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Career Success, Higher Income Linked To Being ‘Responsible’ High School Student

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Mar 05, 2018 … CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Even decades after graduating, high school overachievers may have something to show for their extra hours in the library. A new study ties career success with students who proved to be the most responsible in their pre-college years. Researchers from two U.S. universities and one in Germany looked at a dataset that…

Wisdom Shaped By How You Respond To Difficult Life Events, Study Finds

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Mar 02, 2018 … CORVALLIS, Ore. — Ready for some sage advice? How you handle life’s trials and tribulations determines whether you later end up becoming wise, a new study finds. Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) recently interviewed 50 older adults, aged 56 to 91, all of whom had experienced at least one difficult life event. The researchers’…

Rose-Tinted Reality: You’re Wired To View Loved Ones With Greater Optimism, Study Finds

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Feb 15, 2018 … LONDON — As Wanda, a character from the Netflix animated series “Bojack Horseman” says during a breakup scene, “When you look at someone through rose-colored glasses, all the red flags just look like flags.” While many might agree with such a profound statement, a new study finds that we still see ourselves and those we…

Break The Attachment: Your Junk Isn’t Worth As Much As You Think, Study Finds

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Nov 01, 2017 … PROVO, Utah — You’re being too sentimental. If you’ve been having trouble selling your childhood mattress, your attachment to it is likely causing you to value it more than the general economy does, a new study finds. Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) conducted an experiment with more than 400 participants, some of whom were conditioned…

People Take On More Challenges If Partner Confident In Them, Study Finds

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Aug 26, 2017 … PITTSBURGH — Seems obvious enough, but a new study proves that having a supportive partner may increase your ability to feel confident in taking on a new or challenging task. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh recruited 163 married couples for a decision-making experiment. Each couple was given a choice: solve a simple puzzle, or…

Study: Loneliness, Social Isolation Greater Health Problem In US Than Obesity

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Aug 06, 2017 … WASHINGTON — Is feeling alone the greatest health problem Americans face? While the obesity epidemic has long been front-and-center in major cities across the U.S., new research finds that loneliness and social isolation is an even greater public health threat than being overweight. Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology at Brigham Young University conducted…

‘Forest bathing’ improves mood and positivity, decreases anxiety

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Oct 09, 2021 … YORK, United Kingdom — Feeling blue? New research suggests adding some more greenery to your life. Scientists at the University of York say that consistently engaging in more “nature-based activities” can improve mental health among adults – even those already struggling with a pre-existing mental health condition. A “nature-based activity” is pretty much anything that gets…

Labor Day downers: 4 in 10 admit they get less joy out of vacation as an adult

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Sep 06, 2021 … NEW YORK — The saying “it’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey” can apply to many things in life, but probably not vacations. That’s according to a new survey that asked 2,001 Americans about vacations. Researchers find that sightseeing (38%) and staying in a hotel or other accommodations (36%) are the biggest reasons why…

Loneliness is driving more older adults to use opioids, prescription drugs

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Jul 26, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Loneliness has become major mental health talking point during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s particularly prevalent among older adults; something that generally went without discussion before quarantines allowed much of society to see how painful living alone can be for some. Now, a new study is revealing how dangerous feeling lonely can be…