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Easily stressed? At risk of developing high blood pressure

The tendency to take more stress during youth may increase the risk of developing high blood pressure later in life, suggests a study. Also, stressed youths who are overweight are three times more likely to develop high blood pressure, showed the findings, published online in the journal Heart. Casey Crump, researcher from the Stanford University in California, US used the ...

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Tips for the perfect V-Day date

Sumesh Menon, co-founder and CEO of dating app Woo, has shared some ideas to make your date special: * Recall good old memories: Recreate the fuzzy old memories of your relationship – whether it was the first movie you saw together, the restaurant where you discovered your spark for the first time, or the first vacation you took, take a ...

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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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