Do your genes make you feel insecure in love?

There may be a connection between genes involved in the opioid system and feelings of insecurity in romantic relationships, researchers find.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: evolution genes pain emotions relationships featured social-lives health-and-medicine love

Future teachers see Black kids as angry when they’re not

"Essentially, we found that prospective teachers are more likely to view Black children as being angry, even when they're not." It's racialized anger bias.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education bias emotions faces society-and-culture teachers race-and-ethnicity

It’s time to learn how to smile in your mask

Cultural differences may explain why some people resist masks more than others. Here's how smiley North Americans can learn to adapt.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 emotions faces featured society-and-culture social-lives mouth

Happy with your neighborhood? It’s ‘all in your head’

"Contrary to what many would think, characteristics of your neighborhood have little to do with how satisfied you are with it."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: housing emotions happiness society-and-culture neighborhoods

Happy with your neighborhood? It’s ‘all in your head’

"Contrary to what many would think, characteristics of your neighborhood have little to do with how satisfied you are with it."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: housing emotions happiness society-and-culture neighborhoods

Survey: American happiness reaches 50-year low

Just 14% of Americans say they are "very happy" even though 80% say they're feeling OK about their family's finances, a new survey on happiness finds.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 money united-states emotions happiness society-and-culture health-and-medicine trends

Anxious people tend to really love their cats

Cats and anxiety go well together, according to new research on trust and affection for feline friends.

Amy Quinton-UC Davis • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression anxiety pets emotions cats personality health-and-medicine

Isolation can cut your life short

Isolation and loneliness can have major physical and mental health consequences. New research shows socializing is critical to survival and longevity.

Jason Clement-McGill • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: isolation loneliness emotions social-lives health-and-medicine lifespan immune-systems

Psilocybin mushrooms may subdue brain’s ego center

Psilocybin, the hallucinogenic chemical in some mushrooms, may affect a part of the brain that some scientists believe is responsible for the ego.

Vanessa McMains-Johns Hopkins • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: drugs brains emotions mushrooms health-and-medicine

Playing hard to get may make you seem hotter

Playing hard to get may actually work, researchers say. But it can totally backfire if you take it too far, they warn.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: emotions relationships featured society-and-culture social-lives

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