Posts By Aaron G

College Kills a Girl’s Self Esteem

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College holds a near-mythic place in our consciousness. We think of it as the wonderful metamorphosis from child to adult; we enter as timid freshmen and graduate as learned, knowledgable and confident members of society.&hellip

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Lazy Enough for Government Work

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Saying, “It’s good enough for government work,” is cultural shorthand for a lazy job poorly done. Though not always the case, it’s hard to argue against the axiom when the post office queue is moving&hellip

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Patients Wary of Older Doctors

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There’s an adage that says with age comes wisdom. Common sense would suggest we’d rather have an older doctor, with a lifetime of experience, care for our illness. New research indicates the opposite is true.&hellip

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Marriage Helps Cure Cancer

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Married couples often vow “in sickness and in health” to one another. New science from the Dana-Farber Cancer institute suggests this vow can indeed help keep married couples healthy. Researchers led by Ayal Aizer culled&hellip

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Smaller Animals can Slow Down Time

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We now have a better idea why children constantly chirp, “Are we there yet?” It may have less to do with patience and more to do with their perception of time. A study by researchers&hellip

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Knocking on Wood May Actually be Lucky

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We see it all the time: a friend will say, “I always hit green lights driving to work,” while knocking on wood for luck. Knocking on wood is an old superstition thought to ward off&hellip

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Hormonal Women More Likely to Cheat

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Apparently, there is a fine line between “sexy” and “too sexy,” and it has everything to do with a woman’s hormones. A new study, led by Dr Kristina Durante and Prof Norm Li at the&hellip

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Go Eat a Baby

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It turns when your corpulent Aunt Gertrude said, “I’m going to eat your toes,” she was only half-joking. New science out of Dresden, Germany, shows that, when presented with the smell of newborn children, women&hellip

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Women Work to Cheat

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There’s a classic joke about a boy with magical powers who wishes his father dead. After suffering regret all day at school, he arrives home to a weeping mother. Fearing the worst, the boy asks&hellip

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Come to Jesus…and Find Depression?

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Religion is meant to uplift world-weary souls. In the past, this perception of religion as emotional protector extended beyond sacred texts and into consulting rooms. Select psychiatrists reported evidence that religious rigor helped insulate their&hellip

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The Anti-Alzheimer’s Game

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The popular picture of video gamers doesn’t often include white hair and walkers. Recent literature suggests, however, that senior populations can benefit most from the gamer lifestyle. We’re not talking cheese puffs and energy drinks,&hellip

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Passwords: ‘To_Be’ or ‘N0tToB3.’

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Had Hamlet lived in the 21st Century, he’d probably stare at his login screen and opine, ‘To_Be’ or ‘N0tToB3.’ The internet simplifies many tedious tasks, such as renewing a driver’s license or filing taxes. The&hellip

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50 Percent Off is the Loneliest Number

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We all know shopping, in the short term, makes us happier. There’s no need for science to jabber about elevated serotonin levels after winning a pair of Louis Vuitton pumps on eBay. When feeling down,&hellip

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Laugh for a Date

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New research in brain science illuminates why Jim Carrey never seems to be without a date. Work by the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests women are hard-wired to be attracted to funny men. Comedians&hellip

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Coffee: a Lifesaver

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We all know coffee helps us through the morning. A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, though, shows us coffee helps us survive the rest of the day as well. Men and&hellip

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Be Smart, Avoid Children

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A study from the London School of Economics has found for every 15 IQ points above the statistical mean, a woman’s desire to bear children drops a whopping 25 percent. Seeing a little tyke sitting&hellip

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The Dawning Extinction of Macho Men?

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There is a widening gap between men and women. It has nothing to do with pay scales or legal rights. A just-released British study, echoed by other scientific literature, shows men are less likely to&hellip

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5 Myths You Probably Believe About AIDS

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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) refers to the symptoms associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV targets cells of the immune system leading to its eventual loss, opening the infected individual up&hellip

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How do flu shots work?

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Flu shots, or more properly influenza vaccines protect against the influenza virus. Typically, the vaccine consists of three or four vaccines targeting the predicated, by the World Health Organization (WHO), most common influenza strains for&hellip

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How does flu spread?

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Flu is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. Symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the type of influenza virus, age and general health of the person infected. Common symptoms include&hellip

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