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Attractive as an apricot

Everyone wants to be attractive and since Coco Chanel popularised tanning in the 1920s there has been an idea that tanned skin is beautiful skin. Of course, we now know ...

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News from: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Wolf empathy

Wolves have a bad reputation; what other creature automatically carries the prefix “big, bad” in our consciousness? In our fables, wolves harass small, scarlet-hooded girls and their grandmothers and demolish ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Love in mind

When life gets hard what do you do? Do you indulge yourself in a good old bout of sloppy, wallowing, “woe-is-me” blues? Do you seek the distraction of a ...

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News from: Psychophysiology

My big, happy marriage

Life is uncertain. Any given person stands at the centre and flux point of many disparate forces and the net product of those forces could push people and circumstances in ...

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News from: University of Denver

Heart of the neighbourhood

What do you think of when you hear the word “neighbour”? Perhaps you think of persistently, and unedifyingly, open curtains on a bathroom window facing your breakfast nook? Possibly ...

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News from: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

Sunblock blocks sea ecology

A day at the beach can be wonderful and cleansing to the body and soul, provided you are at peace with sand inevitably finding its abrasive way into your nether ...

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News from: Environmental Science and Technology

D is for dementia

There are currently 332,000 Australians living with dementia and this number is expected to increase as the population ages. These figures though hide the true statistics of the many ...

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News from: Neurology

Lucid dreaming

Picture this: you are afloat on a river when a purple flamingo offers you a gin-sling but before you can drink it the flamingo is swallowed by a giant ...

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News from: Dreaming

Left-handers of Winter

The majority tends to rule and this has meant that historically left-handers have copped a hard time, since around 90 per cent of people are right-handers. There was an ...

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News from: Cortex

Working in the light

The average person spends 99,000 hours at work in their lifetime. That is a sizeable portion of your life and if you work in an office you obviously want that ...

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News from: The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine

Finding happiness

Being a student is a double-edged sword. On the one hand what better platform can you have to display your personality than with a bunch of other people who ...

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News from: Journal of Happiness and Well-Being

Chilli for colon cancer

There are moments in life that you just have to live through. There is for instance that moment on Monday morning when you have to face work colleagues who last ...

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News from: The Journal of Clinical Investigation

The power of music

It’s honesty time; it’s just you and the computer so come on and admit that there are times when you feel on top of the world and you just ...

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News from: Social Psychology and Personality Science

A question of narcissism

Do you know a narcissist? Is there someone you know who says their favourite Christmas carol is “Hark the Herald Angels Sing…about Me”? Maybe that person’s definition of rubbish ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Happy expectations

What do you expect out of life? Are you anticipating deep love and soul connection with an intimate other? Perhaps you hope to contribute profoundly to the betterment of ...

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News from: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Fishing for a healthy brain

Fish lead lives that, to the human eye, are generally less than glamorous. A fishy existence appears to consist of lots of movement, usually either towards food or away from ...

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News from: American Journal of Preventative Medicine

Asthma and the mind

How powerful do your believe your mind to be? Perhaps you believe that the strength of your belief in the power of your mind determines how powerful it is? ...

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News from: Journal of Psychosomatic Research

Faced impressions

Are you a shallow person? Do you make snap judgements about people based solely on their looks? None of us would like to answer “yes” to those questions but ...

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News from: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences