Young dolphins pick friends with purpose

Dolphins don't just randomly choose their friends. Like some people, they pick childhood pals that will set them up for success as adults.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: relationships friends dolphins science-and-technology social-lives

Marriage isn’t a ticket to happiness

Finding happiness "may be less about the marriage and more about the mindset," according to research with older adults.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
July 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: happiness relationships marriage society-and-culture social-lives divorce

‘Pandemic fatigue’ marks a mental health crisis

Does COVID-19 have you feeling feeling anxious and exhausted? You're not alone. Will flattening the mental health curve be the next pandemic challenge?

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety stress sleep social-lives health-and-medicine pandemics

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

Auto ‘politeness transfer’ softens blunt work messages

Drawing on thousands of emails from Enron, researchers have created a method to bring better manners to our communications via "politeness transfer."

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: writing communication jobs computers science-and-technology society-and-culture social-lives rhetoric

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

Viral ‘family tree’ reveals COVID-19 spread in Denmark

A new "coronavirus family tree" has given researchers a better look at how COVID-19 came into Denmark and how it spread domestically.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 genomes viruses social-lives health-and-medicine

Genes may explain why some people love to hug

Twins show that genes play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but not guys. Plus, tips for how huggers can get through social distancing.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: gender genes twins touch featured society-and-culture social-lives

The places you go (or don’t) can change your personality

Where you spend time may shape who you are, new research shows, and spending so much time at home during the pandemic may shift your personality traits.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 personality society-and-culture social-lives

Nearby humans disturb giraffe social networks

Living near human settlements disrupts giraffe social networks, according to new research.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation endangered-species tanzania social-lives earth-and-environment giraffes

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