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2 min ago | TIME.com

I Don't Love Lucy: The Bad Science in the Sci-Fi Thriller

You use a whole lot more than 10% of your brain-but a common fallacy that says otherwise is nonetheless the central premise of a new movie Now there are three Lucys I have to keep straight: The 3.2 million year old Australopithecus unearthed in Ethiopia in 1974; the eponymous star of the inexplicably celebrated 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy ; and, most ... (more)

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Science

4 hrs ago | Medical News

Researchers to study multi-faceted approaches to addressing issues of burnout in transplant surgeons

Despite saving thousands of lives yearly, nearly half of organ transplant surgeons report a low sense of personal accomplishment and 40% feel emotionally exhausted, according to a new national study on transplant surgeon burnout.

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8 hrs ago | The Georgia Straight

Kathleen O'Grady: On parenting a child with autism

People were milling on the main thoroughfare, bikes zig-zagging through traffic, cafA©s and pubs spilling onto the sidewalk, patrons sipping their way through a lazy Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family, Kids, Science

Mon Jul 28, 2014

PsychCentral

Inspiring Purchases Can Fuel Happiness

New research suggests material items designed to create or enhance an experience can make shoppers just as happy as performance of life activities.

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Related Topix: Games, Board Game, Science

Lansing State Journal

Catching stress: It's contagious, but not all of it is bad

* Stay healthy through exercise, good nutrition and sleep; resist overeating or abusing alcohol and other substances.

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Related Topix: Focus, Science, Stanford University, Saint Louis University, UC San Francisco

Examiner.com

Do you remember more if the memory is personally relevant?

A psychology researcher at North Carolina State University is proposing a new theory to explain why older adults show declining cognitive ability with age, but don't necessarily show declines in the workplace or daily life.

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Related Topix: Science, North Carolina State University

New Scientist

A parent's guide to reading a baby's mind

The Psychology of Babies by Lynne Murray is a fascinating frame-by-frame insight into infant minds - but it may turn you into a judgemental armchair expert THIS book should carry a health warning: reading it will probably make you yearn for another baby, but it may also make you worry if you've done a good enough job with your existing ones.

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Related Topix: Science, Parenting, Family, Science / Technology

Jerusalem Post

Study: Long-term exposure to terror has harmful effect on youth

A Tel Aviv University study shows Israeli youths exposed to protracted conflict suffer higher levels of anxiety and depression than their US counterparts.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Science, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

GPB.org

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

We know that happiness and social connection can have positive benefits on health.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Rochester, Cornell University

The Straits Times

Powerful and cold-hearted

These words are famously associated with former US president Bill Clinton, who as a politician seemed to ooze empathy.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, Science, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Globe and Mail

SkyTrain riders told: Next time, don't flee

SkyTrain passengers stand on a Skytrain car traveling east from Commercial-Broadway station during the afternoon rush in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday July 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, Science,

San Diego NewsCape

Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the 'Green-Eyed Monster'

This will not surprise most dog owners: Dogs can act jealous, finds a new study from the University of California, San Diego.

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Related Topix: UC San Diego, Science

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Two psychologists join Reliant Medical staff

Reliant Medical Group, the locally based multispecialty medical group, announces that Robin Gay, Ph.D., and Monika Kolodziej, Ph.D., have joined the organization's Department of Behavioral Medicine as psychologists.

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Related Topix: Science, Columbia University, Iona College, Syracuse University, New England College

Examiner.com

Impeachment talk by Obama camp motivated by psychology as much as politics

A Friday story in the Washington Times suggests that President Obama is trying to provoke Congress to impeach him, the theory being that he can rally his supporters against that effort, much as President Clinton did in the 1990s.

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Related Topix: Science, US News, US Governors, Sarah Palin

Medical News Today

Lack of sleep 'increases risk of false memories'

Past research has claimed lack of sleep can cause memory loss. Now, in what is deemed a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of California-Irvine and Michigan State University suggest sleep deprivation could increase susceptibility to false memories.

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Related Topix: UC Irvine, Michigan State University, Irvine, CA, Science, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Psychology Today

Self-Sufficiency Research

I would like to enlist the help of Psychology Today readers with some research we're doing at my university.

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The Age

The case for medical marijuana

In the late 1980s I spent most of my time on Ward C4 of the Prince of Wales Children's Hospital in Randwick, Sydney.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Science, Prison, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Art Daily

Reade Bryan and Lauren Carly Shaw to show in Wave Hill's Sunroom Project Space

In their innovative Sunroom Project Space installations, Brooklyn-based artists Reade Bryan and Lauren Carly Shaw encourage visitors to Wave Hill A's Glyndor Gallery to contemplate the impactA-whether emotional or ecologicalA-of our physical surroundings, considering aspects of human psychology, domestic space and nature as they investigate Wave ... (more)

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Related Topix: Project, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Science, The New School

Economist's View

'Are the Rich Coldhearted?'

Why are so many of the rich and powerful so callous and indifferent to the struggles of those who aren't so fortunate?: Are the Rich Coldhearted?, by Michael Inzlicht and Sukhvinder Obhi, NY Times : ... Can people in high positions of power - presidents, bosses, celebrities, even dominant spouses - easily empathize with those beneath them? Why does ... (more)

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National Post

Autism's numbers game: Prevalence rates under microscope in fight for resources, support services

The young Etobicoke, Ont., woman likes watching Disney movies online and wearing nail polish.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Medicine, Science, Genetics

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