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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…

Back To Basics: Children Are Happier When Connected To Nature

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Feb 29, 2020 … CIUDAD OBREGÓN, Mexico — Childhood is different for each generation, and one can imagine that modern children have more excuses than ever before to avoid going outside. A few decades ago, most parents blamed the television if their child spent too much time indoors, but today the TV seems tame in comparison to smartphones, tablets, and…

Do good, feel good: Random acts of kindness improve wellbeing, physical health

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Sep 05, 2020 … WASHINGTON — These days, feel-good news stories about communities coming together or good Samaritans helping a stranger are certainly welcome amid all the doom and gloom. It turns out those acts of kindness not only make those receiving help feel better, they actually improve the giver’s health too. Researchers say good-hearted behavior, particularly random acts of…

2020 do-over: Americans confident they’ll finally reach their wellness goals after horrible year

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Feb 03, 2021 … NEW YORK — 2020 was a tough year all around. Between a pandemic, civil unrest, and a contentious Presidential election disputed for months on end, many Americans didn’t have the mental clarity to reach the goals they had set for themselves in 2020. Now, a new survey finds the majority of the country is calling for…

Mindfulness increases positivity in the moment, but ‘proactive coping’ prevents future stress

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Oct 24, 2020 … RALEIGH, N.C. — Living in the moment may be the key to peace and happiness, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider future stressors. Researchers at North Carolina State University say both play a role in managing negative thoughts and feelings. Their study finds striking a balance between mindfulness and a method called “proactive coping”…

Just having COVID-19 symptoms raises risk for psychiatric disorders, loneliness

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Jul 14, 2020 … CAMBRIDGE, England — Individuals who are currently dealing with, or already overcame, COVID-19 symptoms are more likely to develop general psychiatric disorders and feel lonely. That’s the main finding of a new study just released by the Cambridge Judge Business School. Women and young adults appear to be most vulnerable to these developments. Prior research points…

Xs & Os: Couples Who Regularly Show Physical Affection Have Happier Relationships

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Apr 29, 2020 … BINGHAMTON, NY — Cuddling, hugging, and touching that doesn’t lead to sex can help build a stronger and happier relationship and marriage, according to a new study conducted at Binghamton University. The research team examined the effect of non-sexual physical intimacy on relationship satisfaction across a variety of attachment styles. One’s “attachment style” refers to how…

Don’t Fake It: Study Finds Remaining Authentic At Work Results In Greater Productivity

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Feb 05, 2020 … FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — We all have our bad days. No one is going to wake up each and every morning in a cheery mood. Sometimes we all feel just a little bit grumpier than usual, and that’s just a part of being human. Yet once we get to the office, many in the workforce feel obligated…

Ready For A Career Change? 1 In 2 People Fear They’re Working In The Wrong Profession

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Dec 18, 2019 … New survey shows that 8 in 10 workers are hoping for a career change in the next five years The average employee thinks about getting a new job eight times per month Four in ten people are willing to take a pay cut for a more desirable occupation Nearly half (48%) say they would move…

How Happy Couples Argue: Study Reveals Key To Fighting Without Damaging Marriage

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Sep 17, 2019 … KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “Happily ever after” certainly sounds nice in stories and fairytales, but when it comes to real-life relationships and marriages, it is pretty much impossible to avoid the occasional fight or argument. That’s right, even happily married couples who have been together for decades still argue every so often, but a new study finds…

Majority Of Youths Support Transgender Bathroom Rights, Poll Reveals

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Aug 31, 2019 … ANN ARBOR, Mich — The subject of bathroom policies in relation to gender identity is a hot button topic in American culture today. Now, a new poll finds that eight in ten (79%) young people between the ages of 14-24 believe that transgender individuals should use whichever bathroom they are most comfortable with. This new poll,…

Not Into Meditation? Filling Yourself With Awe May Bring Relaxation Amid Uncertain Moments

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Aug 12, 2019 … RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Waiting to hear back regarding medical results or a big final exam in school can be especially stressful and anxiety inducing. For many people, it’s the sense that the situation is now completely out of their hands that leads to so much worry, and many find that traditional relaxation techniques just don’t provide…

Too Far Out: Studies Touting Health Benefits From Microdosing Psychedelics Are ‘Patchy & Anecdotal,’ Scientists Warn

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Jul 31, 2019 … LONDON — The notion that mind-altering drugs, more specifically psychedelics such as LSD or magic mushrooms, have a positive impact on creativity, mood, and productivity has been around for centuries. A bit more recently the practice of “microdosing” psychedelics, or only taking very small, repeated doses in order to maintain a somewhat level head while also…

Nice Guys Finish First? Study Claims Finding A Kind Partner More Important Than Compatibility

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Jul 05, 2019 … EAST LANSING, Mich — Countless dating sites and apps claim to use sophisticated algorithms and  techniques to connect users with their “perfect match.” While sharing interests certainly doesn’t hurt, a new study out of Michigan State University claims that at the end of the day, simply finding a nice and pleasant partner is more important.…