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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

Voice appeal

Voices convey much more than the words they shape. Take for instance the word, “Hi”; presented with a light tone and rising inflexion it can communicate a sense of ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

A price on parenting?

Parenting is a roller-coaster ride; you get on it filled with expectation, things start slowly then it speeds up, you get turned upside down, there is a certain amount ...

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News from: Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Carrot, stick, or dopamine?

Motivational speakers and workplace analysts will often speak of the “carrot or stick” approaches to business. It comes down to either you can motivate your staff with the promise ...

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News from: Psychological Science

Magnesium for hips

Hip fractures are serious and may lead to disability, reduced quality of life, loss of independence and even premature death. Every day more than 40 Australians, most of them ...

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News from: Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Relationships 101

It is easy to take things for granted, what is more difficult is to put in effort to something to keep it new everyday. If you took your garden ...

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News from: Marriage and Family Review