men who engage in regular physical activity experience far fewer serious fall injuries than those who do not, say researchers. Their findings suggest that moderate exercise can help prevent ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — 'These findings suggest that the way in which people measure success affects their honesty. When success is measured by social comparison, as is the case when winning a competition, dishonesty ... read more

Researchers Urge Caution on Wearable Health Devices

Feb. 3, 2016 — Wearable devices to monitor health are not always reliable or secure according to research. The market for digital devices like smartwatches and fitness bands is growing, with 19 million likely to be ... read more

Anonymous Browsing Hinders Online Dating Signals

Feb. 3, 2016 — Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study finds that certain longstanding social ... read more

Practice Makes Perfect: Switching Between Languages Pays Off

Feb. 3, 2016 — Bilingual children are better than monolinguals at a certain type of mental control, and that those children with more practice switching between languages have even greater ... read more

How Structure Increases Careful Thought About Decisions

Feb. 3, 2016 — The findings also suggest the lack of structure often found in impoverished environments can negatively impact ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Cluttered and chaotic environments can cause stress, which can lead us to grab more of the indulgent snacks -- twice as many cookies, according to this new ... read more

First-Semester GPA a Better Predictor of College Success Than ACT Score

Feb. 2, 2016 — Underrepresented students' first-semester GPA may be a better predictor of whether they'll graduate college than their ACT score or their family's socioeconomic status, a new study has ... read more

A New Alternative to Sodium: Fish Sauce

Feb. 2, 2016 — Vietnamese fish sauce added to chicken broth, tomato sauce and coconut curry reduced the amount of sodium chloride by by 10-25 percent while still maintaining the perceived deliciousness, saltiness ... read more

Seeing Exemplary Peer Work Can Undermine Student Performance

Feb. 2, 2016 — From academic honors to 'employee of the month' awards, we are regularly exposed to and made aware of the exemplary performance of others. Many believe such recognition not only ... read more

Women More Sensitive to Irksome Behavior Than Men

Feb. 2, 2016 — Women may be friendlier than men, but that doesn't mean they like putting up with jerks, suggests a new report. A new study shows that women are more likely than men to get irked at irritating ... read more

Misery of Work Second Only to Illness

Feb. 2, 2016 — British people are at their least happy while at work -- except when they are sick in bed -- according to ... read more

Helicopter Parents Take Extreme Approach to Homework

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new study has revealed helicopter parents who take over responsibility for their child's homework can be doing more harm than good, especially as children get older. They often put more ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Many K-12 school efforts to reduce bullying have proven not very effective, leading educators to wonder what bullying prevention approach works best. A new study finds one anti-bullying program works ... read more

Wine, Roses and a Walk on the Beach: Valentine's Day Ideas for Those With Diabetes

Feb. 1, 2016 — If the person you love loves chocolate, grabbing a gift for Valentine’s Day is a breeze. But if the person you love has diabetes or prediabetes, you have to think outside the heart-shaped box, says ... read more

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