Socializing, whether via organizations or in close interaction with friends and neighbors, is associated with better self-reported health and having personal ties with friends is even better, according to new study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion.
Massage therapy can lower blood pressure, help prevent colds, enhance skin tone and more, according to an expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Being involved in a healthy and loving relationship is good for the heart according to several studies.
Getting together with extended family during the holidays while enjoying for many can also be very stressful. However, there are ways to make the holidays less stressful Vanderbilt psychiatrist Keith G. Meador, M.D., MPH, professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine and director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society.
Children who defy parents and other's in authority run a higher risk of becoming addicted to nicotine, cannabis and cocaine.
People are more likely to show forgiving behavior if they receive restitution, but they are more likely to truely forgive if they get an apology, according to Baylor University research published in the Journal of Positive Psychology.
The study underscores the importance of both restitution and apology and of using multiple measures for forgiveness, including behavior, said Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.
Sleeping vs. cuddling after sex. If you are a sleeper, here is some good news to tell your cuddling partner. According to a recent study published in December in the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, the tendency to fall asleep first after sex is associated with greater partner desire for bonding and affection.
Our life experiences, the highs, the lows, and everything in between not only shape us, and stay with us, but the experiences can influence our emotional set point throughout our adult life, according to new research.
Embarrassment Study Yeilds Interesting Results
A new embarrassment study helps explain why people feel embarrassed when they observe other people's flaws and social miscues.
This vicarious embarrassment can occur even if the person you're watching doesn't feel any embarrassment, shame, or discomfort, according to the study published April 13 in the journal PLoS One.
The love hormone oxytocin, known to be plentiful in lactating women and released by men and women during orgasm, appears to do much more than what has been previously thought, like boost empathy, increase trust, build social bonding, while decreasing stress and anxiety according to new research.