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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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10 Best Houseplants To De-Stress Your Home And Purify The Air

(29) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 7:34 AM

If you want functional decorations, look no further than the houseplant.

Some well-placed greenery can not only brighten a space but also purify the air -- and they're also helpful in creating a more relaxing, restful ambiance in any room. We know that spending time in...

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Cows Are Way More Intelligent Than You Probably Thought

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 9:28 AM

When we think about our most intelligent friends in the animal kingdom, species like orangutans, dolphins, elephants and octopuses are likely to come to mind. 

Dairy cows probably don't make the list. But research, including a new study conducted by an undergraduate student in Australia, suggests these...

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당신의 음악 취향이 당신의 뇌에 관해 말해주는 것은?(연구)

(2) Comments | Posted July 26, 2015 | 4:42 AM

왜 사람들은 좋아하는 음악과 싫어하는 음악이 갈릴까? 이는 뇌의 정보 처리 방법과 연관이 있을 수 있다. 최근 등장한 한 심리학 연구가 음악 취향과 생각의 관계를 밝혔다.

7월 22일 온라인 저널 'PLOS One'에 발표된 케임브리지 대학의 연구에 따르면, 감정 이입을 잘 하는 사람은 R&B/소울, 어덜트 컨템포러리, 소프트 록 등의...

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(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2015 | 3:35 AM


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5살 아이의 사교성이 미래의 학위, 직장, 수감 여부를 좌지우지한다

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 6:19 PM

한 아이가 다른 아이들과 어떻게 어울리는지를 관찰하면 아이의 성향, 더 나아가서는 20년 후의 모습을 예측할 수 있다.

이 눈이 번쩍 뜨이는 결론을 내린 것은 펜실베이니아 주립대학의 연구팀이다.

753명의 유치원생이 성인기에 접어들 때까지 대상으로 장기 추적 연구를 한 결과로는 5세 때의 대인 기술이 인생의 성패를 가르는 중요한...

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Heavy Social Media Use Linked With Mental Health Issues In Teens

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 1:52 PM

Most members of Generation Z can't imagine life without Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. Nearly one in four teens reports being online "almost constantly," with much of that online time dominated by social media. 

But the effect of social networking on teens' mental health has been largely unclear,...

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What Your Favorite Songs Can Tell You About The Way Your Brain Works

(3) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 3:20 PM

 Why do you love certain types of music and hate others? It may come down to the way your brain processes information. 

Psychologists already know that music preferences are linked to personality, but a new study finds that your taste in music is also associated with the way...

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This Trait Can Predict If A 5-Year-Old Will Grow Up To Be A Successful Adult

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 9:39 AM


Watching a young child playing with others can reveal a great deal about who they are -- and who they'll be in 20 years. 

That's the conclusion of an eye-opening new study from Pennsylvania State University.

The longitudinal study, which followed 753 kindergarteners into...

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Your Face Could Seal Your Fate In Court

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 11:56 AM

You might think that if you were to sit on a jury for a murder trial, you'd be a fair and impartial judge of the facts. But new research suggests that just the way an accused killer's face looks could inform whether you think...

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This Could Explain Why Some People See Faces In Random Objects

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 1:32 PM


Some people just can't stare at the sky without imagining a fluffy bunny floating by or look at a piece of wood without thinking they see a face grinning out of the grain. 

These people might be especially neurotic, according to new research -- or...

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당신이 폭력적인 기사에 '좋아요'를 누르면 안 되는 이유

(1) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 12:32 PM

지난달 있었던 찰스턴 교회 총격사건 이후 많은 매체가 이를 기사화했다. 그리고 개중에는 '살인자'에 초점을 맞추는 기사도 있었다.

최근의 연구에 따르면 이런 기사들이 확산하는 과정에서 아이들은 폭력적인 내용의 기사가 많이 공유되거나 '좋아요'를 많이 받았다면, 또는 자신이 이들 '승인'했다면 폭력적인 행동을 할 가능성이 증가하는 것으로 나타났다.

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Maybe We Were Wrong About The Link Between Birth Order And Personality

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 10:27 AM

 Does being an oldest, middle or youngest child shape the person you become?  

According to a large body of research on birth order, the answer is yes -- a child's rank in the family may exert a significant influence on their personality and intelligence. These studies...

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Cómo afecta a tu personalidad ser el hijo mayor, el mediano o el pequeño

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 8:16 AM

Los hijos únicos tienen reputación de ser perfeccionistas y triunfadores, de buscar siempre la atención y la aprobación de sus padres y de los demás. Pero los hijos con hermanos también desarrollan diferentes tipos de personalidad según el orden de nacimiento.

Igual que otros factores desempeñan un papel...

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Somos mais facilmente enganáveis quando negociamos com pessoas atraentes

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 7:22 PM

Gente bonita parece ter toda a sorte do mundo.

Graças ao “viés da beleza”-- nossa predisposição inconsciente para com, e preferência por, pessoas fisicamente atraentes –, pessoas bonitas não só recebem atributos positivos, como inteligência e bondade, mas também tendem a ter vantagens injustas...

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Why You Shouldn't 'Like' Stories About Violence

(51) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 7:30 AM

In the wake of mass shootings like the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, last month, media coverage of the violence is all over social media. Often, it focuses on the killer.

If you're sharing or "liking" stories about these crimes on Facebook, you may be inadvertently helping perpetuate...

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Here's Why The Sound Of Screaming Freaks You Out

(19) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 3:13 PM

Of all the terrible sounds in the world, few are worse than that of a screaming baby -- especially when it's sitting next to you on an international flight.

Now, science has an explanation for why the sound of human screaming is so awful.

New research...

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This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

(103) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 12:06 PM

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives.

As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later, guided by an inner stirring to explore a deeper side of life, he was living Darjeeling,...

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5 Scary Health Effects Of Sleep Deprivation During The Teen Years

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 10:17 AM


Sleep loss can take a devastating toll on the mind and body at any stage of life, from early childhood to older adulthood. But for teenagers, who are at a critical stage of development, skipping out on sleep can be particularly dangerous. 

"[Sleep deprivation] is extremely...

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How Sleep Resets The Brain's 'Emotional Compass'

(41) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 2:57 PM

As most of us know all too well, lack of sleep and a bad mood often go hand-in-hand.

But a poor night's sleep doesn't just put a damper on your own emotions. New research from The University of California, Berkeley suggests that it may also hinder your...

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Κι όμως, οι εφιάλτες μπορεί να σας κάνουν καλό

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 7:17 AM

Βλέπετε ότι τρέχετε και προσπαθείτε να ξεφύγετε, ότι είστε όμηροι, ότι συμβαίνει κάποιο τραγικό ατύχημα ή κάποιος θέλει να σας κάνει κακό και ξυπνάτε ιδρωμένοι και ανήσυχοι μέσα στη νύχτα. Ποιος δεν έχει ζήσει μία αντίστοιχη εμπειρία εφιάλτη; Αυτά τα τρομακτικά όνειρα, όμως, μπορεί να σας κάνουν καλό στην ψυχική...

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