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Exposure to two languages carries far-reaching benefits

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People who can speak two languages are more adept at learning a new foreign language than their monolingual counterparts, according to research conducted at Northwestern University. And their bilingual advantage...

Past Experience Is Invaluable For Complex Decision Making, Brain Research Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have shown that past experience really does help when we have to make complex decisions based on uncertain or confusing information. They show that learning from experience actually changes...

New study urges new thinking over UK government widening participation policy

11 years ago from Physorg

Widening participation efforts in UK universities should do more than simply create a 'wow moment' for young people, according to a new study led by the University of Leicester.

Can happiness be inherited?

11 years ago from Physorg

A new article published in Elsevier's journal Bioscience Hypotheses suggests that our feelings in our lifetime can affect our children.

Ginseng -- nature's anti-inflammatory?

11 years ago from Physorg

Laboratory experiments have demonstrated the immunological effects of ginseng. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access Journal of Translational Medicine have shown that the herb, much used in traditional Chinese...

Achieving fame, wealth and beauty are psychological dead ends, study says

11 years ago from Physorg

If you think having loads of money, fetching looks, or the admiration of many will improve your life - think again. A new study by three University of Rochester...

One in five girls in upper secondary school suffers from school burnout

11 years ago from Science Blog

The transition from basic education to upper secondary school is a challenge for many young people. According to a study of school burnout at different stages of school and higher...

Moral Judgment Falters As Time Crunch Sets In

11 years ago from Science Daily

When it comes to the crunch, we are not as moral as we like to think. The closer in time an event gets, the more our moral judgment falters.

One In Five Obese Women Select Overweight Or Obese Silhouettes As Their Ideal Body Image

11 years ago from Science Daily

For many women, body image is a constant struggle; a poor self-image can lead to a host of both mental and physical health problems. But a new study finds that...

Student athlete studies social influence on exercise and diet

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As a world-class triathlete and dedicated coach, Carly Priebe is passionate about how physical activity can make a difference in a person's life...

Cognition already seriously impaired in first episode of schizophrenia

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Significant and widespread cognitive problems appear to exist in schizophrenia in its earliest phase, making it very hard for people with the disorder to work, study or be social, according...

No longer afraid to be a bridesmaid or travel with the boss

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One of Laurie Keefer's patients was afraid to be a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding, others worried about travelling with the boss or even going to parties in peoples' homes...

Obituary photos suggest growing bias against ageing faces

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A new study that looked at obituary photographs published in one metropolitan newspaper suggests that Americans may have become more biased toward youthful appearance, particularly for women...

An amnesic patient with an extraordinary distorted memory

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If somebody asks you 'Do you remember what you did on March 13, 1985?' you are very likely to answer 'I don't know,' even if your memory is excellent. In...

Inside Lineman's Helmet, Doubts and Depression

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Shawn Andrews, the Philadelphia Eagles' two-time Pro-Bowl offensive lineman, has done something athletes almost never do: he opened up about his struggles with depression.

Engaged employees are good, but don't count on commitment

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The notion that highly engaged workers will continue to work tirelessly for organisations despite diminishing resources often isn't true, according to Clemson University psychology professor Thomas Britt...

The Last Face Kids Want To See On Facebook

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Once the exclusive domain of young people, their parents are moving in to the social networking site. Many kids are none too happy about it.

Principles for the Pursuit of Happiness

11 years ago from Science Blog

What might principles for the pursuit of happiness look like? Some suggestions follow. The key idea is that we do not know that all is hopeless, we just...

Games and Fun

11 years ago from Science Blog

Stress is an outcome of a diverse and complex interface physiology and psychology that results in increased cortisol, anxiety, depression, cognitive dysfunction, and adverse bodily functions.

Is Torture Okay? Depends on Your Religion

11 years ago from Live Science

15 percent say it's often justified. But among white evangelical Protestants, the number is higher.

Chimp That Mauled Woman Was on Drugs

11 years ago from Live Science

A chimp mauled a Connecticut woman while on the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, according to blood tests.

Saving Lucas: Parents at wit's end amid therapy shortage

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The parents of a central Newfoundland boy are pleading for services that they say could save their son's life.

Best Visual Illusion of the Year: How a Curveball Works

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Visual illusions sometimes seem to have a magical element to them, but they're actually just the brain's way of interpreting reality. In an effort to promote public knowledge...

Study focuses on how kids perceive accents

11 years ago from UPI

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., May 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist says she has received federal funding to study how children perceive various varieties of foreign-accented English.

Furlong considers hiring 2 doctors to lead new N.B. trauma system

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The search to find someone to lead New Brunswick's new trauma system has taken a twist, as the advisory committee tasked with the hiring is now considering two people.