Human Quirks: Living Well
April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Apr. 4, 2017 — New research carried out online has found that 59% of 28,113 respondents preferred to eat chocolate rabbits starting with the ears, 33% indicated that they had no starting point preference, and 4% ... read more

Positive Social Support from a Spouse Could Have Negative Consequences, New Research Shows

Jan. 24, 2017 — Offering your spouse what you believe to be positive support could have negative physiological effects on them, according to new ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn't blinking plunge us into intermittent darkness and light? New research shows that ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — A research team has developed food ingredients from mealworms and crickets which, due to their promising structure and flavor, have the potential to be used in the manufacture of foods such as ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — It's long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest. ... read more

Retail Therapy for Jealous Partners

Jan. 16, 2017 — When people in relationships feel jealous about the attention their partners are receiving, they are more likely to purchase eye-grabbing products. This is an attempt to recapture the attention of ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Can your smart watch detect when you are becoming sick? A new study indicates that this is possible. By following 60 people through their everyday lives, researchers found that smart watches and ... read more

Do Dogs of All Ages Respond Equally to Dog-Directed Speech?

Jan. 11, 2017 — People tend to talk to dogs as though they are human babies. A new study shows that people speak more slowly and with a higher tone to dogs of all ages -- both adults and puppies -- and that puppies ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Scientists find that neurological changes mark transition from ambivalent adolescent to capable adult in the ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — The next generation of toys could be controlled by the power of the mind, thanks to new ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Mozart may enhance a man's performance in board games - while AC/DC may hinder their chances, according to new ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — A lightweight bicycle constructed from abandoned golf clubs bought for just 99p from eBay has been created by a graphic design student in England. The unusual mode of transport was designed to ... read more

What Your Choice of Smartphone Says About You

Nov. 21, 2016 — Android users are more honest than iPhone users say psychologists, in a study published this week which is the first to find a link between personality and smartphone ... read more

Uncombable Hair Gene Discovered

Nov. 17, 2016 — Some children suffer from completely tangled hair, which cannot be combed at all. In German, the phenomenon bears the apt name “uncombable hair syndrome” or even “Struwwelpeter syndrome”. ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — What's in a tweet? From gender to education, the words used on social media carry impressions to others. Using publicly available tweets, social psychologists and computer scientists are helping ... read more

Mouse Mutants With Sleep Defects May Shed Light on the Mysteries of Sleep

Nov. 2, 2016 — The first unbiased genetic screen for sleep defects in mice has yielded two interesting mutants, Sleepy, which sleeps excessively, and Dreamless, which lacks rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. The ... read more

Oct. 31, 2016 — Is social media good for you, or bad? Well, it's complicated. A study of 12 million Facebook users suggests that using Facebook is associated with living longer -- when it serves to maintain and ... read more

Will Pedestrians Walk Freely in a World of Self-Driving Cars?

Oct. 26, 2016 — Imagine an urban neighborhood where most of the cars are self-driving. What would it be like to be a pedestrian? Self-driving cars are programmed to obey the rules of the road, including waiting for ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — The idea of eating bugs has created a buzz lately in both foodie and international development circles as a more sustainable alternative to consuming meat and fish. Now a report examines how the ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Psychology researchers have discovered evidence of a genetic basis for fearing dental treatment. The authors found that some of the genes that influence fear of pain likely also influence dental ... read more

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