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Friends for life

Friends are important. Who else can you turn to when life throws you a surprise downturn? Who else but friends can you rely on to tell you that the ...

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News from: Psychological Science

Eyes closed recall

When do you close your eyes? Yes, there is that blessed moment at the end of a harried, emotion charged day when your head nestles into the pillow and ...

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News from: Legal and Criminological Psychology

Phone separation anxiety

Your smartphone allows you to do so many things; you can play games, answer email, surf the net, get directions, take a selfie, and even (if you are feeling ...

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News from: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Coffee and melanoma

Summer holidays are over (for Southern Hemisphere readers) and you are probably back at work after a few weeks of family gatherings, overindulgence, and frolicking in the sun. As ...

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News from: Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Beeting blood pressure

Monty Python famously asked the question, “What have the Romans ever done for us, hey?” By the end of the skit the question has become, “All right, but apart ...

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News from: Hypertension

Infidelity: sexual vs. emotional

Variety, they say, is the spice of life. This is undoubtedly true when it comes to your diet and even your fashion choices but does it hold true when ...

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News from: Archives of Sexual Behaviour

Emotional distraction

The origins of word can be revealing and usually instructive. The word “heal” for instance comes from the Saxon word “helian” and the Norse word “helia” which both meant ...

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News from: Psychosomatic Bulletin and Review

To yell or not to yell

When is the last time that you really gave vent to a spleen full of anger? Maybe it was when the operator at your bank’s off-shore call centre thought ...

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News from: Psychological Science

Cold noses cause colds

Humans seem to like things when they are cool, in fact in the English speaking world we have even elevated “cool” to an adjective that indicates things are good ...

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News from: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Avocados and cholesterol

Humans have a long history of strange beliefs. The Romans believed that epilepsy could be cured by drinking gladiator blood. The Stone Age cure for a headache was to drill ...

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News from: Journal of the American Heart Association

Mind over muscle

You probably already believe in the power of your mind. If your mind wasn’t powerful how could you have interpreted that friendly remark by a co-worker as a sinister ...

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News from: Journal of Neurophysiology

Music’s emotional universe

What song makes you feel sad every time you hear it? Is there a particular song or songs that you use to get yourself pumped and energised for parties ...

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News from: Frontiers in Psychology

Loving your selfie

Have you seen a “selfie stick” yet? It is an extendable metal stick that has an attachment at the end for your smartphone and it allows you to take ...

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News from: Personality and Individual Differences

Food for kids’ thoughts

Have you ever wondered where the phrase “an apple for the teacher” came from? It actually comes from a time before publicly funded education when poorer parents would essentially ...

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News from: Clinical Paediatrics

Food choices

You make choices all the time. You have chosen to wear your hair that way (despite advice to the contrary), you chose to watch that reality TV show a ...

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News from: Preventing Chronic Disease

Sleep for positivity

There are a couple of quotes around sleep floating around that have lots of bravado but little veracity. You may have heard “sleep is for the weak” or “sleep, ...

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News from: Cognitive Therapy

Smartphones shaping brains

There no free lunches. Every reaction has an equal and opposite reaction. Karma states that the law of “cause and effect” controls the destiny of all living creatures. In ...

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News from: Current Biology

Pilot perils

There really is no such thing as a “safe tan” unless it is painted on and even then you have to be careful of what is in the tanning ...

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News from: JAMA Dermatology