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Listening To Music While Working Or Studying Can Help Increase Productivity

So, what is the best music for studying or concentrating? Author Dan Jacques wrote an in-depth article on that topic. Here’s a quick overview… The University of Wales undertook a study in 2011 to see how well students were able to

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Smart Talk – Chatting With Toddlers May Lead To Better Language Skills

It may be difficult to communicate with toddlers, who can’t speak yet… but don’t let that get in the way. A study published this week in Pediatrics found that toddlers with parents who spend lots of time listening and chatting

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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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