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January 21, 2012
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Good Intentions Ease Pain, Add to Pleasure: UMD Study

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A nurse’s tender loving care really does ease the pain of a medical procedure, and grandma’s cookies really do taste better, if we perceive them to be made with love – suggests newly published research by … Continue reading

January 18, 2012
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University and Netmums Join Forces To Tackle Postnatal Depression

The University of Exeter and parenting website Netmums are developing a new online therapy programme for postnatal depression. This innovative approach to treatment has been created in response to the stigma that still surrounds postnatal depression, preventing many women from … Continue reading

December 21, 2011
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Facebook Helps Researchers See How Friendships Form

*Long-term study analyzes social selection and peer influence in online environments* New research funded by the National Science Foundation and published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by three Harvard University sociologists examines how we … Continue reading

March 11, 2011
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More Reasons to Be Nice: It’s Less Work for Everyone

A polite act shows respect. But a new study of a common etiquette—holding a door for someone—suggests that courtesy may have a more practical, though unconscious, shared motivation: to reduce the work for those involved. The research, by Joseph P. … Continue reading

February 25, 2011
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Social Network Games Even Help Grown-ups With Their Relationships

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Think social network games are just for kids? A recent Michigan State University study found that many adults are playing games such as Facebook’s “Farmville” to help initiate, develop and maintain relationships. The MSU team of … Continue reading