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October 5, 2015

Face-to-Face Socializing More Powerful Than Phone Calls, Emails in Guarding Against Depression

Oct. 5, 2015 — In a slight knock on digital and telephone communications, a new study points to the unsurpassed mental health benefits of regular face-to-face social interactions among older adults. Study ... read more

Relationship Quality Affects Siblings' Mental Health, Risky Behaviors

Sep. 30, 2015 — The Latino culture, more than others, places a high value on the family unit; yet, little research has examined the dynamics of Latino family relationships and how those dynamics affect children’s ... read more

Cheaters Sometimes Prosper on Facebook

Sep. 29, 2015 — What does it mean to cheat in a Facebook game like FarmVille? Is it any different from breaking the rules in a traditional videogame like World of Warcraft? New research shows that players often ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Have you ever touched someone else and wondered why his or her skin felt so incredibly soft? Well, now researchers present evidence that this experience may often be an ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — New study using Facebook network data, including a dataset of over 57 billion friendships, shows correlation between higher social class and fewer international friendships. Researchers say results ... read more

Stress Main Cause of Smoking After Childbirth

Sep. 9, 2015 — Mothers who quit smoking in pregnancy are more likely to light up again after their baby is born if they feel stressed. Researchers studied more than 1,000 new mothers and found that the stress of ... read more

How Hashtags and @ Symbols Affect Language on Twitter

Sep. 9, 2015 — When tweeters use hashtags, they tend to be more formal and drop the use of abbreviations and emoticons. But when they use the @ symbol to address smaller audiences, they're more likely to use ... read more

Does Our Mental Health as Teenagers Determine Our Entry Into Parenthood? Yes, and No.

Sep. 9, 2015 — The effects of parenthood on mental health are complex, but a new study reveals a different angle to the relationship: how a person’s mental health at 16 influences whether or not he or she becomes ... read more

Using Humor to Help Toddlers Learn

Sep. 7, 2015 — We all know that laughter is the best medicine, but a team of French scientists has discovered that using humor also appears to help toddlers learn new tasks, reports a new ... read more

Laughter, Then Love: Study Explores Why Humor Is Important in Romantic Attraction

Sep. 3, 2015 — Research has found the when two strangers meet, the more times a man tries to be funny and the more a woman laughs at those attempts, the more likely the woman is interested in the man. When both ... read more

Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Sep. 2, 2015 — Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new ... read more

Close Friendships in Adolescence Predict Health in Adulthood

Aug. 31, 2015 — Teens are often warned to beware the undue influence of peer pressure, but new research suggests that following the pack in adolescence may have some unexpected benefits for physical health in early ... read more

Covert and Overt Forms of Sexism Are Equally Damaging to Working Women

Aug. 27, 2015 — Frequent sexist wisecracks, comments and office cultures where women are ignored are just as damaging to women as single instances of sexual coercion and unwanted sexual attention, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Rsearchers have developed a questionnaire to help you determine if you suffer from nomophobia or a fear of being without your mobile ... read more

Silence at the Water-Cooler: The Impact of Same-Sex Marriage in the Workplace

Aug. 26, 2015 — Workplace reactions to same-sex relationships suggest that legal recognition has done little to erode the marginalization many LGB people face, new research from a sociologist concludes. Researchers ... read more

Friends' Online Influence Increases Ecommerce Purchases 60 Percent

Aug. 25, 2015 — A study on peer influence in ecommerce shows a 60 percent higher chance of buying an online service if it's purchased by ... read more

Romantic Opportunities Appear to Influence Women's Sexual Identities, but Not Men's

Aug. 25, 2015 — Romantic opportunities appear to influence women's sexual identities -- but not men's, suggests a new ... read more

Women in Mostly Male Workplaces Exhibit Psychological Stress Response

Aug. 24, 2015 — Today's workforce is highly sex-segregated -- for example, most elementary school teachers are women, while most chemistry professors are men. Researchers examine one important consequence of ... read more

Unlike Boys, Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex, Gain Friends for Making out

Aug. 24, 2015 — Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for 'making out,' while their male peers lose friends for 'making out' and gain friends for having sex, finds a ... read more

Want a Better Relationship and a Better Sex Life?

Aug. 23, 2015 — If men take up more of the child-care duties, splitting them equally with their female partners, heterosexual couples have more satisfaction with their relationships and their sex lives, according to ... read more

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