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  1. Are Those Who Multitask Most the Worst at It?

    Jan. 24, 2013 -- Next time you see a driver talking on the cell phone and looking confident, you might want to change lanes. People who often talk on cell phones while driving may think they are experts at such multitasking, but they are typically not, says researcher David Strayer, PhD, professor o

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  2. Health and Happiness Are Not Always Linked

    Nov. 15, 2012 -- Think good health is a major predictor of happiness? A study says yes, but there's a catch. The new study adds to the evidence examining the impact of health status on happiness in older adults. Several previous studies suggest that people in poor health -- including those with life

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  3. Stress in Parents Linked to Obesity in Kids

    Oct. 22, 2012 -- One in three kids in America is overweight or obese, and having stressed-out parents may be contributing to these rates, a new study suggests. The more stress the parents report, the more likely their children are to be overweight or obese, the research shows. Why? For starters, str

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  4. Leaders Less Stressed Out

    Sept. 24, 2012 -- It’s easy to presume that people in leadership positions are more stressed because of their heavy workloads and increased responsibilities, but a new study suggests that may not be the case. It turns out that leaders actually report less anxiety and stress than non-leaders. This is

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  5. Stress Linked to Stroke

    Aug. 30. 2012 -- Need another reason to take life in stride and heed the advice, "Don’t sweat the small stuff"? New research shows that people who are quick-tempered, impatient, aggressive, or naturally hostile may be more likely to have a stroke, compared to their more laid-back counterparts. Havin

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  6. You Can Hide Your Lying Eyes

    July 12, 2012 -- You can hide your lying eyes after all. A three-part study by U.K. and Canadian researchers finds no support for the popular notion that your eyes dart up and to the right when you tell a lie. Truth-tellers' eyes are supposed to dart up and to the left. But there's no support for th

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  7. Multitasking Makes You Feel Good

    May 4, 2012 -- Multitasking may hurt our performance, but we do it anyway both out of habit and because it makes us feel good, a new study reports. These feel-good benefits may help explain why we keep doing several things at the same time, even though other research has suggested this juggling act

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  8. Most Peaceful, Least Peaceful U.S. States

    April 25, 2012 -- For the 11th year in a row, Maine is the most peaceful state in America, according to the 2012 United States Peace Index report. The report, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace in Washington, D.C., also named Louisiana as the country's least peaceful state. It has hel

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  9. Our DNA May Help Decide How Nice We Are

    April 12, 2012 -- Are nice people born that way? Partly, a new study suggests, but genes don't tell the whole story. The new research adds to the evidence linking specific genes to kindness and generosity, but these traits were also influenced by views about whether the world was a threatening or no

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  10. Is Tax Day Dangerous for Drivers?

    April 10, 2012 -- Death and taxes may be more closely related than you think. A new study links the income tax deadline day to a rise in fatal motor vehicle crashes. So on tax day -- this year, April 17 -- make sure you buckle up, don't speed, and don't drive if you're tired, distracted, or have bee

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