In most cases, we make decisions based on the ‘here’ and ‘now’. Also called concrete thinking, we interpret things we saw based on their literal meaning. Abstract thinking on the other hand, allows us to see different interpretations of a certain object. Abstract thinkers often go beyond the standard points of view and look at t
While maternity can be one of the most joyful moments for some women, others find it extremely stressful and depressing. One in five pregnant women suffers from major depression. Although there are different reasons for this, such as unwanted pregnancy, relationship issues, or health problems, the massive hormonal changes that happen inside a woman&rsq
It is a well-established fact that being overweight is a major risk factor for diabetes. In a new study however, scientists found that even normal weight people are at risk of this condition and are even more likely to die from it.
The surprising results came from a study carried out by a team of researchers from the Northwestern University in Ch
When was the last time you had a massage? Was it last week? Last month? Do you hardly remember? We all know that massage has many health benefits. But when done repeatedly, there could be more. In a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, scientists found that frequent massage produces a range of positive biological ef
At work, the person who’s supposed to help you during the tough times is your boss. Now what if he’s the problem? You’re not alone. In a new study, it was found that 75% of the working adults claimed that the worst part of their job, which is also the most stressful, is their immediate boss. And whether you think your boss has some su
Many people believe that decision-making is a product of the conscious mind. As we make choices, the conscious mind is at work, telling us what to do. However, past research has shown that this isn’t the case. In 1980s, scientists from the University of California headed by Benjamin Libet showed evidences that it is the subconscious, not the cons
Do you always find yourself drinking coffee after coffee just to fight off the sleepiness in the office? Do you end up less productive because your mind doesn’t seem to perform well? You’re probably one of those who long to get some nap in the afternoon that without it they get dizzy and all. But this becomes a huge problem when you’r
In a new study, researchers from the Institute of Living, Hartford looked into the brain of people with hoarding disorder and found out that some regions in the brain work abnormally as they make decisions. Their findings were published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
Hoarding – a behavioural disorder characterised by excessive col
In a 32-year study, experts followed the lives of 804 people to look how academic endeavour and social relationship affect one’s happiness in adulthood. Their findings show that it isn’t brainpower, but positive social relationship during childhood makes people happy as they reach maturity.
Measuring Happiness in Adulthood
While caffeine may cause other people some shaking and trembling, a daily dose of it may help those suffering from Parkinson’s disease address their mobility issues. Previous research found caffeine consumption to reduce the risk of Parkinson’s. In a new study however, it was shown that caffeine also helps those who already have t