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Toothbrush truths

Sharing is one of the highest and defining aspects of the human condition. In the alchemy of sharing and altruism society is formed but even sharing has its limits. ...

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News from: American Society for Microbiology and University of Alabama

Egg salad

Many of the healthy nutrients found in vegetables are fat-soluble (they dissolve in fat). Among these fat-loving health promoters are betacarotene, vitamin A, lutein, lycopene, and zeaxanthin. These nutrients ...

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News from: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

“Do” beats “don’t”

Whatever you do, don’t think about an elephant right now. OK, now that I have you thinking about an elephant it is time to think about the psychology of ...

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News from: Nutrition Review and Cornell Food & Brand Lab

True to you

In Act 1, Scene 3 of Hamlet Polonius offers the advice “This above all, to thine own self be true”. Although Shakespeare’s original intended meaning may have been a ...

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News from: Psychological Science

Money thoughts

Are you a cynic? By “cynic” I am not referring to the school of ancient Greek philosophers founded by Antisthenes, who had an elaborate contempt for ease and pleasure. ...

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News from: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Green thinking

A stark but scarcely believable fact emerged recently from the National Centre for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The fact, widely reported, was that the ...

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News from: Journal of Environmental Psychology

Facebook revelations

Humans have never been found wanting for ways to analyse each other’s personality. Whether it be through the time of their birth, their favourite colour, or the remains in their ...

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News from: Personality and Individual Differences

Protein teen

The world of teenage psychology and behaviour is a largely inscrutable one. “Teen” life is an impenetrable mosaic of adulation of obscure Canadians, adoption of largely meaningless catch-phrases and fashion ...

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News from: Journal of Nutrition

On the rebound

Sometimes our use of metaphorical language is uncomfortably close to the bone and nowhere is this better evidenced than in the case of romantic rejection. If your relationship comes ...

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News from: Social Psychological and Personality Science

High heel horrors

As long as there have been high heels, there have been physicians wagging their head and saying that no good would come of this extravagant podiatric adornment. High heel ...

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News from: Journal of Foot and Ankle Injuries

Emoticon power

How do you communicate emotion? If you are face to face with someone you can use anything from a delicately raised eyebrow, to a slight variation in tone of ...

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News from: Computers in Human Behaviour

Cycles vs cars

In 1790 the Comte Mede de Sivrac of France created a wooden scooter-like contraption called a celerifere. Then in 1816, Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun, of Germany, invented ...

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News from: Ecological Economics

Nuts and oils for the mind

In recent times the Mediterranean Diet has been receiving a lot of credit as being a healthy way to eat. The basis of the Mediterranean diet is a lot ...

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News from: JAMA Internal Medicine

Changing face of happiness

Things were different back in 1938; in 1938 underwear was always worn underneath, a phone was something that you had to run to instead of it running you, and email ...

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News from: British Psychological Society

Bragging backfires

Bragging has been around as long as communication: as soon as one of our ancestors realised he could let others know how brave he had been when hunting that ...

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News from: Psychological Science

The gap year

Spiritual philosophies advise trying to dwell in the “gap”; the space between thoughts. The theory of this is that, since each thought is a separate entity emanating from the ...

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News from: Developmental Psychology

Drink to down diabetes

Diabetes is a growing problem and one of the simple reasons behind the diabetes surge is the enormous amount of sweetened food and drink that we consume. A little ...

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News from: Diabetologia

Food flight

“Airline food” is hardly a phrase that has conjured thoughts of haute cuisine, or even digestible cuisine for that matter. No one really expects to dine elegantly or joyously ...

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News from: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance