Is Your Manager Getting into Your Nerves? - How to Deal with Bad, Ineffective Bosses

Rebecca Lewis March 24, 2020

 At work, the person who’s supposed to help you during the tough times is your boss. Now what if he’s the problem? You’re not alone. In a new study, it was found that 75% of the working adults claimed that the worst part of their job, which is also the most stressful, is their immediate boss. And whether you think your boss has some su

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New Research Overturns Earlier Study that Claims Decision Making Isn’t a Product of Free Will

Helen Holmes March 17, 2020

 Many people believe that decision-making is a product of the conscious mind. As we make choices, the conscious mind is at work, telling us what to do. However, past research has shown that this isn’t the case. In 1980s, scientists from the University of California headed by Benjamin Libet showed evidences that it is the subconscious, not the cons

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How to Fight Afternoon Office Blues: 8 Easy Steps

Amy Taylor March 10, 2020

 Do you always find yourself drinking coffee after coffee just to fight off the sleepiness in the office? Do you end up less productive because your mind doesn’t seem to perform well? You’re probably one of those who long to get some nap in the afternoon that without it they get dizzy and all. But this becomes a huge problem when you’r

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IMR Scanned Images Show How Overwhelmed Hoarders’ Brains are When Making Decisions

Sharon Moore March 03, 2020

 In a new study, researchers from the Institute of Living, Hartford looked into the brain of people with hoarding disorder and found out that some regions in the brain work abnormally as they make decisions. Their findings were published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Hoarding – a behavioural disorder characterised by excessive col

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Early Relationships, Not Academic Achievements, Bring Happiness and Wellbeing in Adults

Monica Wilson February 25, 2020

 In a 32-year study, experts followed the lives of 804 people to look how academic endeavour and social relationship affect one’s happiness in adulthood. Their findings show that it isn’t brainpower, but positive social relationship during childhood makes people happy as they reach maturity. Measuring Happiness in Adulthood A person&rsqu

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Daily Caffeine Consumption Helps Improve Mobility Issues in Parkinson’s, New Study Reveals

Lisa Franchi February 18, 2020

 While caffeine may cause other people some shaking and trembling, a daily dose of it may help those suffering from Parkinson’s disease address their mobility issues. Previous research found caffeine consumption to reduce the risk of Parkinson’s. In a new study however, it was shown that caffeine also helps those who already have t

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New Study: Allergies Linked to Reduced Risk of Brain Tumours

Rebecca Lewis February 11, 2020

 Do you hate it when you inhale even a little amount of dust or when a cat sits beside you? If you think you’re the least fortunate person in the world because you have allergies, think again. Although having allergies can be extremely debilitating for many people, believe it or not, it has benefits too. A new study published in the Journal of the

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Mindful or Mind Full? How Psychology of Possibilities Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing

Helen Holmes February 03, 2020

 Can we exceed the 20/20 vision? Is there a way that we slim down all the way to our dream weight? In order to achieve our health goals, we need to free our minds from constricting mindsets and limits and bring in tons of possibilities. That’s the idea of Ellen Langer when she introduced the psychology of possibilities. Being mindful has a signifi

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Loving for Health: New Studies Show New Ways to Improve Health and Relationship

Amy Taylor January 13, 2020

Love and relationship are two of the most talked about concepts in psychology but are among those that are least understood. Probably because there are no concrete quantitative measures that will help scientists come up with accurate findings. There’s a growing body of science however that seeks to understand people’s behaviour when in a relation

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Top Reasons Why Having Girlfriends Is Good for Your Health

Sharon Moore January 07, 2020

 If you have girlfriends, consider yourself one of the luckiest people on earth. Not only that you have a shoulder to cry on when he breaks your heart, someone to put on your makeup, and a true friend who gives you an advice, having girlfriends can help keep your health on the right track too! Being with girlfriends helps lower down your stress level

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