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Why are our moods contagious?

In 1962, the reality television show Candid Camera offered a remarkable glimpse into a psychological phenomenon that helps explain how emotions spread. They did it through a now famous comedy stunt called “Face the Rear”. It’s a common experience for family members or groups of friends: One person’s mood can bring the whole group’s energy down— or up. But why are we so easily influenced? Elaine Hatfield, a psychological researcher from the University of Hawaii argues that “when we watch other people,…

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About stress and stress management

Did you notice that stress is a part of your life, didn’t you? It’s more likely, your answer to this question will be “Of course, stress lives as a shadow and there is no way getting rid of it”. As much as you live with it, you start misunderstanding some of the basics about this phenomenon and its role in your life. Why does it matter? Researchers found that stress is a prominent factor in a number of illness from…

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Having a sense of purpose

Recent study links strong life with purpose and health. A sense of purpose in life have been found to be link to a lower risk of death according to a most recent study published on the 24th of May, 2019 in JAMA Network Open. This cohort study included almost 7000 adult participants between the ages of 51 to 61 who showed that life purpose was significantly associated with mortality caused by all possible reasons. The researchers used the Health and…

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Getting a good night’s sleep

In today’s overscheduled society, sleep may feel like a luxury when, in fact it’s a necessity. Sleep is vital to our health, safety and overall well-being. Sleep recharges the brain, allowing it to learn and make memories. Insufficient sleep has been linked to car crashes, poor work performance and problems with mood and relationships. Sleep deprivation also raises the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and stroke. Steps to Better Sleep Consider the following steps that…

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