People Enjoy Your Company Far More Than You Think
September 21, 2018 | Consciousness | J.Battaglia
In our social lives, we're constantly engaged in what researchers call "meta-perception," or trying to figure out how other people see us. Do people think we're boring or interesting, selfish or altruistic, attractive or not?
BPA-Free Plastics Disrupt Fertility
September 14, 2018 | Toxins | A.Coghlan
Many plastic bottles are sold as "BPA-free" -- meaning they don't contain bisphenol A, an ingredient known to disrupt reproduction in mice. But now it seems that the additives used in place of BPA are potentially just as harmful.
Why Do Some People Feel Less Pain?
September 11, 2018 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness.
GMO Salmon Maker Refuses To Disclose Who They Selling To
September 9, 2018 | GMO | A.McCarthy
Prepared sashimi products are where you're likely to find genetically modified salmon, the CEO of AquaBounty Technologies, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company that produces the fish, told investors, but they won't say who they're selling to
Coffee Causing Cancer??
September 2, 2018 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Scientists have been doing research on a coffee-cancer link for a very long time. Meta-studies looking at all the scientific literature up to date have clearly shown that not only there is no association between coffee-drinking and cancer, but there is actually a mild inverse correlation between drinking coffee and some type of cancer. In other words, not only does coffee not give you cancer, but it may mildly protect you from some types of cancer, such as breast and liver cancer.
The Real Culprit May Not Be Gluten At All
August 23, 2018 | Nutrition | A.Klein
Gluten might not be the bad guy after all. Evidence suggests it may be the fructan molecules in wheat that cause stomach problems in people with an intolerance.
Why Do So Many Of Us Have Slowness Rage?
August 21, 2018 | Lifestyle | C.Wald
Slowness rage is not confined to the sidewalk, of course. Slow drivers, slow Internet, slow grocery lines--they all drive us crazy. You too can measure yourself on the "Pedestrian Aggressiveness Syndrome Scale," a tool developed by University of Hawaii psychologist Leon James. While walking in a crowd, do you find yourself "acting in a hostile manner (staring, presenting a mean face, moving closer or faster than expected)" and "enjoying thoughts of violence?"
10 Powerful Things That Extend Your Life
August 17, 2018 | Aging | M.Torres
Differences in lifestyle patterns rather than mortality or health outcomes appear to have immense research potential in gauging life expectancy. How do patterns in thought, actions, supplements, and diet interact, synergize, or interfere with one another? Here's a look at 10 powerful things that influence our aging processes.
Boxers or Briefs? What's The Verdict on Loose or Tight-Fitting Underwear?
August 13, 2018 | Lifestyle | J.Battaglia
One type of underwear exposes men to significantly higher sperm concentrations and total sperm counts when compared to others according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The findings of this study, conducted in the Fertility Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, suggest that certain styles of men's underwear may inhibit production of sperm.
Breaking Rules Frees Up Your Mind, Makes It Easier To Be Creative
August 9, 2018 | Lifestyle | J.Kluger
Want to compose a great symphony, write a classic novel, come up with a brilliant new app? Cheat on your taxes first, or on your poker buddies. It's easy--and fun, too. That's the unsettling implication of a new study released by the Association for Psychological Science and conducted by business professors at Harvard University and the University of Southern California.
What Separates Leadership and Delegate Decision-Making?
August 7, 2018 | Lifestyle | M.Chan
Leaders are more willing to take responsibility for making decisions that affect the welfare of others. In a new study, researchers at the University of Zurich identified the cognitive and neurobiological processes that influence whether someone is more likely to take on leadership or to delegate decision-making.