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Why it’s difficult to control sweet cravings

A habit leaves a lasting mark on specific circuits in the brain, pushing us to feed our cravings, reveals a new study. The study elucidates how habits like sugar and other vices manifest in the brain and refuse to take leave. “One day, we may be able to target these circuits in people to help promote habits that we want ...

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Internet addiction among students leading to family conflicts

College students who are addicted to the internet are reporting positive as well as negative effects on their family relationships, reveals a study adding that the blame also goes to parents who do not set limits for either themselves or for kids when it comes to internet use. The study offers a first step toward the designing of effective interventions ...

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Mindfulness can tackle obesity in kids

The balance in brain networks in children who are obese is different compared to healthy-weight children, making them more prone to over-eating, suggests a new study. Mindfulness has been shown to increase inhibition and decrease impulsivity. Since obesity and unhealthy eating behaviours may be associated with an imbalance between the connections in the brain that control inhibition and impulse, said ...

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Selfies reveal if you are going through romantic crisis

Are you going through a rocky and failed romantic relationship? Check if you have suddenly started uploading more selfies on the social media. According to researchers from Florida State University, more selfies an individual posts on the social media site Instagram, the greater the likelihood he or she might experience conflict in romantic relationship. “The results show that body image ...

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Sinful indulgence

Ayesha Kabir :: You plunge your spoon into the dark mass of cake and hot molten chocolate lava spurts out to ooze all over. Add a dollop of the vanilla ice cream and drizzle with the silky chocolate sauce… sheer decadence, sinful indulgence is the only way to describe the experience of eating Butler’s hot chocolate lava cake. Butler’s Chocolate ...

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Anxious people fare better in a crisis

The brain devotes more processing resources to social situations that signal threat than those that are benign and anxious people process those threats using regions of the brain responsible for action, says a study. The study that may help explain the apparent “sixth sense” we have for danger found that “low anxious” people process the threats in sensory circuits, responsible ...

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Introverts find modern offices uncomfortable

Modern office features such as hot-desking or desk-sharing and open-plan floors appeal mainly to extrovert workers but others find them uncomfortable, a new research has found. The findings highlighted that extroverts are significantly happier at work and have higher levels of job satisfaction and also pointed out that personality differences are behind areas of conflict in the office. “Understanding how ...

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Longer working hours don’t kill romance in your life

Turning conventional wisdom on its head, a new study has found that there is in fact no negative association between the hours worked and relationship satisfaction. “Our research questions the assumption that working longer hours is hazardous for all romantic relationships,” the study said. Conventional wisdom and research seem to suggest that partners in dual career-couples-relationships where both partners pursue ...

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Tame selfie craze, treat selfies as fun activity

If the disturbing news of two selfie deaths – one each in Mumbai and Jammu and Kashmir this weekend – shattered your Sunday morning, it is time to pause and see if your young ones are not trying a dangerous pose for a selfie to impress their peers. A college girl who fell into the swirling Arabian Sea while clicking ...

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Know if your toddler is ready for reading lessons

Even before they can read, children as young as three years of age can understand how a written word is different than a simple drawing, and the ability to make this distinction could signal if your toddler is ready to learn to read, a new study has found. Most children do not begin formal instruction in reading and writing until ...

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