Good news for early risers — students who take morning classes tend to get better grades, according to a new study out of St. Lawrence University. Early classes aren’t a magical solution, but a habitual one: a student’s class schedule influences how much sleep one gets at night, among other things.
Archive for September, 2011
College students face a slew of new challenges at the start of school: Where will they live? How will they get from point A to point B? How will they study? How will they cope with missing their family and friends back home? For the college student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), these concerns […]
A stressful workplace could mean more trips to see your doctor, a new study suggests. People with high-stress jobs see their general practitioners 26 percent more and specialists 27 percent more than people in low-stress jobs, according to the BMC Public Health study.
Feeling bitter interferes with the body’s hormonal and immune systems, according to Carsten Wrosch, an associate professor of psychology at Concordia University in Montreal and an author of a chapter in the new book. Studies have shown that bitter, angry people have higher blood pressure and heart rate and are more likely to die of […]
A new study finds that nearly a quarter of American workers experience some form of insomnia, and the disorder is costing the country billions of dollars in lost productivity.
Yet another study has found an association between the speed at which we eat and our weight. In this study, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers found that people who ate the quickest were more likely to be obese than slow eaters.
For people trying to lose weight, here’s the good news: Nutrition researchers have scoped out the enemy. These two foods are the top waistline assassins: potato chips and soda.
Don’t despair if you can’t fit in the recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise. Growing evidence suggests that even half that much can help.
A walk on a treadmill or a walk in the park? Either one will get you fit, but the walk in the park may make you feel a whole lot better!
While the sense of humor incorporates facets like humor production and humor temperament (Ruch, 2004), several authors have argued that a core component of humor is the ability to laugh at oneself (e.g., Lersch, 1962). Can People Really Laugh at Themselves