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Maxed Out! We Tend To Frequent Only 25 Places In Our Daily Travels

We’re not as adventurous as we’d like to thing we are. Based on a study of 40,000 people, new research on human mobility finds that we tend to frequent only 25 places at any given time in our lives. In

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Marriage In Trouble? Puppies To The Rescue

According to new research, looking at cute animals can actually improve the quality of your relationship with your significant other. The study, published in the journal Psychological Science and titled “How viewing cute animals can help rekindle marital spark,” analyzed

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Difficulty Of Learning A New Language Increases With Age

If you want to work for the Federal Government, or the retail sector in Ottawa, it’s helpful to know both official languages. In fact, in some cases it’s part of the job description… but learning a second language can be

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Night Owls Beware!

Are you one of those who loves to stay up very late at night or well into the morning hours? That may not be such a good thing in terms of your health.  A new study suggests being a night

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Taking Too Many Pictures Might Be Blurring Your Vacation Memories

It seems counter intuitive, but all those selfies and sweeping vistas we take the time to photograph on vacation might be affecting how we remember the trip. According to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, taking

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Swearing May Not Be Appropriate But It Does Make You Feel Better

For a long time, conventional wisdom held that swearing was not a very useful pain response. Many psychologists believed that swearing could actually make pain feel worse. But Richard Stephens wasn’t convinced. Richard is a psychologist and author of Black

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It Seems People Do Actually Listen To Their Hearts When It Comes To Giving

Generous people are said to be capable of giving or helping in a heartbeat. Now, new research suggests that those people may actually be more in touch with their own heartbeat. The findings suggest links between body and brain may

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CPR Survival Rates Biased Towards Men When Administered By A Bystander

A new study suggests women are less likely than men to get CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) from a bystander and more likely to die if there are no paramedics around when that kind of emergency intervention is required. Researchers think a

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New Scientific Evidence Proves That Watching Hockey Can Be Stressful!

With hockey season now officially underway, here’s something to take to heart: a new study suggests the excitement of watching one’s favourite team, either live or on TV, can have a profound effect on the cardiovascular system. 20 healthy Montreal

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Couple Who Stay Together Grow Closer In More Ways Than You Might Think

If your date’s preference for well-done steaks or an aversion to anchovies is a deal breaker for you, you may want to reconsider. A recent study shows that couples begin to develop similar smell and taste preferences if they stay

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Evidence Mounting… 4 Cup Of Coffee Daily Habit Is Good For You!

If you love a good cup of coffee in the morning… drink up and feel free to pour yourself another cup, or two or three more! A new study claims higher coffee consumption is connected to a lower risk of

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Want To Know How Your Quality Of Sleep Is Affecting Your Cognitive Function? Read On…

Brain scientists at a Canadian university are hoping to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving, and other cognitive functions in what is being called the largest such study ever to be done. The researchers at

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Netflix Data Shows Interesting Patterns In Our Viewing Preferences

Does this ring true with you? Netflix tapped into user data from 22 countries over six months to find trends in viewing patterns. Netflix found that users were 34 percent more likely to watch comedies in the morning than any

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Being Dark Blue On This Map Is A Good Thing

Norwegians have more reason than ever to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. After ranking fourth for the last two years, Norway jumped three spots and displaced three-time winner Denmark to take the title of “world’s happiest country” for the

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What Personality Type is Your Cat?

We all say that out pets have personalities and unique characteristics, but according to an expert, when it comes to cats, they all fall under only five different personality types. See if you agree with this. Dr. Lauren Finka from

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