Archive | March, 2014

Lifelong bookworms have better memory in old age

Based on the results of a new study, individuals who read and participate in other brain-stimulating activities throughout their lives tend to be rewarded in old age with better memory. As a result, those who consider themselves to be bookworms may want to take an IQ test and see if their lust for literature has had a positive […]

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‘Contagious’ attitude may lead to depression

When individuals take a personality test, they have an opportunity to gain insight into the different traits that make them who they are. The results of one of these assessments may also be able to identify risk factors for depression, which can be "contagious," according to the findings of a recent study. Psychological scientists from the […]

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National unemployment rate continues to decline

The nation's unemployment rate has come a long way since the beginning of last year. Whereas 2013 began with a 7.9 percent unemployment rate, this figure was down to 7.3 percent this past August, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With this information in mind, those who have been putting off their employment […]

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Heavy drinking and smoking are bad for the brain

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that smoking cigarettes can harm almost every organ in the body, while drinking excessive alcohol may lead to the development of chronic diseases. Despite these risks, many people continue to use these substances. If these individuals knew the combination of smoking and heavy drinking could speed up cognitive decline, they may […]

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