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The Discrimination Tax

New research suggests that people will discriminate even at a personal price

December 10, 2013 — Keith Payne

Nudity Found to Offer New Social Benefits

Study subjects who focus on a person’s body rather than his or her mind rank that person as more experienced and more sensitive to emotion and pain

December 4, 2013 — Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. and The Conversation

How Men's Brains Are Wired Differently than Women's

Male brains have more connections within hemispheres to optimize motor skills, whereas female brains are more connected between hemispheres to combine analytical and intuitive thinking

December 2, 2013 — Tanya Lewis and LiveScience

We Are More Likely to Lie in the Afternoon

If you want to catch someone in a lie, you'll raise your odds in the afternoons, as most people are more likely to cheat or lie then as opposed to the morning. Christie Nicholson reports...

November 30, 2013

How Happiness Boosts the Immune System

Researchers have struggled to identify how certain states of mind influence physical health. One biologist thinks he has an answer

November 27, 2013 — Jo Marchant and Nature magazine

Overeating Due to Stress?

If you over-eat or under-eat as a reaction to stress, don't worry, your body may compensate to balance you over time. Christie Nicholson reports

November 17, 2013

Mondays Top Quit-Smoking Google Searches

Based on the number of searches for info about smoking cessation on Google, it appears more people consider quitting on Mondays than any other day. Dina Fine Maron reports

November 12, 2013
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