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Carolyn Gregoire is a Senior Writer at the Huffington Post, where she reports on health and wellness, psychology and human behavior, and brain science. She has discussed her work on MSNBC, The TODAY Show, and The History Channel, and has spoken at TEDxYouth and the Harvard Public Health Forum.

She is the author of a forthcoming book on the science of creativity, with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, to be published by Penguin Random House in January 2016.
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Study Reveals Shocking Effect Of Poverty On Children's Brain Development

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 9:13 PM

We've long known that children from affluent families get a head start that can translate into a long-lasting advantage, especially when it comes to academic achievement. Now, scientists have found what may be part of the explanation: Children who grow up in higher-income families appear to have larger...

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More Scientific Proof That Life Gets Better With Age

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 8:06 AM

A number of studies have demonstrated a major upside to getting older: As people age, they tend to become happier and more satisfied with their lives.

New research from Buffalo University and Northwestern University hints at one possible reason behind this improvements in well-being -- people more...

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Your Brain Is Wired To Move On After Heartbreak, Study Says

(13) Comments | Posted March 28, 2015 | 7:30 AM

We know that humans are wired to fall in love, but are we also built to break up?

Love is what evolutionary psychologists call a human universal -- a fundamental human experience that appears across all cultures. According to a new study, the experience of falling out of love...

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What Magicians Can Teach Us About The Art Of Manipulation

(13) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 2:43 PM

When Jay Olson was a 5-year-old living in Vancouver, British Columbia, a magician pulled a coin from his ear and sparked a lifelong fascination with magic.

Now a 28-year-old professional magician and a psychiatry graduate student at McGill University, Olson has recently conducted experiments using magic tricks to...

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What To Expect When You Go Off The Pill

(13) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 8:08 AM

The Question: What should I be prepared for when I go off the Pill?

The IUD is rising in popularity and nearly one in three women is now discontinuing her use of the birth control pill, citing dissatisfaction -- mostly from side effects. As more...

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산모가 흡연하자 손과 입을 격렬하게 움직이는 태아들(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 12:37 PM

흡연이 충분히 태아에게 위험하다는 사실을 알면서도 미국 여성의 10%는 아직도 임신 중에 흡연하고 있다.

그러나 이 사진을 보고 나면 앞으로 쉽게 그러진 못할 것이다.

smoking fetus

사진 위쪽의 태아는 흡연 중인 산모의 태아로 매우 격렬하게 움직인다. 반면 아래는 비흡연자의 태아로...

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Stress Management May Have Long-Term Benefits For Cancer Survivors

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 3:00 PM

Going through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be one of the most stressful events that a woman ever has to face. Learning to cope with that stress can carry benefits not only in the early stages of recovery, but also years down the road, according to new research....

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Ultrasound Images Suggest A Scary Effect Of Smoking On Unborn Babies

(176) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 2:24 PM

Despite the known risks associated with smoking during pregnancy, roughly 10 percent of expectant mothers in the U.S. still smoke while pregnant.

But some alarming new images might make expectant mothers think twice about continuing a smoking habit during pregnancy.

Using high-definition ultrasound scans,...

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How Power Naps Can Turbocharge Your Memory

(24) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 4:31 PM

We know that naps are a great way to relieve stress while boosting mood and productivity. And new research suggests that a little midday shut-eye can bring a dramatic improvement in our ability to retain information.

Researchers at Saarland University in Germany found that an hourlong...

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Comment l'optimisme peut changer votre vie

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 12:15 AM

Notre monde émotionnel a la capacité remarquable d’influencer non seulement notre santé mentale, mais aussi notre bien-être physique.

"Des attributs positifs tels que l’optimisme, la vitalité, le sens que l’on donne à sa vie et la satisfaction dans la vie sont immensément importants", écrit le psychologue Dr....

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¿Te muerdes las uñas? Puede que seas una persona perfeccionista

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2015 | 3:59 AM

¿Te estás toqueteando el pelo o mordiendo las uñas sin darte cuenta mientras lees este artículo? Una nueva investigación de la Universidad de Montreal (Canadá) sugiere que los comportamientos compulsivos de este tipo dicen mucho más sobre tu personalidad de lo que crees.

Las personas que suelen ser impacientes...

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당신의 뇌를 보면 사랑에 빠졌는지 알 수 있다(연구)

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 3:45 PM

신경과학자들이 뇌 스캔을 이용해 사랑의 진실을 해명하고 있다. 적어도 뇌 이미지를 보면 그렇다는 거다. 그런데 이런 자료는 언젠가 이혼 소송이나 다른 법적 문제에 적용될 수도 있다.

중국과 뉴욕의 과학자 그룹은 사랑에 빠지고, 헤어질 때 뇌가 어떻게 변화하는지 알아보기 위해 100명을 대상으로 뇌 스캔을 해봤다.

지난달 학술지 '인간신경과학...

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Why Loneliness Is A Growing Public Health Concern -- And What We Can Do About It

(72) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 10:02 AM

Our time has been called the "age of loneliness." It's estimated that one in five Americans suffers from persistent loneliness, and while we're more connected than ever before, social media may actually be exacerbating the problem.

A new wave of research is shedding...

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This Diet Could Cut Your Risk Of Alzheimer's By Up To 50 Percent

(72) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 9:00 AM

What if there was a preventative measure that could slash your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to half?

Some nutritionists may have found it, in the form of a Mediterranean-based diet that's high in nutrients and low in sugar and unhealthy fats.

The brain-healthy (and fittingly named)...

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성생활을 개선하려면 남자에겐 포르노가 여자에겐 잠이 필요하다

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 5:52 PM

당신의 성생활은 충분히 활력적인가?

두 개의 새로운 연구가 미국 여성의 43%, 남성의 31%가 겪고 있는 성 기능 장애를 극복하는 법에 대해 새로운 지침을 제시했다.

이 연구는 여성이 성생활을 좀 더 활발하게 하기 위해서는 수면시간을 늘려야 한다고 주장한다. 반면, 남성의 경우엔 포르노를 조금 보는 것이 발기 불능을...

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Extended Breastfeeding May Lead Babies To Higher IQ, Income Later In Life

(32) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 5:24 PM

Breastfeeding gives a big boost to a child's development, and new research suggests its benefits may linger well into adulthood.

A large body of research has shown breastfeeding's positive effects on brain development, and longer breastfeeding specifically has been linked with improved cognitive, motor and language...

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Scientists Can Tell If You're Actually In Love By Looking At Your Brain

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 2:46 PM

Neuroscientists are using brain scans to discover the meaning of true love, or at least, what it looks like in the brain -- information that could one day be used in divorce trials or other legal proceedings.

A group of scientists from China and New York used...

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How Depression Warps Your Sense Of Time

(8) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 8:00 AM

Time may fly when you're having fun, but it can feel as though it's screeching to a halt when you're depressed.

People with depression actually perceive time as going by more slowly than people who are not depressed, according to a review of studies published in the...

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