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  1. Simmer Down Anger to Avoid Injury

    Jan. 31, 2006 -- When anger bubbles up, cooling it back down could help you stay safe. Injuries often follow anger, researchers report in the Annals of Family Medicine. They found that people tended to report feeling particularly angry right before getting injured. The study included more than 2,400

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  2. True Tickle Takes Another's Touch

    Jan. 20, 2006 -- Ever tried to tickle yourself? It doesn't work, and now scientists know why. The short answer: You know what you're up to, and the body adjusts ever so slightly to prepare. Anticipating your own touch wrecks the do-it-yourself tickle effect. "It's well known that you can't tickle yo

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  3. Bringing Home Illness From Overseas

    Jan. 11, 2006 -- International travel can be enriching, but a souvenir you don't want is an illness picked up overseas. A team of doctors in Nepal, Germany, and the U.S. recently tracked diseases brought home by travelers who had visited developing countries. The travelers' most common diseases were

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  4. Memory Is Mental Time Travel

    Dec. 21, 2005 -- When we try to remember something, we do mental time travel. New studies show that as we try to recall something, our brain works to match the brain state we had during the event we are remembering. When our reassembled brain state is a close enough match to the old one, voila! We r

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  5. Happiness Comes First, Success Follows

    Dec. 19, 2005 -- Happiness may breed success rather than the other way around, according to a new study. Researchers found happy people are generally successful in relationships, work, and health; this success is more often than not a result of their positive emotions rather than vice versa. In a re

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  6. Cell Phones Raise Work-Home Stress

    Dec. 14, 2005 -- Increasing use of cell phones and pagers may be blurring the boundaries between work and home and raising stress levels at both places. A new study shows use of cell phones can cause work worries to spill over into home time for both men and women. But only women seem to suffer from

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  7. Your Body Language Speaks Volumes

    Oct. 27, 2005 -- When you first meet someone, what do you find more revealing -- their body language or facial expression? What about when that person's body language doesn't match the look on his or her face? Picture someone who smiles with clenched fists, or who swaggers confidently but won't make

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  8. Looking for a Put-Down? Nouns Beat Phrases

    Oct. 21, 2005 -- Is an "evildoer" more evil than "someone who does evil things?" New research suggests nouns may have a stronger impact on our views than other types of descriptions. Vanderbilt University psychologist Jessica Giles, PhD, found both adults and children are more likely to have a negat

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  9. Hormone May Help Build Trust

    Oct. 17, 2005 -- A hormone best known for its role in preparing mothers for motherhood may also help both men and women establish trusting relationships. A new study shows male and female mice that lacked a receptor for the hormone oxytocin had problems establishing trust and normal social relations

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  10. Who's No. 1 in Self-Esteem?

    Sept. 27, 2005 -- Want to boost your self-esteem? Your global neighbors might be able to give you some pointers. A new international self-esteem survey puts Serbia at the top, Japan at the bottom, and the U.S. in sixth place. The researchers included David Schmitt, PhD. He is an associate professor

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