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Movie-Watching Together Strengthens Marriages

Psychologists found that encouraging newlywed couples to watch romance flicks, and then discuss them cut the three-year divorce rate in half. Christie Nicholson reports

February 8, 2014 — Christie Nicholson

Adults Can Have ADHD, Too

Newly recognized, adult ADHD threatens the success and well-being of 4 percent of adults. A combination of treatments can help the afflicted lead a more productive life

February 7, 2014 — Tim Bilkey, Craig Surman and Karen Weintraub

Love Makes Things Taste Sweeter

Writing about love made students rank candy and water as sweeter-tasting than writing about jealousy or other topics

January 24, 2014 — Stephanie Pappas and LiveScience

Great Expectations Heighten Placebo Effect

Migraine patients who were told they were getting a real drug did better than those who got the same treatment but who were told they were getting a placebo

 

January 22, 2014 — Cynthia Graber

Embrace the Stage Fright

In a karaoke game and on a math test people who said they were excited before performing got higher marks than those who said they tried to stay calm. Karen Hopkin reports

January 15, 2014