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Eat Popcorn With Chopsticks? Study Reveals How To Make A Dull Experience More Enjoyable

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Jul 05, 2018 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thrill-seeking has gotten a bad rap in clinical circles, perhaps for legitimate reasons. Still, it’s fair to ask: are all thrills harmful? A new study suggests not. Doing common activities in novel ways can actually aid in producing positive effects beyond a mild adrenaline rush: it can transform a mundane experience into…

Feel Trapped By Those Around You? Cutting Cord From Tough Relationships Not Always Possible

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Jan 31, 2018 … RAMAT-GAN, Israel — Why can’t we shake free of the persistently troublesome people in our lives? A new study suggests that our circumstances may not give us the choice. Researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and the University of California, Berkeley recently surveyed more than 1,100 adults living in Northern California, hoping to learn more…

Study: Stress From Work, Finances Greatly Increases Risk Of Heart Attack

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Nov 15, 2017 … JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — People with high financial stress are 13 times more likely to suffer a heart attack, while the odds are nearly six times greater for people dealing with work frustrations, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa recruited 212 participants, half of whom had suffered from…

Depression Among Teens Often Confused For Typical Angst, Study Finds

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May 25, 2017 … CHICAGO — Many teens experience symptoms of clinical depression — a recent study found a “startling” increase in rates — but the feelings often wind up being dismissed as simply industry-standard teenage angst, increasing the child’s odds of not getting proper help and only getting worse, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago…

Study: Partners With Low Self-Esteem Likely To Regret Sacrifices For Love

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May 23, 2017 … AMSTERDAM — People with low self-esteem struggle to look at themselves in a positive light, so what happens when a second person is added to the equation? A new study finds that sufferers often project their difficulties onto the relationship, and wind up regretting the sacrifices they’ve made for their partner because they don’t feel validated. Researchers…

Study: Basing Success On How Much You Make Tied To Anxiety, Negativity

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May 09, 2017 … BUFFALO, N.Y. — Earning your next raise or simply some extra cash in your pocket is a big-time confidence booster — but tying your sense of self-worth to financial success can lead to negative self-comparisons to others as well as an increase in stress and anxiety, a new study finds. Basing feelings of self-esteem on financial success…

Facebook ‘Likes’ Don’t Make People Happier, Study Finds

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May 03, 2017 … BRIGHTON, England — Some people turn to psychotherapy, some people turn to retail therapy, and some people turn to Facebook therapy. When it comes to feeling down, however, a new preliminary study finds that looking to Facebook for a mental boost by accumulating “likes” from friends doesn’t actually make people feel good or have any positive impact…

Female vets boast stronger mental, physical well-being than civilian counterparts

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Dec 01, 2020 … NEW YORK — There’s been a heavy focus in recent years on the negative psychological consequences of military duty, with plenty of research about veterans battling PTSD. Interestingly, a new study finds women who served are actually happier than those who don’t. Published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, the study out of Columbia University…

Want Happier Employees, More Productivity? Practice ‘Purposeful Leadership,’ Study Finds

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Jun 20, 2017 … BRIGHTON, England — Having a boss who has a strong sense of purpose and sound morals leads to a happier and more productive workplace, a new study finds. A new report released by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in England was the result of a comprehensive study, which included surveys, personal interviews,…

Depressed? Eating Yogurt May Help You Feel Happier, Study Finds

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Mar 13, 2017 … CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Eating yogurt that contains probiotics may help you feel less depressed, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine conducted a study on mice by feeding them a probiotic bacteria found in live-culture yogurts called Lactobacillus. The team found that the rodents’ depression-like symptoms were largely reversed by…

Teen sleep deprivation quickly leads to lethargy, anger, and depression

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Jul 08, 2021 … ADELAIDE, Australia — New research by scientists at Flinders University is ringing the alarm bell when it comes to teenage sleep habits. Study authors say sleep deprivation quickly results in energy loss, impaired functioning, anger, and depression among teens. There’s no shortage of reasons why a teen may find themselves up all night these days, with…