The pandemic has made livestreamed worship services the new normal, but research finds an existing and growing role for technology in religious life.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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When solving problems, we tend to rely on things that have worked in the past, which psycholgists call "fixation." Other ideas may get you out of the rut.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~5 min
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Teens with more friends may be less likely to face depression later in their lives, researchers report. The finding is particularly true for women.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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Watching a family member or neighbor go through type 2 diabetes shapes the way people with diabetes manage their condition, a new study finds.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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Having a "sexy mindset" can make potential partners seem more attractive and reduce fears of rejection, researchers report.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~9 min
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Getting fewer "likes" on social media can lead to depression and anxiety in young people, a new study shows.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
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Stress ups the risks for alcohol and drug abuse, and difficulty in getting treatment makes coping with addiction even harder during COVID, an expert argues.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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The more uncertain we are about expectations, the more likely we are to act selfishly, a new study finds. That's key for following COVID-19 guidelines.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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