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Spanking Harms Kids, Even 10 Years Later, Says New Scientific Study

S u m m a r y : Spanking during infancy affects the child even when he becomes a teenager, says new research published in the journal Developmental Psychology. Spanking Leaves Its Mark Physical punishment such as spanking is detrimental to children, a harm that extends into later periods of their life as well. However,

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Money Can Buy Time For Happiness

S u m m a r y : Money cannot buy happiness, goes the age-old saying. But, maybe we only cannot buy happiness directly. New research suggests that money can be used to buy free time which, in turn, leads to greater happiness. The paper is published in PNAS. Use Your Money Well! Use money

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Cute Animal Pictures Save Marriages!

S u m m a r y : Viewing pictures of cute animals can help save marriages, suggests a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. Marriage, A Challenge Marriage is not for the weak, because when the initial passion wears off, you have to work to maintain the relationship. How to keep the

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Are Friends Better Than Family?

Friendship might become more important than family in the long run, suggests a new study published in the journal Personal Relationships. Friends vs Family We do not choose our family, but we can choose our friends. The latter become more and more important with time, contributing positively to one’s health and happiness to a greater

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Fathers’ Brains React Differently to Daughters than to Sons

Dads’ brains respond differently to daughters than sons, suggests a new study published in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience. The male is not like the female—a new study reveals yet another difference between the two through brain scans, and recordings of interactions between parents and their children. Conducted by a team from Emory University, and the University

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Instagram Food Photos Help With Healthy Eating

Food photos are helping Instagram users to adhere to healthy eating, suggests a new study to be presented at the CHI 2017 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems next month. We are in the era of social media, and we can’t get enough of posting our pictures online. Of course, this is not to

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Hobbits of Indonesia Came From Africa, Says Science

The little hobbits of Indonesia that lived a long, long time ago came from Africa, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Human Evolution. The hobbits of Indonesia were a species of humans. They are thus called because of their tiny stature. Their scientific name is Homo floresiensis, and they were discovered back in

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