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Optimism & Stubbornness Linked With Long Life

S u m m a r y : Optimism and stubbornness may be linked with long life, suggests a new study published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics. Live Well, Live Long None of us can escape ageing—but this does not stop us from trying to, at least, delay it or diminish its effects. Scientists are,

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Marriage Protects Your Mind From Dementia

S u m m a r y : Marriage may be linked with a lower risk of developing dementia, says a new study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Marriage Lowers Dementia Risk Get married to protect your mind from dementia! Humans are gregarious by nature—we do not thrive in isolation, and

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Spanking Worsens Children’s Behaviour, Says Science

S u m m a r y : Children who are spanked by their parents in their early years display an increase in behaviour problems when they are older, shows a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. To Spank or Not to Spank? “To spank or not to spank children” is a question

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Daydreaming Means You’re Smart & Creative

S u m m a r y : Daydreaming is a sign of intelligence, says a new study published in the journal Neuropsychologia. Good News For the Dreamers All you dreamers out there, rejoice! Daydreaming during work meetings is not all that bad—instead, it comes as a perk to being smart and creative, suggests a

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Women Are More Generous Than Men, Says Science

S u m m a r y : The female brain reacts more strongly to prosocial behavior than the male brain, which makes women more generous and helpful than their male counterparts , says a new study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. Female Brains vs Male Brains Women are usually more generous than

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Binge Drinking Decreases Your Chance of Getting A Job

S u m m a r y : Binge drinking in college affects your future careers: it decreases your change of getting a job, says new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Binge Drinking & Job Hunting If you want a job after college, you better watch your drinking behaviours, suggests new research

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Praising Kids For Being Smart Makes Them More Likely to Cheat!

S u m m a r y : Kids who are praised for being smart are more likely to cheat or to give up in the face of challenges, says a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. Words of Praise or Words of Doom? “You are so smart; you did so well.” These

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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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