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Peachy keen

There are some unadulterated pleasures in life; dipping your body in the ocean on a warm spring morning at dawn, the overheard laughter of your children and cradling a ...

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News from: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

To eat or not to eat?

You make big decisions every day. Will your lunch today be the leftover wholefood stew you brought from home or will you go to the café around the corner where ...

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News from: Aston University

Music moves

There are a few universal constants; for instance, eggs and jam should not be mixed…this we hold to be a fundamental truth. It is also a recognised principle of ...

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News from: Current Biology

Thinning IQ

Human beings enjoy continuity. What do you do when get up in the morning? Is it different every day or do you tend toward the same routine? How distressed ...

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News from: NeuroImage

Sucralose in your body

There is an understandable rush to reduce our sugar intake. There is plenty of evidence that excessive sugar consumption leads to diseases like diabetes and beyond. The problem is, though, ...

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News from: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B: Critical Reviews

The workplace from Mars

We would like to think that in the teen years of the 21st century our society is an egalitarian one and that people are not discriminated against based on ...

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News from: Gender, Work, and Organization

Diabetes cities

The World Health Organisation estimates that by 2030 diabetes will be the seventh most common cause of death in the world. Right now there are an estimated 347 million ...

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News from: International Diabetes Federation

Copy prat

Do you like it when someone copies you? They do after all say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! Yet we only take that so far; there ...

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News from: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

The beauty of mathematics

What do you consider beautiful? Perhaps you find beauty in a sunset? Maybe a Mozart flute concerto or a Mahler symphony are quintessentially beautiful to you? Or maybe beauty ...

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News from: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Feeding people and planet

The days are gone when we can blithely eat, mine, and make whatever we want to without a thought for the future. There are just so many people on ...

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News from: Nature

A massage prescription

A massage is beautiful and healing present to give yourself. There is plenty of evidence that simply being touched by another person is healing but what better could there ...

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News from: Annals of Family Medicine

Chocolate sadness

Admit it, there have been times when you have turned to chocolate as a way of giving yourself a little mood lift. Perhaps you have settled down now to ...

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News from: Journal of Consumer Research

Atavistic attraction

Do you have a female friend who is dating someone with whom she has nothing discernible in common? Do the rest of your friends quietly whisper things like, “She’s ...

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News from: Psychological Bulletin

Kids and chemicals

Amongst certain sections of society there is a prickliness that arises when you question the safety of the way things are currently done. It is a spikiness of character ...

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News from: The Lancet Neurology

Impressions rule reality

How much does the cover of a book matter to you? Would you pick up a book that had a picture on the cover of a small Guinea fowl ...

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News from: Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Don’t just sit there…

According to the Australian Disability Network more than four million Australians have a disability. Around 3.4 million of those are physical disabilities and while some disabilities are beyond an ...

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News from: Journal of Physical Activity and Health

Grape news for colon cancer

Just over a year ago in this news column we reported on a study published in the journal Cancer Letters which indicated that grape seed extract is effective cancerous ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Dates with destiny

Have you had to make a difficult decision lately? No, we aren’t talking whether to buy that blue top, we are talking serious decisions, the ones that could change your ...

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News from: Psychological Science