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Childhood peers can predict your success as adults


September 21st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Even on the playground, our childhood peers know us better than we do ourselves and may be able to best predict our success as an adult.Lisa ... Read more...

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Facebook generates feel good factor


June 27th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) People love social networks, which is quite obvious from Facebook's 900 million active users and its reputation as one of the most visited websites, second ... Read more...

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Research reveals that ‘Early birds are happier’


June 13th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, June 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new research, early risers are the happiest. Scientists have concluded that individuals who get up earlier in the morning were generally healthier and happier ... Read more...

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White men find Asian women more attractive: Study


February 11th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Human beings find more attractive the faces of races other than theirs. White men preferred Asian women, while white women tend to go for black males, ... Read more...

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Mind determines quantity of food to consume: Study


May 27th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) In a finding that can help the fight against obesity, researchers say the state of the mind of a person governs the level of physical ... Read more...

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Kids learn new words in moments of insight


May 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Psychologists have offered a new theory suggesting that kids learn their first words in moments of insight rather than through repeated exposure as is currently believed.The ... Read more...

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How bilingual brain withstand aging


April 20th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A recent study has shown that older bilingual adults compensate for age-related declines in brainpower by developing new strategies to process language.Concordia University researchers studied two groups of ... Read more...

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Cluttered memory halts older people from learning new things


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A new research from Concordia University has suggested that older individuals have reduced learning and memory because their minds tend to be cluttered with irrelevant information when performing ... Read more...

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Weight loss improves memory and concentration


April 13th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Kent State University's researchers have discovered that weight loss help improve memory and concentration.Their study has shown that bariatric surgery patients exhibited improved memory function 12 weeks after ... Read more...

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Brain activity is similar for both habits and goals


March 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that pursuing carefully planned goals and engaging in more automatic habits show overlapping neurological mechanisms.The finding may offer a pathway for ... Read more...

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Want to know if your mate will cheat? Listen to their voice


March 5th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Want to find out if your partner will cheat on you? Listen to the pitch of their voice, suggests a new study.Researchers found that when choosing a partner, ... Read more...

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Work motivation helps lessen stress among IT consultants


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): IT consultants often work in a complex, stressful environment, perhaps to a greater extent than other hired consultants.Now, a psychology thesis from Gothenburg University, Sweden, has revealed ... Read more...

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Here’s how you can cope with regrets


March 2nd, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Regrets are easier to deal with when we compare ourselves to those who are worse off, according to a new study from Concordia University.It also found that ... Read more...

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Planning, visualising improve eating habits


February 27th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 27 (IANS) If you want to improve the way you eat, the best way to do so is to first make an action plan and then visualise yourself carrying it ... Read more...

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Planning and visualization improve food habits: Study


February 26th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): McGill researchers suggest that the best way to improve the way you eat is to make an action plan and visualize yourself carrying it out."Telling people to just ... Read more...

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Study: Violent video games may not desensitize kids


February 24th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has assured worried parents that violent video games may not make their children desensitized.The study was carried out by Canadian researchers and published in ... Read more...

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Why problem drinking during adolescence is never ‘just a phase’


February 16th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study of Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI) has found that problem drinking during adolescence is never just a phase.Researchers used adolescent RAPI scores to examine diagnoses ... Read more...

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Why ’stress hormone’ behaves in contradictory ways in kids


February 10th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered why cortisol, the so-called stress hormone, seems to behave in contradictory ways in children.Some youngsters with behavioral problems have abnormally high levels of cortisol, while ... Read more...

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Lesbians, gays, bisexuals at higher risk for severe mental health problems


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): The stress of being rejected or victimized because of sexual orientation may disrupt hormonal responses in lesbians, gays and bisexuals (LGB), new research from Concordia University suggests.This investigation ... Read more...

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Dog’s head size predicts strength, running ability


February 1st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A dog's strength and running ability are predicted by the size and width of the canine's head, according to a new study.The discovery likely applies to other animals, ... Read more...

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Talwar attacker be sent to mental hospital, plead his parents (Lead)


January 28th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Jan 28 (IANS) The court trying Utsav Sharma, who attacked murdered teenager Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar outside a court here earlier this week, Friday sought a report from the jail authorities ... Read more...

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Even infants understand social dominance: Study


January 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Copenhagen and Harvard University have found that infants less than one year old understand social dominance and use relative size to predict who ... Read more...

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Romantic love really can last


January 9th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new research has supported the idea that long-term love is possible.A new study, led by Bianca Acevedo and Arthur Aron of the Department of Psychology at Stony ... Read more...

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Mother’s voice really is special to babies


December 16th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Montreal and the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre have found that a mother's voice plays a special role in activating newborn's brain.The research ... Read more...

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Potential new multiple sclerosis treatment


November 19th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder says that successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS), may be possible one day using ... Read more...

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Obesity rates in US to reach 42 percent: Experts


November 5th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Harvard University researchers have estimated that America's obesity epidemic won't plateau until at least 42 percent of adults are obese.The estimate has been derived by applying mathematical modeling ... Read more...

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New Caledonia Crows Go To ‘Tool- School’ To Learn How To Make Tools


October 27th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It came as an astounding revelation by Jenny Holzhaider and colleagues at the University of Auckland who said that Young New Caledonian crows learn to use ... Read more...

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Clever crows go to parents’ ‘tool school’


October 27th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A study has revealed that young New Caledonian crows learn to use tools by going to 'tool-school', where they can observe their parents at work.These crows are ... Read more...

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Why some people excel at riding bikes or tying a tie


October 21st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A researcher has explained as to why some people may excel at riding a bike, tying a tie, or playing the piano, but the same people may find ... Read more...

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Helping kids cope better with impact of bullying


September 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 26 (IANS) Researchers have identified four factors that can help children overcome victimisation and soften the impact of bullying on their future happiness. Helping children developing these characteristics can reduce ... Read more...

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Why reading Arabic is much harder in comparison to English


September 1st, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): After conducting a series of studies, researchers have shown why reading acquisition in Arabic is much harder in comparison to English.Researchers at the Department of Psychology and the ... Read more...

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Reason behind gamblers’ fallacies and other superstitions unravelled


August 31st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): Gamblers who think they have a "hot hand," only end up walking away with a loss, may nonetheless be making "rational" decisions, say psychologists from University of Minnesota.In ... Read more...

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Moderate drinking reduces mortality among older adults


August 25th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Moderate drinking- one to less than three drinks per day-reduces mortality among middle-aged and older adults, found a new study.The study that examined drinking and mortality during a ... Read more...

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‘Cougar’ phenomenon just a myth


August 18th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 18 (ANI): The so-called "cougar' phenomenon-where old ladies date men a lot younger than them-has been declared a myth in a major study of profiles listed on lonely hearts' websites. ... Read more...

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Video quality doesn’t matter when you’re enjoying what you’re watching


August 13th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Video quality is not that important when you're enjoying what you're watching, a new research has revealed.Researchers from Rice University's Department of Psychology found that if you like ... Read more...

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