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People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

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


Related Topix: Science, University of Rochester, Cornell University

5 hrs ago | 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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Science

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.


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)


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)


Related Topix: Science

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.


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

Kalamazoo's wealth of autism services attracts families seeking help

In April 2012, Jessica and Allan Macaulay and their three children moved to Portage from Michigan's Upper Peninsula when their son, John Anthony, became the first resident of the Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research.


Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Michigan, Portage, MI, Education Etc., Science


Psychology Around the Net: July 26, 2014

Learn how to keep a regular meditation schedule, anxiety -proof your moments, find inspiration from famous names who manage depression and more in this week's Psychology Around the Net.


Related Topix: Science, Marijuana

The Winnipeg Free Press

Training basket of Caelin White

Psychologist, advocate for mental health issues and adventure racer. Caelin White is also the ultimate polite Canadian.


Related Topix: Science

Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBS News

How real-life lies compare to fibbing on Facebook

Lying to friends and family members may seem like a quick way to lose their trust, but new research suggests this may not always be the case.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Science

The Star Press roundup: Ticking all the boxes

This week, we reviewed an assortment of nifty gadgets and home appliances that ran the gamut from incredibly disappointing to surprisingly impressive.


Related Topix: Science, Inventions


'Lucy' Thriller Revives 10% Brain Capacity Myth

In the new action thriller "Lucy" from writer and director Luc Besson, Scarlett Johansson plays a drug mule whose body is implanted with a substance that begins to seep into her bloodstream and affect her body - most importantly her brain.


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


How To Be Happy: 6 Most Uplifting TED Talks

How to be happy at work, at play, with our money and with our minds. The first two are among the most popular TED talks ever recorded.


Related Topix: Science

The Macon Telegraph

Stress is contagious, but it's not all bad for larger society

As a tax preparer, Stephen Yu deals with clients who can't locate records or are panicked because they haven't filed in years.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Science, Stanford University, Saint Louis University, UC San Francisco, New York University