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  1. Why Perfectionism Isn't Perfect

    May 4, 2007 -- Perfectionism may be an exhausting pressure-cooker, a new study shows. The study demonstrates that in trying situations, perfectionists tend to get more stressed than people with more attainable standards. The study comes from Swiss and German researchers including Petra Wirtz, PhD, o

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  2. Losing Money May Actually Be Painful

    May 2, 2007 -- Losing money may be painful for both your wallet and your brain. A new study shows losing money triggers activity in the brain in areas commonly associated with pain and fear. Although previous studies on gambling have shown that reward centers in the brain are activated in response t

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  3. Hint of Big Payoff Spurs Harder Work

    April 13, 2007 -- People tend to work harder for bigger payoffs, even when those payoffs are only faintly implied, a new study shows. The study puts a new spin on the "show me the money" motivation theory. The researchers included Mathias Pessiglione of the Institute of Neurology at University Colle

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  4. Doc’s Spiritual Belief May Affect Care

    April 9, 2007 -- Most U.S. doctors agree that religion and spirituality have a significant effect on a person’s health, according to a new survey on doctor’s spiritual beliefs. But doctors who themselves are religious or spiritual are more likely to see the impact of religion or spirituality on pers

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  5. Models Mar Thin Women’s Body Image, Too

    March 28, 2007 -- Looking at picture-perfect and rail-thin models may make women feel worse about their own bodies, regardless of their size or shape. Previous studies have shown that images of skinny models negatively affect how overweight women and those with eating disorders view their own body i

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  6. Angry? It May Be in Your Genes

    March 9, 2007 -- Genetics may affect women's anger, hostility, and physical aggression, University of Pittsburgh scientists announced today. Indrani Halder, PhD, and colleagues studied 550 unrelated women of European descent. The women completed two aggression and hostility questionnaires. Halder's

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  7. Angry? It May Be in Your Genes

    March 9, 2007 -- Genetics may affect women's anger, hostility, and physical aggression, University of Pittsburgh scientists announced today. Indrani Halder, PhD, and colleagues studied 550 unrelated women of European descent. The women completed two aggression and hostility questionnaires. Halder's

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  8. Can Your Happiness Change for Good?

    March 7, 2007 -- Once happy, always happy? Once grumpy, always grumpy? Maybe not, according to a new review of happiness research. The review focuses on the "happiness set point" theory, which suggests that people have a happiness set point, a natural level of happiness they gravitate to, despite te

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  9. Stress Squeezes 4 in 10 Americans

    Jan. 30, 2007 -- Four in 10 Americans often feel stressed, a Gallup poll shows. U.S. stress levels haven't changed much in recent years. Since 1994, between 33% and 42% of Americans have reported frequent stress. In the latest Gallup poll, of 1,010 adults telephoned Dec. 11-14 of last year, 38% repo

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  10. Stress Squeezes 4 in 10 Americans

    Jan. 30, 2007 -- Four in 10 Americans often feel stressed, a Gallup poll shows. U.S. stress levels haven't changed much in recent years. Since 1994, between 33% and 42% of Americans have reported frequent stress. In the latest Gallup poll, of 1,010 adults telephoned Dec. 11-14 of last year, 38% repo

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