“Intuition is thinking without thinking. It's what people call gut feelings. Women tend to be better than men at these kinds of skill which are linked with being good mothers,” says a professor who is probably never gonna hear the end of it for making that statement.
"Faced with pain, most people choose to 'get it out of the way' as soon as possible, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology. For the study, participants were asked to choose between real painful stimuli in the form of electric shocks, and imagined painful dental appointments occurring at different times in the future. The researchers found that most people chose to hasten the experience of pain —[...]
"Regular consumption of sugar-laden fizzy drinks could ‘profoundly’ change the brain, experts fear. A study found that long-term consumption of a sweet drink led to hyperactivity and altered hundreds of proteins in the brain. Similar brain changes have been seen in illnesses from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease."
"People suffering from depression may be aging faster than other people, according to a new study from the Netherlands."
"We think, for instance, that the way people walk can influence the likelihood of an attack by a stranger. But we also think that their walking style can be altered to reduce the chances of being targeted."
"A new study finds that people are viewed as more attractive when they are part of a group, rather than alone."
Maybe Don't Go Out To Eat With People Who Are All "I'll Take One Of Each" If You Want To Lose Weight
"New research suggests that if you are on a diet or simply attempting to eat healthy, then you should go out to dine with friends with similar aims."
"Among men who suffer from certain types of insomnia — difficulty falling asleep and non-restorative sleep in particular — there is a slight increase in risk of death from heart-related problems, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston."
"Eating a handful of nuts each day could help you live a longer and healthier life, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday." This authoritative guide will help you figure out what nut is best for you (and everyone else.)
Mindfulness Makes You Stupid, And Not Just Because You Become One Of Those Idiots Who Is Always Nattering On About Mindfulness
"Georgetown University researchers now believe that while mindfulness is beneficial in preventing the formation of bad habits, the approach may also inhibit development of good habits."
"Even though half the U.S. population pops vitamins in the belief they can help people live longer, healthier lives, a very extensive look at the studies that have been done show it may be a waste of time when it comes to preventing the diseases most likely to kill you."
The question "Could a low-salt diet help stop you snoring?" might just as easily be phrased as "Is life with a low-salt diet worth living?" although I suppose the answers to those questions would be wildly at odds.
"For men, more texting doesn’t necessarily mean a better relationship. And they don’t just get tired of receiving texts; their relationship satisfaction is also lower when they send a lot of texts themselves. 'We’re wondering if this means men disconnect and replace in-person conversations with more texting,' [some researcher] said. 'Maybe as they exit the relationship, they text more frequently because that’s a safer form of communication. We don’t know why, that is just a conjecture.'"
"A small new study published last week claims that when it comes to burning calories, sex is better than a walk, but not as good as a jog. Published online October 24 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, the new study finds that a session of moderately vigorous lovemaking can burn 4.2 calories a minute for men and 3.1 calories a minute for women, at least when young, healthy people do it."
"A new peer-reviewed study on sexual activity discovered a significant difference in opinion among men and women, especially in regard to remorse. Women’s top regret is having lost their virginity to the wrong partner; men’s is not pursuing a prospective sexual partner. Both genders also regretted having sex with someone who was not physically attractive."
"A new study expands on the finding that sleep duration is linked to weight gain as researchers discovered the consistency of bedtime and wake time can also influence body fat. Brigham Young University exercise science professor Bruce Bailey studied more than 300 women from two major western U.S. universities over the course of several weeks and found that those with the best sleeping habits had healthier weights."
"Charities incorrectly assume that connecting with people through social media always leads to more meaningful support. Our research shows that if people are able to declare support for a charity publicly in social media it can actually make them less likely to donate to the cause later on."
"The manner by which a mother interacts with her friends serves as a role model for how an adolescent child develops his/her own peer friendships. Unfortunately, teens often pick up on the negative elements in a relationship, such as conflict and antagonism, and then copy these attitudes into their own relationships."
"If there’s a gun in your house, you’re more likely to be racist, a new study suggests."
"You know smoking doesn’t do any favors for your face – or your lungs, or your heart, or just about any other part of your body, for that matter! – but a new study of twins hints at the ways the habit makes you look older than you really are…. [The people doing the study] identified a few major areas of accelerated aging in the faces of the smoking twins: The smokers' upper eyelids drooped while the lower lids sagged, and they had more wrinkles around the mouth. The smokers were also more likely to have jowls, according to the study, which was published today [...]