The Eye Gaze That Makes You More Attractive

People look more attractive when gazing in this way. Looking directly at someone makes you more attractive to them, research finds. People were particularly attracted to opposite-sex faces that were looking at them and smiling. Dr Claire Conway, the study’s…

The Common Infection Linked To Mental Illness And Memory Problems

Men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder were more likely to have a history of this infection. Candida yeast infections are linked to serious mental health problems, new research finds. Men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder were more likely to have…

Sex differences in cognition are small

Lately I’ve been thinking about sex differences in brain and cognition. There are undeniable differences in the physical size of the brain, and different brain areas, even if there are no ‘female’ and ‘male’ brains categorically. These physical differences do…

The Email Habit That Makes People Look Incompetent

These do not make you look warm and competent. A smiling emoji in a business email makes the sender look incompetent, new research finds. It also does not make the sender look like a warmer person either. Dr Ella Glikson,…

The Weirdest Way To Instantly Relieve Stress

Difficulties dealing with stress are linked to mental health problems. Smelling your partner’s clothes helps to reduce stress levels, new research finds. Women who smelled their partner’s t-shirt felt calmer afterwards. In comparison, those who smelled a stranger’s t-shirt experienced… read more

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