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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

Do you shake or bump?

Laid back African American dudes and dudettes from the streets of New York look cool when they wear their baseball cap backwards, fold their arms, lean back and say, ...

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News from: American Journal of Infection Control

Your pessimism pea

How do you rate yourself on the pessimism scale? Do you look at a cloudy sky and think, “Oh dear, the garden really could have used some sunshine today”? Or ...

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News from: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Run for your life

Imagine a movie hero; he has a substantial stubble on a chiselled jaw, his eyes are hard but speak a depth of experience and sorrows past, his shirt is unnecessarily ...

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News from: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Trees save lives

Is there anything more pleasant on a spring day than to sit and laugh with friends as you share a picnic in the dappled shade offered by a spreading ...

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News from: Environmental Pollution

The eyes of love

How do you know if someone wants a deep romantic relationship with you or if they are just after your body? Maybe their constant redirection of the conversation to what ...

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News from: Psychological Science

Jealousy: curse or purpose?

We call jealousy “the green-eyed monster” which implies a certain irrationality and lack of purpose; what is a monster after all, but a creature beyond reason and un-encumbered by ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Cat poo power

Sometimes things come from surprising places and this is very true in medicine. Who would have thought that penicillin would come from a Petri dish full of mould? Would ...

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News from: The Journal of Leukocyte Biology