Human Nature

November 14, 2008

Human Nature

Should I Stay or Should I Go? How the Brain Decides In making a decision, our brains operate like a bookie’s computer, weighing the actions of others in the same – Read More...
December 12, 2008

Feeling Happy? Spread It Around

LONDON ~ Happiness is infectious and can “ripple” through social groups such as family and friends – but work colleagues are apparently immune to each other’s moods, according to a – Read More...
January 16, 2009

Naughtiness at School Points to Failure in Life: Study

Children who badly misbehave in school are likelier to end up with a dud job, poor mental health, teen pregnancy or divorce, according to a new British study. The paper, – Read More...
January 30, 2009

Manners Prevailed as Titanic Sank: Study

Many British victims of the Titanic disaster in 1912 may have sunk with the ship because of their gentlemanly behavior, according to Swiss and Australian researchers. After examining the economic – Read More...
February 20, 2009

Favorite Passwords: ‘1234’ and ‘password’

Better think twice before choosing a password for emails, online bank accounts and airline tickets. Passwords that show no imagination or distinctiveness are easy prey for information pirates, a new – Read More...
February 20, 2009

Seductive Chemicals Hidden in Sloppy Kisses

Seductive chemicals are hidden in sloppy kisses, scientists say, but even the most chaste caress can spark an intense hormonal response. “Men like sloppier kisses with more open mouth and – Read More...
February 27, 2009

On the Bright Side: Scientists Test ‘Happy’ Gene

Whether you see life as a glass half-empty or half-full may depend on a single, hormone-delivery gene, scientists in Britain reported this week. Some folks, in other words, are likely – Read More...
April 17, 2009

Bad Mood, Better Recall, Researchers Find

SYDNEY ~ People grumbling their way through the grimness of winter have better recall than those enjoying a carefree, sunny day, Australian researchers have found. The University of New South – Read More...
April 24, 2009

French Women, Thinnest in Europe, Think They’re Fat: Study

France has by far the highest proportion of clinically underweight women in Europe, but only half of them think they are too thin, according to a new study. In other – Read More...
September 25, 2009

Human Nature: How Many People Have You Slept With? 2.8 Million?

The average British man or woman has slept with 2.8 million people – albeit indirectly, according to figures released to promote awareness of sexual health. A British pharmacy chain has – Read More...
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