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  1. Is Your Circle of Friends Shrinking

    June 23, 2006 -- How many people are you really close to? Chances are, not as many as you might have been 20 years ago. A new survey shows that most people's circle of confidants is on average about one person smaller now. And the percentage of people who say they have no one to confide in has now r

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  2. A Good Side of Gossip?

    May 19, 2006 -- Gossip is getting a juicy new buzz in an unlikely source: an academic journal. Forget the tabloids. Enquiring minds will find the latest scoop on gossip in the journal Personal Relationships . The journal’s June edition includes a study on gossip and friendship. The main finding: Mil

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  3. Remember the Best, Downplay the Rest

    May 18, 2006 -- People may put a positive spin on their memories as time goes by, a new study shows. The study, published in the June edition of the Journal of Personality, focuses on people’s personal memories of events that meant a lot to them, such as falling in love, grieving a death, or reachin

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  4. Mental Stress for Hurricane Survivors

    May 12, 2006 -- With the Atlantic hurricane season starting in less than two weeks, a new report shows that hurricanes can cast a long shadow on survivors' mental health mental health. The report comes from sociology graduate student David Russell and colleagues at Florida State University. Russell'

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  5. Talking Religion With Your Doctor

    May 1, 2006 -- Most doctors think it is appropriate for them to discuss religious or spiritual issues with patients who start those conversations, a new study shows. The majority of doctors don't bring those topics up with their patients, but those with strong religious or spiritual beliefs are more

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  6. Problem Solving: Teamwork May Be Best

    April 25, 2006 -- Got a thorny problem? You might want to call in your problem-solving squad. A new study shows that complex problems are best solved by teams of three, four, or five people, compared to people who tackle the same problems by themselves or with one other person. Just ask Patrick Laug

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  7. Mental Stress May Hurt the Heart

    March 7, 2006 - Mental stress has long been suspected of playing an important role in heart disease, and now new research suggests that this might be true for some patients more than others. Researchers from the University of Florida found that about a third of the patients with known coronary arter

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  8. What Makes Wives Happy?

    March 1, 2006 -- What do wives really want? A new study shows that for the typical American woman a happy marriage combines both modern and traditional ideas of partnership. In a survey of 5,000 married women, wives who felt that their husbands were emotionally engaged were the happiest in their mar

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  9. Optimism May Curb Heart Deaths

    Feb. 27, 2006 -- Optimism might help avoid fatal heart problems, new research shows. Researchers in the Netherlands followed 545 men age 64-84 for 15 years. None had a known history of heart problems when the study started. The men took optimism quizzes at the study's start and several other times o

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  10. The Best Way to Make a Tough Decision

    Feb. 16, 2006 -- The next time you're making a tough decision, your best bet might be to do your research and then take a break before choosing. So says a study published in Science. The researchers studied complex decisions, such as picking a new car, and easy choices, such as buying new oven mitts

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