Babies Begin Learning Language in Womb


Newborn babies only a few hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign one. A new study indicates that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb, earlier than previously thought.

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Happier People Earn More Money

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New research indicates that happier people actually earn more money. This comes as a result of a study of 10,000 Americans that showed that those who experienced more positive daily emotions and felt more satisfied with their lives while growing up, earned more income by age 29.

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Health Problems Future Mars Astronauts May Face


A newly published study found that astronauts going to Mars could have trouble sleeping, become lethargic, and have problems with mental tasks over the course of a long mission.

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People Underestimate How Much They’ll Change in the Future

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According to a new study, many people think that they underestimate how much they will change in the future.

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Kinder Children Are Happier & More Popular Than Bullies

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New research indicates that children who are kinder are also happier and more popular. Simple acts of kindness could help reduce bullying in schools.

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Controversial Psychiatry Change Could See Bereavement as a Disease

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A change in the official psychiatric guidelines for depression has raised fears that grief over the death of a loved one could to be classified as clinical depression.

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Depression is the Top Disability Among US & Canadian Teens

Depression is the Top Disability Among US & Canadian Teens

According to a new study led by researchers at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle, depression has surpassed asthma as the largest contributor to ‘years lived with disabilities’ for youths aged 10 -14.

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Curing Boredom


Many normal situations have the potential to be unbelievably boring. Boredom is more than just one of life’s minor irritations; it has been linked to drug use, alcoholism, problematic gambling and compulsive behavior. It has even been tied to potentially lethal errors in job execution since bored personnel preform less reliably than people engaged in their work.

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Nostalgia Makes Us Warm & Colder Temperatures Make Us Nostalgic


Smell, touch, and music have all proven to evoke nostalgia and researchers at the University of Southampton have discovered that nostalgia is linked to the physical feeling of warmth.

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Why Narcissists Seem More Attractive


While most people don’t consider narcissism or psychopathy desirable qualities in their romantic partners, many are still drawn towards people with these traits, which have been immortalized in fiction as the mean girls, the dangerous boys, and arrogant jerks.

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