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Do Tattoos Make Us Appear More Attractive?
There was a time when tattoos were considered taboo, but that time is long behind us. In the UK, an estimated 20 million people sport at least one tattoo almost one of every three of the inhabitants of my mother country perhaps not surprising given that the name Britain comes from the ancient Celtic for the tattooed folk . In America it s not much different. A decade ago, a Pew report found that 40 of Millennials had a tattoo , and I suspect that number ma ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 15
Playing With Politics vs. Playing Politics
When the game is politics if politics can be called a game then the buoyant, fruitful subject becomes all the more remarkable for its gravity. And here s where drawing the line between that which is play and that which is not play becomes the key task. I came to ask if the game of politics is playful last fall while preparing an online exhibit for The Strong and the Google Cultural Institute about the history of campaign toys and political board games . I ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 15
Strong alcohol policies protect against drunk driving deaths among young people
BOSTON- Stronger alcohol policies protect young people from dying in crashes caused by drunk driving according to researchers at Boston Medical Center. The study, which is published online in the journal Pediatrics , supports the importance of comprehensive alcohol control policies to reduce the number of young people who die in alcohol-related crashes. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among young people in the United States. Forty percen ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 13
Preventing hospital-related deaths due to medical errors -- 'We can and must d...
February 13, 2017 - How many patients die in the hospital as a result of preventable medical errors While debate continues over estimates based on flawed data, the US healthcare system can and must implement effective strategies to reduce adverse events and deaths, according to a special perspective article in the March Journal of Patient Safety . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Three recent reports on deaths due to medical error in US hospita ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 13
UBC scientists create mouse that resists cocaine's lure
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered a mouse that does not become addicted to cocaine, adding to the evidence that habitual drug use is more a matter of genetics and biochemistry than just poor judgment. The mice they created had higher levels of a protein called cadherin, which helps bind cells together. In the brain, cadherin helps strengthen synapses between neurons - the gaps that electrical impulses must travers ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 13
Depression linked to e-cigarette use among college students
HOUSTON - Feb. 13, 2017 - The emergence of e-cigarettes as a nicotine product has left scientists with many questions about their impact on health, including how the product interacts with depression. A new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth , published today in Nicotine Tobacco Research , found a connection between depression and initiation of e-cigarette use among college students. This is the first ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 13
Study reveals surprising link between athletics and addiction
As she was planning her study to look into the role physical activity and sport play in the development of substance addiction, Laurie de Grace was forewarned that she may have trouble finding any recovering addicts with a sporting background to speak with. After all, sport and physical activity go hand in hand with good mental health--or so conventional wisdom would suggest. Instead, what we found is with addiction, the more risks that are present, the gr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 13
Facebook use may alter perception of time, study finds
How much time do you spend browsing status updates or friends pictures on Facebook According to a new study, it is likely more than you think.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 13
What Does It Take to Be Truly Happy?
Start by imagining a man named Tom Tom always enjoys his job as a janitor at a local community college. What he likes most about his job is how it gives him a chance to meet the young female students who are attending the community college. Almost every single day Tom feels good and generally experiences a lot of pleasant emotions. In fact, it is very rare that he would ever feel negative emotions like sadness or loneliness . When Tom thinks about his life ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 13
When & Why Trump's Tweets Are Inappropriate - An Analysis
When Donald Trump tweets, the world listens. News organizations carry stories of his 140-character outbursts with analysis of his motivation and the implications. Some tweets are mundane and others break nearly every convention of Presidential behavior. But what do people find appropriate and what is not We decided to find out. Data Collection First, we downloaded all of the tweets from Trump s Twitter account posted between January 1, 2016 and February 5, ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 13
Why Non-Violent Protests Work
It s a classic saying The pen is mightier than the sword . While this saying communicates some valuable information, it needs to be qualified in a significant way to be true. Specifically, in a one-on-one fight, the metaphorical pens do not beat swords. Indeed, as another classic saying goes Don t bring a knife to a gun fight . If knives aren t advisable against guns, then pens are probably even less advisable. This raises the question as to how and why pe ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 13
Eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being in just 2 weeks
Fruits and vegetables are a pivotal part of a healthful diet, but their benefits are not limited to physical health. New research finds that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may improve psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks.
Medical News Today - Sun. Feb 12
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