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Food for thoughts

As we increasingly gain the capacity to dissect matter and reduce things to their elemental components it is tempting to begin to see things in isolation, as just an agglomeration ...

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News from: Biological Psychiatry

Sharenting

Do you love social media? Are you a Facebooker, or do you love a good Tweet, or is it Instagram or Pinterest that you can’t do without? There certainly ...

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News from: University of Michigan

Night light

We all have a largely negative view of the dark, in fact some of us even fear it. When was the last time you heard someone say, “I was ...

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News from: British Journal of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Curve-licious

We all have different tastes when it comes to being attracted to people, right? Well, yes and no, but mostly no. There are certain quirks in what one person ...

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News from: Evolution and Human Behaviour

Nail biting perfection

We all have little habits that, if we are honest, can border on the pathologically insane. Yes, that tendency you have to make paper napkins at restaurants into small ...

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News from: Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

The when of eating

Are you a midnight snacker? Do you find yourself at around 11pm gazing into the fridge looking for that morsel that will get you through the next half hour’s ...

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News from: Science

Movie calories

We seek ways to differentiate ourselves from each other. Things like astrology and religion are wonderful avenues for delineation of our differences, just think how often you hear the ...

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News from: JAMA Internal Medicine

Sucking away the common cold

The first tickles of cool zephyrs are making their amid the early autumn air in the southern hemisphere. With those tickles come the promise of a cold and flu ...

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News from: BMC Family Practice

Shades of sexism

You interact with members of the opposite sex every day but although we have come a long way in terms of equality is there a hint of sexism in ...

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News from: Sex Roles

The power of purpose

What do you do to promote your own health? Do you make sure that you exercise at least four times a week at moderate intensity? Maybe you eat only ...

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News from: American Heart Association

Raising self-esteem

Narcissism is possibly present in us all to some degree. Think about it; isn’t there at least one area of life in which you consider yourself to be superior ...

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News from: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Veggies reduce cancer risk

One in 12 Australians will develop colorectal cancer (CRC) in their lifetime. It is the second most common cause of cancer related death and survival is very dependent on ...

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News from: JAMA Internal Medicine

Onion rings true

Onions have been cultivated for at least 6000 years and they have been a pretty popular food for much of that time. When the slaves building the pyramids were ...

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News from: Journal of Consumer Research

Monthly variety show

Variety they say is the spice of life, or as Petrarch put it a touch more stridently, “Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.” This may well ...

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News from: Journal of Consumer Research

The mysterious wandering brain

The human brain loves a mystery; why else would there be shelf upon shelf in bookshops devoted to crime novels? Why else would production companies still see the value ...

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News from: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Happy hearts

Jim Morrison had one, so did Salvador Dali and Elvis Presley; no, the answer is not “a small poodle”, it is “a heart attack” and we know that heart ...

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News from: European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care

Of heat and hearts

Here is a little bit of trivia that you can wow your friends with at your next dinner party: what is the only Finnish word in the English dictionary? ...

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News from: JAMA Internal Medicine

Coffee and MS

What does your coffee do for you? Is it the team of oxen that drags your protesting consciousness into a new day? Does it lend you a kind of ...

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News from: American Academy of Neurology