‘Sexy mindset’ makes partners seem hotter

Having a "sexy mindset" can make potential partners seem more attractive and reduce fears of rejection, researchers report.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~9 min

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Too few social media ‘likes’ can amp up teen depression

Getting fewer "likes" on social media can lead to depression and anxiety in young people, a new study shows.

Rachel White-UT Austin • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

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COVID-19 stress could boost alcohol abuse risk

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.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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People act less selfishly when somebody’s watching

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.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Loneliness doubled for older adults early in pandemic

Staying close to home reduces COVID-19 risk for older adults, but feelings of loneliness can set in. Neighbors, healthy habits, and technology can help.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Strict distancing keeps your COVID risk much lower

"Our findings support the idea that if you're going out, you should practice social distancing to the extent possible..."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~8 min

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To connect with others, call instead of texting

Phone calls may beat texting if you want to connect with other people. The voice itself seems to be integral to bonding, researchers say.

Molly Dannenmaier-UT Austin • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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Surge in gun sales ups suicide concerns

During COVID-19 and social unrest, gun purchases have soared. An expert explains why that raises concerns about suicide, and what can help lessen the risk.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~5 min

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Some states began social distancing too late

A new report on when states enacted pandemic-fighting measures like social distancing also shows that reopening the economy will take major caution.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~4 min

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Jerks don’t actually get ahead at work

People with selfish, deceitful, and aggressive personality traits may not have an edge over generally nice people, a new study finds.

Laura Counts - UC Berkeley • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

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