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How Do I Stop Overthinking Once And For All?

Overthinking is like getting a bad pimple—it happens to everyone. Your mum, your sister, your best friend (obviously…you’re the first to hear about it!), they’re all guilty of it. So before I get started, take solace in knowing that you’re not alone in your never-ending “Omg, what if…” thoughts. Especially if you’re the high-achiever type […]

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Research questions link between unconscious bias and behavior: ‘Implicit bias’ is often cited as the underlying cause of discrimination;a new look at the evidence suggests the connection isn’t that strong

A new study calls into question the effectiveness of a popular concept for addressing social problems such as discrimination. Implicit bias, a term for automatically activated associations, is often perceived to be a primary cause of discrimination against social groups such as women and racial minorities. Identifying and understanding implicit bias and modifying behavior that’s […]

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How arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships

A team of researchers led by a member of the Colorado School of Public Health faculty at the Anschutz Medical Campus examined what type of social interaction is required for people to display physiological synchrony — mutual changes in autonomic nervous system activity. The study also looked at whether the levels of autonomic arousal people […]

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Many choices seems promising until you actually have to choose: UB research explains motivation factors contributing to choice overload

People faced with more options than they can effectively consider want to make a good decision, but feel they’re unable to do so, according to the results of a novel study from the University at Buffalo that used cardiovascular measures and fictional dating profiles to reach its conclusions. Despite the apparent opportunities presented by a […]

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What Is My Mercury Sign—And Why Does It Matter?

Even if you’re astrology-obsessed, you probably only think of Mercury when it goes retrograde (fair, because yikes). But Mercury doesn’t just determine whether or not you’re going to have a bad day. “In the birth chart, Mercury represents the way you recognise patterns, absorb and process information, and exchange ideas and information with others,” says Narayana Montúfar, […]

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We are more envious of things that haven’t happened yet

We are more envious of someone else’s covetable experience before it happens than after it has passed, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Enviable events lose some power over us once those events are in our past,” says psychological scientist Ed O’Brien of the University of […]

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This Is the Age Women Have The Most Orgasms

No doubt you’ve heard that Millennials are having way less sex than their parents, with social media stresses supposedly diminishing our desire. Well, we’re here to put that myth to bed. It’s totally not true – we simply have fewer orgasms. Online retailer Lovehoney surveyed hundreds of Aussies between the age of 18-70. They found […]

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A simple strategy to improve your mood in 12 minutes

We all have a remedy — a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate — for lifting our spirits when we’re in a bad mood. Rather than focusing on ways to make ourselves feel better, a team of Iowa State University researchers suggests wishing others well. “Walking around and offering kindness to others in […]

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8 Things You Need To Know About Sex When You Have An IUD

What’s not to love about intrauterine devices (IUDs)? Once that little T-shaped contraceptive is implanted in your uterus, you can finally stop worrying about forgetting to take your pill or wondering if the condom broke. But, uh, will that little device affect your sex life in…other ways? (Like, will your partner be able to feel it?) Here’s what […]