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European Study: Changing Roles & Family-Friendly Policies Make For Happier Parents

European Study: Changing Roles & Family-Friendly Policies Make For Happier Parents

New research from the University of Zurich (UZH) finds that mothers and fathers today are happier with their lives than parents were 20 or 30 years ago, thanks mainly to...
Antidepressant Use By Those Over 65 In UK Doubled Over 20 Years

Antidepressant Use By Those Over 65 In UK Doubled Over 20 Years

New research from the United Kingdom finds that antidepressant use among those over 65 more than doubled over two decades. But despite the rise in antidepressant use, there was little...
Child Rearing Responsibilities Result in Different Levels of Stress and Happiness Among Parents

Child Rearing Responsibilities Result in Different Levels of Stress and Happiness Among Parents

New research has determined that dads are often happier, less stressed and less tired than moms when taking care of kids. Investigators believe these differences may come down to how...
Kids with Asthma and Mental Health Issues Need Close Follow-Up

Kids with Asthma and Mental Health Issues Need Close Follow-Up

A new study finds that children with asthma have a higher likelihood of also suffering from anxiety and depression. Moreover, when all three conditions are present, patients are almost twice...
Wide-Ranging International Study Finds Antidepressants Are Safe

Wide-Ranging International Study Finds Antidepressants Are Safe

A new international study published in JAMA Psychiatry looks at 45 meta-analyses, covering some 1,000 studies, and finds that antidepressants are generally safe. There has been a sharp growth of...
Smartphone Addiction in Late Adolescence May Increase Risk for Depression, Loneliness

Smartphone Addiction in Late Adolescence May Increase Risk for Depression, Loneliness

A new study suggests young people who are hooked on their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness. University of Arizona investigators designed the study to...
Sleep Habits Can Impact College Grades

Sleep Habits Can Impact College Grades

MIT researchers have discovered a strong relationship between students’ grades and how much sleep they get. Furthermore, the time a student goes to bed and the consistency of their sleep...
Early Career Failure Can Breed More Long-Term Success If You Don’t Give Up

Early Career Failure Can Breed More Long-Term Success If You Don’t Give Up

A new study has established a link between early career failure and future success, essentially confirming German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s adage that “what does not kill me makes me
Around The World, Kindness Tops Qualities Sought In A Mate

Around The World, Kindness Tops Qualities Sought In A Mate

A new UK study finds one of the top qualities we look for in a long-term partner is kindness. Researchers from Swansea University queried over 2,700 college students from across...
Positive Social Relationships Can Boost Self-Esteem and Vice Versa

Positive Social Relationships Can Boost Self-Esteem and Vice Versa

New research finds that having close friends boosts self-esteem and having high self-esteem improves the quality of your friendships. This finding of a bi-directional benefit between self-esteem and
Stock Photos of People's Jobs Are Wonderfully Incorrect

Stock Photos of People's Jobs Are Wonderfully Incorrect

It's not necessarily a stock photographer's job to make the photos look accurate, but to get across the basic idea as quickly as possible. The resulting bad stock photos of people's professions are
Air Pollution May Impact Kids’ Mental Health

Air Pollution May Impact Kids’ Mental Health

Emerging research suggests air pollution may be linked to a variety of mental health issues in children. Three new studies by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in
Bad Stock Photos of People's Jobs are Terrifically Inaccurate

Bad Stock Photos of People's Jobs are Terrifically Inaccurate

If being a brain surgeon was as easy as putting a stethoscope up to someone's disembodied brain, then sign us up for a nuerosurgery position. As it turns out, trying to depict someone's entire
Even Mild Depression in Moms May Affect Child’s Well-Being

Even Mild Depression in Moms May Affect Child’s Well-Being

New research suggests the mental well-being of both parents, and especially the mother, should be monitored during pregnancy and after the birth of the child. In the study, Finnish researchers...
Sharing Your Goals is Fine – With The Right Person

Sharing Your Goals is Fine – With The Right Person

In a new series of studies, investigators discovered people showed greater goal commitment and performance when they told their goal to someone they believed had higher status than themselves. Ohio...
Happy Couples May Just Argue Smarter

Happy Couples May Just Argue Smarter

Even the happiest couples argue, and new research suggests those couples judiciously pick their fights, choosing issues that have clear solutions. A focus on more solvable problems may serve as...
Advice For Introverts: Faking Extraversion Could Make You Happier

Advice For Introverts: Faking Extraversion Could Make You Happier

Emerging research may provide sage advice for introverts as investigators discovered “forced extraversion” for a prolonged time period improves well-being. So, for introverts, faking it as an

Life Helper: Don’t Make Major Decisions When Hungry

New research from Scotland supports the notion that hunger can influence our thoughts — and suggesting that we delay making important decisions when we are hungry. Researchers from the University...
Smartphone Games Used to Detect Cognitive Decline

Smartphone Games Used to Detect Cognitive Decline

A new study from the U.K. finds that popular cellphones games could provide a new tool to help doctors spot early signs of cognitive decline. Cognitive decline refers to the...
Teen Fun-Seeking Has Social Risks and Benefits

Teen Fun-Seeking Has Social Risks and Benefits

A new study finds that participation in risky behavior during adolescence can lead to more risk taking, but it may also lead to an enhanced concern for the rights, feelings...