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  • When times get tough, the tough go for a jog

    Stress and exhaustion may turn us into zombies, but a novel study by USC researchers shows that mindless behavior doesn’t just lead to overeating and shopping sprees — it...

  • Stimulating the Brain Blunts Cigarette Craving

    There are a growing number of available methods that can be tried in the effort to reduce smoking, including medications, behavioral therapies, hypnosis, and even acupuncture. All...

  • Are people really staring at you?

    When in doubt, the human brain is more likely to tell its owner that they're under the gaze of another person, researchers from the University of Sydney and The Vision Centre...

  • Know Thyself: How Mindfulness Can Improve Self-Knowledge

    Recent research has highlighted the fact that we have many blind spots when it comes to understanding our patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Despite our intuition that we...

  • Uplifting music can boost mental capacity

    The findings, which are published in this month’s Experimental Psychology, show that the uplifting first movement, in particular, is capable of enhancing attention and memory....

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When times get tough, the tough go for a jog
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Stimulating the Brain Blunts Cigarette Craving
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Are people really staring at you?
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