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Extroverts more likely to use words like ‘love’ or ‘happy’ — and retailers have taken notice

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Jan 03, 2021 … SINGAPORE — We all know those happy-go-lucky people that always seem to have a smile on their face. Now, a study finds extroverts have a language all their own too. Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore say extroverts are more likely to use words that describe a pleasant emotional state like love or happy.…

America’s toughest year? 3 in 4 say 2020 pushed the country into an ‘existential crisis’

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Dec 17, 2020 … NEW YORK — From the pandemic to the presidential election, there’s no question 2020 has been a turning point moment in United States history. Unfortunately, most believe the year’s problems haven’t left them in a good position moving forward. A new survey finds nearly eight in 10 Americans say 2020 caused an existential crisis for…

Female vets boast stronger mental, physical well-being than civilian counterparts

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Dec 01, 2020 … NEW YORK — There’s been a heavy focus in recent years on the negative psychological consequences of military duty, with plenty of research about veterans battling PTSD. Interestingly, a new study finds women who served are actually happier than those who don’t. Published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, the study out of Columbia University…

Study: Doing this is key to keeping people engaged in conversation

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Nov 29, 2020 … BOSTON — If you’re a psychologist, this might be extra-exciting for you to read. A series of studies discovered that the most effective way to stimulate others in conversation is not by sharing new knowledge or experiences, but rather by telling the listener things they already know or are familiar with. “Conversation is the most common of all human…

Can’t fool toddlers: Preschoolers can detect politeness from one’s tone, facial expressions

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Nov 20, 2020 … BARCELONA, Spain – How early can we recognize emotions in other people? Current evidence suggests that infants can use both voice and facial clues to detect emotions in other people. However, the evidence for emotional detection is more controversial among preschool-aged children. To show how smart these toddlers are, scientists in Spain, Switzerland, and the…

Competitive pay could be the way to spark scientific innovation

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Oct 28, 2020 … SAN DIEGO — Business leaders in all industries agree innovative ideas are a strong force behind economic growth. There can be disagreement on what the best way to encourage innovation in the workplace however. A study finds the answer may be extremely obvious to some: money. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego say increasing…

Mindfulness increases positivity in the moment, but ‘proactive coping’ prevents future stress

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Oct 24, 2020 … RALEIGH, N.C. — Living in the moment may be the key to peace and happiness, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider future stressors. Researchers at North Carolina State University say both play a role in managing negative thoughts and feelings. Their study finds striking a balance between mindfulness and a method called “proactive coping”…

Cows relaxed by the voices of humans, but much prefer their presence over recordings

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Oct 24, 2020 … VIENNA, Austria — Are you a person that enjoys speaking to someone in person rather than over the phone? It turns out cows do too. A study of animal behavior reveals these gentle milk-makers prefer live interactions with humans rather than hearing voices over a speaker. Researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Austria…

How do you get children comfortable around nature? Get them started with solitary activities outdoors

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Oct 22, 2020 … RALEIGH, N.C. — It’s generally accepted that spending time outside in nature is an integral part of a happy, healthy childhood. That being said, researchers from North Carolina State University find that not all outdoor activities are created equal when it comes to helping a child form a bond with nature. Their study concludes that solitary…

Hosting during a pandemic: 30% of Americans will take guests’ temperature before allowing them in

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Oct 07, 2020 … New survey shows the holiday season will be quite different this year, with four in ten people hosting ‘virtual’ Thanksgiving dinners instead of in-person meals. NEW YORK — Everything is more complicated nowadays, and that includes hosting a party or holiday get together. A new survey of 2,000 Americans finds parties are going to be very…

Are we alone? Scientists find 24 planets that may be ‘more suitable’ for life than Earth

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Oct 06, 2020 … PULLMAN, Wash. – When you consider the infinite size of the universe, there’s no question Earth is special. Our planet sits in that perfect little zone, around a perfectly warm enough sun, which makes life possible. A new study however is giving Earthlings a dose of cosmic reality. Astronomers say Earth isn’t so perfect after…

Financial success can lead to loneliness, struggle maintaining relationships

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Sep 23, 2020 … A deeper look into how achieving financial goals impacts friendship reveals that the drive to be successful can easily result in the opposite socially. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Previous research finds that when people base their self-worth on their financial success, they often feel lonely in their day-to-day lives. A recent study demonstrates this isn’t the…