The Simplest Way To Help Someone In Pain

It has incredible psychological and physiological power. Holding someone’s hand is enough to reduce their pain and even synchronise breathing and heart rates, new research finds. Dr Pavel Goldstein, the study’s first author, said: “The more empathic the partner and…

Proof That Alcohol Changes This Personality Trait

Only one personality trait is changed when people drink. Alcohol has much less effect on people’s personalities than they imagine, new research finds. Only extraversion — how outgoing you are — changes when you are drunk. People become more assertive,…

The Everyday Foods Linked To Higher Intelligence

Study found the diet was linked to improved attention and a higher IQ. A specific type of fatty acids found in foods such as avocados, nuts and olive oil is linked to higher intelligence, new research finds. Monounsaturated fatty acids…

A Weird Depression Symptom Most People Don’t Know

Why depressed people cannot hold on to positive memories and emotions. Depressed people have 30% worse memory on certain tasks, research finds. Depressed mood stops people from holding information in their memory. This may be why depressed people can find…

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