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A Look at Behavior after “Big Five” Personality Test Proven Unreliable

July 21, 2019

The “Big Five” personality test appears to be less reliable than thought, according to a new study published in the journal “Science Advances.” Once thought to be an accurate gauge of behavior, the test seems to be often ineffective in some regions of the world. So what is a personality and how is it studied? […]

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We’ve Got It All Wrong about Fixing Americans’ Increasing Anger Levels

July 5, 2019

A new poll says 84 percent of Americans are angrier today than a generation ago. The NPR-IBM Watson Health poll offers alarming statistics about the increasing levels of anger that American society believes it exhibits compared to years past. The solutions may run contrary to what we’ve always believed. […]

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Anti-Suicide Campaign Encourages Mental Health Resilience

July 4, 2019

An Oregon mother’s local anti-suicide signs have gone viral worldwide, The Washington Post reported. In the two years since it started, the Don’t Give Up campaign has become a global phenomenon. Encouraging mental perseverance starts at home. […]

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Flawed Study Linking Smartphone Use and Horn Growth Prompts Skeletal Review

June 30, 2019

A study blaming smartphones for kids growing horns is flawed, according to Business Insider. The study, published in “Scientific Reports” in 2018, suggested the downward-facing head posture of cell phone use led to hornlike bone spurs growing from the back of the head. Maybe it’s time to review the skeletal system. […]

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Despite Man Surviving Expired Food Diet, Nutritional Labels Matter

June 28, 2019

A grocery store owner lived on food past its expiration date for a year, “The Washington Post” reported. Some say his continued health disproves the need for expiration dates entirely. However, food labels contain important and little-known information for your health and safety. […]

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Examining Sugar Substitutes after Son Develops One for Diabetic Father

June 15, 2019

A chemist in his twenties has created a new sugar substitute from unused corn cobs, “The Guardian” reported recently. The chemist, Javier Larragoiti, invented Xilinat for his diabetic father, who complained about the tastes of other sugar substitutes. Artificial sweeteners are still misunderstood by many. […]

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Significant Health Benefit Gained from Moderate Activity of Walking

June 7, 2019

A study in “JAMA Internal Medicine” describes a leveling off at 7,500 steps per day for study participants to reach a significant health benefit as compared to 10,000 steps per day. Walking is a simple but effective form of exercise that can help us lose weight, build muscle, and even fight depression. […]

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