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Archive for December, 2012
Stressed about the holidays? If you’re an emotional eater, those triggers may be one more thing you’re stuck stressing over. While the holidays typically come with a great deal of celebration and joy, they can also bring up feelings of loss, regret or depression. And that’s the problem: no matter the emotional response, an emotional […]
People who cross the street while using mobile devices are dangerously distracted from the task at hand: getting across quickly and safely.
Most of us are approaching the end of the year with reflections on the past 12 months, along with resolutions and hopes for the future. In years past, we may have chalked that future up to genetics and a dose of good luck. But research now suggests we have much more of a hand in […]
Chronic sleep loss has many downsides, among them weight gain, depression and irritability. But now scientists have found a new one: It also weakens your tolerance for pain.
Anyone familiar with the story of Hanukkah knows the central theme of oil is an important one. The “festival of lights” commemorates a miracle, following the triumph of the Maccabee revolt, in which the menorah in the Temple in Jerusalem remained lit for eight full days, despite an insufficient supply of lamp oil. Traditional treats […]
Does exercise influence the body’s internal clock? Few of us may be conscious of it, but our bodies, and in turn our health, are ruled by rhythms. “The heart, the liver, the brain — all are controlled by an endogenous circadian rhythm,” says Christopher Colwell, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los […]
If you could convince yourself that spending time exercising is a sound investment in your future, would you be more inclined to make it part of your routine? Maybe you will after you read this.
The capacity to notice the distress of others, and to be moved by it, can be a critical component of what is called prosocial behavior, actions that benefit others: individuals, groups or society as a whole. Psychologists, neurobiologists and even economists are increasingly interested in the overarching question of how and why we become our […]
Can an obsession with your cellphone rise to the level of an addiction? Two researchers who headed a recent study think so.