Entries tagged with “Studies”

10 Ways to Move with Others

Here are 10 ways to move while interacting with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers or strangers about to become new friends.

4 Healthy Hobbies To Try During Addiction Recovery

Overcoming addiction may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make the process smoother.

4 Ways Social Support Makes You More Resilient

While much of the research on resilience focuses on individual strengths, it’s social support that may matter the most.

5 Ways Music Can Make You a Better Person

Can listening to music change your behavior for the better?

A Chocolate a Day Keeps Cognitive Decline Away

Consuming cocoa flavanols daily was shown to increase attention, verbal fluency, working memory tasks, and cognitive processing.

A Dance for Life

Tango is often thought of as a sultry dance for the young and flexible. New research shows that this passionate form of movement offers mighty benefits for all ages—backbending not…

A Purpose-Driven Life Leads to Better Sleep

Cultivating a purpose-driven life by day leads to more peaceful slumber at night.

A Wandering Mind Can Be a Good Sign

Daydreaming can mean you are very creative and intellectual. So there.

Another Reason to Stamp Out Bullying

Bullied children go on to have greater risk of substance abuse a few years later.

Are We Born Believers?

Upbringing, culture probably lie behind most people’s religious beliefs.

Being Disconnected: Cellphones And Empathy

Cellphones may cause a lack of empathy.

Better Sleep, Better Marriage

The more you sleep, the more likely you are to be satisfied with your marriage.

Boost Your Memory with Pictures

Want to remember something? Draw it!

Boost Your Optimism for Less Anxiety

A new study links optimism and less anxiety with an area in the brain called the Orbitofrontal cortex.

Can a Spiritual Retreat Change Your Brain Chemistry?

The levels of two powerful neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, are altered. Here’s how.

Can Ballet Teach Wisdom?

A new study suggests that classical ballet might lead to increased wisdom in much the same way as meditation does.

Caretakers Live Longer

Older people who provide moderate levels of care for others live longer.

Cinnamon to the Rescue

Fight extra holiday pounds with this common spice.

Couch Potatoes Have Shrinking Brains

A new study suggests that exercise may be important in keeping our brains robust.

Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face?

A new study sparks scientific debate about emotional expression—and raises questions about what we all have in common.