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Creative hobbies boosts job performance
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Looking for ways to become more effective or improve your problem-solving skills at work? According to a new study, it may be worth trading your professional self-help books for a paintbrush or some acting lessons.There is more to life than work, and for many, cultural and artistic hobbies are a key source of satisfaction away from the office. As it turns out, in addition to helping us to clear...
Breastfeeding wards off heart disease   23 April, 2014
People born with low birth weights and those breastfed for shorter periods are more likely to develop chronic inflammation that contributes to heart disease as adults, a new study has warned. Researchers from the Northwestern University study evaluated how levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a key bio-marker of inflammation, linked back to birth weight and breastfeeding duration for nearly 7,000...
Identification with model conducive to learning   24 April, 2014
In non-verbal contexts, learning occurs primarily through the observation and imitation of a model. In a recent study on this process in monkeys, researchers found that the learner's ability to identify with the model appears to be an essential condition of learning.To explore the effectiveness of different modes of non-verbal social learning, researchers from the Lyon Neuroscience Research...
Want to quit smoking? Try puzzles   22 April, 2014
Engaging in exciting or 'self-expanding' activities, such as puzzle-solving, games, or hobbies with one's partner can reduce craving for nicotine, helping smokers kick the butt, a new study has found. Researchers including Arthur Aron, a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, based the findings on a neuroimaging study using functional magnetic...
Whoopi Goldberg debuts as weed columnist   21 April, 2014
Oscar-winning actress, comedienne and talk-show host Whoopi Goldberg sang the praises of marijuana inhaled through a pocket vaporiser on Thursday as she made her debut as an online pot columnist."The vape pen has changed my life. No, I'm not exaggerating. In fact, her name is Sippy." wrote Goldberg, 58, about her pocket vaporiser on "The Cannabist," a pot-friendly website...
Reports of e-cigarette injury rise   17 April, 2014
Researchers say brain is at its best at 24   17 April, 2014
New app designed to overcome jet lag   14 April, 2014
Lower testosterone good for relationships   12 April, 2014
Coconut dust used for germinating stronger seeds   12 April, 2014
Delhi HC orders segregation of healthy, junk items   23 April, 2014
How brain pays attention decoded   12 April, 2014
Movies put viewers' brains on same wavelength   11 April, 2014
Drinking milk may prevent arthritis in women   11 April, 2014
Apple iWatch to sport UV light sensor   09 April, 2014
Could mobile phones cause impotence?   08 April, 2014
Tobacco plant kills cancer cells?   07 April, 2014
Soon, blood test to identify the type of cancer   07 April, 2014
Help's hair!   28 March, 2014
Small steps against vector-borne diseases   05 April, 2014
Vaccination alters your body odour   03 April, 2014
Drinking coffee cuts mortality risk from liver cirrhosis   03 April, 2014
Marriage is healthy for the heart: Study   29 March, 2014
Exercise prevents heart diseases: Study   29 March, 2014
New online tool calculates heart's age   27 March, 2014
Do intelligent people trust others more?   21 March, 2014
WHO to certify SE Asia as polio free   22 March, 2014
Dark chocolate's healthy effects from gut bacteria   21 March, 2014
Sleep loss means loss of brain cells   19 March, 2014
Build muscles for a long, healthy life   18 March, 2014
Does water really aid weight loss?   17 March, 2014
Insight on removing dead cells from human body   17 March, 2014
Retirement good for your health: Study   15 March, 2014
A solar-powered, wearble light tracker   07 March, 2014
Spinach extract prevents obesity?   12 March, 2014
Eat healthy in midlife to protect brain   12 March, 2014
Halving daily sugar intake fights obesity: WHO   07 March, 2014
Fruit-veg diet lowers preterm delivery risk   06 March, 2014
Limit kids' technology use for better sleep: Survey   05 March, 2014
Eating fish boosts good cholesterol levels   05 March, 2014
Veg diet lowers blood pressure   27 February, 2014
Sight, touch help us remember better than sound   01 March, 2014
Breastfeeding may boost IQ in babies   27 February, 2014
Minimum drinking age of 21 'saves lives'   24 February, 2014
Strawberries lower cholesterol: Study   26 February, 2014
Can you teach your baby to read? Study says no   27 February, 2014
Men grow happier into their 60s: Research   25 February, 2014
You are what your grandmother ate   22 February, 2014
Daily short walks improves respiratory health   21 February, 2014
Garlic can fight hardiest bacterial strains   19 February, 2014
Smart pillow 'nudges' noisy sleepers   17 February, 2014
Quitting smoking makes you happier: Study   17 February, 2014
Chatting with infants spurs their brain development   17 February, 2014
Tired teenagers may need a new mattress   12 February, 2014
Vitamin C jab may help fight cancer   10 February, 2014
Tweak an exercise routine to stay strong after 50   10 February, 2014
Overweight people should check air report   08 February, 2014
Stormy parent-teen relationship affect adult love life   08 February, 2014
Play this game and help cure cancer   05 February, 2014
Movies that could save your marriage   05 February, 2014
Weekend splurging and weight loss go hand in hand   05 February, 2014
Young forever   01 February, 2014
Using peanuts to cure allergy   01 February, 2014
Can Carrot Fit make you stick to a diet?   01 February, 2014
Exercises to help breast cancer survivors recover   01 February, 2014
Japanese bra unhooks only for true love   29 January, 2014
Keep touchscreen germs away with Taptool   29 January, 2014
No health shield from vitamin D pills: Study   29 January, 2014
New urine test can diagnose eye disease   09 October, 2013
DNA regulates marital harmony?   08 October, 2013
Carrot compound wards off cancer   07 October, 2013
Big breakfast ups fertility: study   05 October, 2013
Walking reduces breast cancer risk   04 October, 2013
Lovers who cheat alter their voice   03 October, 2013
Twitter can monitor suicide rates   11 October, 2013
Brain training boosts only memory   12 October, 2013
One in eight people is hungry: UN report   01 October, 2013
Social interactions improve kids' lang skills   27 September, 2013
Eating fish, nuts does not boost brain power   27 September, 2013
Now, smartphone diagnoses eye disease   25 September, 2013
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