What makes people willing to sacrifice their own self-interest for another person? Study’s findings may have troubling implications for ethical behavior

In a new Northwestern University study, researchers show that people are more willing to sacrifice for a collaborator than for someone working just as hard but working independently. “This suggests we’re more likely to share our resources with others when we feel like our lives and work are interdependent with the lives and work of those other people,” said lead […]

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Happy in marriage? Genetics may play a role

People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay together, their long-term happiness may depend on their individual genes or those of their spouse, says a new study led by Yale School of Public Health researchers. Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the study examined the […]

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Electronic ‘word of mouth’ useful in detecting, predicting fashion trends

 Ever stare at your closet and wonder why fashion designers aren’t creating the clothes you really want? Talking about it on social media might just be the answer. According to new research from the University of Missouri, social media hashtags could be the tool fashion designers use to forecast trends in the industry to better connect with consumers. Data analytics […]

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How musicians communicate non-verbally during performance

A team of researchers from McMaster University has discovered a new technique to examine how musicians intuitively coordinate with one another during a performance, silently predicting how each will express the music. The findings, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, provide new insights into how musicians synchronize their movements so they are playing exactly in time, as one single […]

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DNA accounts for 35% of feelings of loneliness, twin study finds

Loneliness IS genetic: DNA accounts for 35% of feelings of isolation – but quality time with friends can outweigh it, twin study finds About half of all Americans say they feel lonely sometime or often  By studying twins, researchers at the University of Western Ontario found that about 35 percent of your potential for loneliness is genetic  Loneliness also shares […]

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Single Millennials, Listen Up: You’re Probably Guilty Of Instagrandstanding

Are you single? A millennial? A slave to social media? If the answer to any of the above was a resounding yes, chances are that you my friend, are an Instagrandstander. Adding to the ever-expanding list of dating lingo in 2019, the term is used to describe a person who carefully curates an Insta post with the sole purpose of […]

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Family, school support makes kids more likely to stand up to bullying

A recent study from North Carolina State University and the University of South Carolina finds that young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behavior at school — and to step in if they see victims planning to retaliate. The study found that kids who were already excluded, or discriminated […]

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Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds

The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University of Pennsylvania research based on experimental data connects Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use to decreased well-being. Psychologist Melissa G. Hunt published her findings in the December Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Few prior studies have […]

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What November's Gemini Horoscope Means for You

I'm Aliza Kelly Faragher, your resident astrologer, serving up your monthly horoscope. Read what your sign's 2018 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Gemini personality profile. Can you believe it’s already November? The year flew by quickly and November is shaping up to be one of the most impactful months of 2018 — especially for […]

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