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Is How You Vote Linked To How Happy You Are?

A new study published in March’s issue of Science  ( suggests that our political views and happiness are linked. Interestingly, the researchers found that people who lean conservative tend to report greater levels of life satisfaction/happiness when asked directly, while those who lean liberal behave in ways that suggest that they are happier (for instance, [...]

2015-05-28T14:02:36-04:00May 28th, 2015|Anger, Human Behavior, Psychology, Uncategorized|

It Starts At Home

In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day; a time dedicated to recognize and honor the contributions that women have made throughout the history of our country. It is also a time to be mindful of the strong female influences of today and a time to raise our collective consciousness about what [...]

Anxiety Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Anxiety can increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease for those individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), according to researchers at Baycrest Health Sciences' Rotman Research Institute in Toronto. Scientists looked at a sample of 376 adults with MCI, ages 55-91, every six months over a three-year period. They used neuroimaging to analyze brain structural changes. [...]

2016-01-09T23:01:07-05:00February 22nd, 2015|Aging, Memory, Stress|

Unsupportive Spouse Increases Risk for Depression

According to a University of Michigan study, having an unsupportive spouse can significantly increase the risk of depression. The study analyzed ten years of data from nearly 5000 adults. Researchers found that the quality of people's relationships with a spouse, predicted the likelihood of depression, regardless of how often their social interactions took place. Individuals [...]

2016-01-09T23:01:28-05:00July 11th, 2014|Couples, Marriage, Relationships|

Happily Married Couples Are More Likely To Gain Weight

Researchers at Southern Methodist University tracked 169 newlyweds for four years, checking in twice a year to assess weight, height, marital satisfaction, stress, and steps towards divorce. They found the happier the couple was in the marriage the more weight they gained. This was in contrast to couples that were less happier, who tended to [...]

2014-06-12T17:54:29-04:00June 12th, 2014|Couples, Marriage, Relationships|

Test-Taking Improves Learning In People Of All Ages

Do you think that you remember and learn better when you know that you will be tested on that material? Have you ever been required to study and memorize an abundant amount of information and wonder whether it would be helpful to take practice exams (assuming that practice exams were available)? In a recent article [...]

2014-05-21T17:55:22-04:00May 21st, 2014|Coaching, Exercise|

Grumpy Old Men and Women May Live Longer

Who would have linked being grumpy and longevity together. According to a research from the University of Erlangen-Nuremburg in Germany, grumpy old men and women may live longer. Scientists examined data on expected and current future life satisfaction that was collected over a 10 year period from nearly 40,000 people. They discovered that people who [...]

2015-07-31T08:29:11-04:00May 3rd, 2014|Human Behavior, Psychology|