Category Archives: Studies

Why Do We Eat When We Are Sad?

Finding new ways to comfort ourselves is like a surprise gift.

Food and sadness are old friends. Many of us turn to food for comfort, or offer food to our children when they’re sad. This idea of comfort food is all around us. Books, magazine articles, films are constantly referring to our need for comfort foods. We see recipes for comfort foods on the front covers of national magazines.

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Apes now may be smarter than human like ‘Lucy’ – Scientists say

(CNN) — Researchers using a new method to evaluate the cognitive abilities of species stumbled across a surprising finding: Our evolutionary ancestor, Australopithecus , may have been less intelligent than modern-day great apes.

It has long been theorized that a bigger brain means greater cognitive ability, which is generally defined as an individual’s overall mental capability and how they reason, solve problems, plan, think in the abstract, and learn from life experiences.

Source: Scientists: Modern-day apes may be smarter than early human ancestors like ‘Lucy’

Almost HALF of people DON’T change their UNDERWEAR daily, according to study

ALMOST 50 per cent of people don’t change their underwear every day, according to a disturbing survey.

The research – by underwear maker Tommy John – revealed that 45 per cent have worn the same pair of briefs for two days or longer.

Even worse, 13 per cent of those surveyed admitted that they’d sported the same undies for seven days or more.

Men were the worst offenders, being 2.5 times more likely than women to wear their pants for a week.

But overall, women didn’t fare much better.

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Scientists develop wetsuit that could protect swimmers from deadly shark attacks – WATCH:

Scientists from South Australia’s Flinders University have developed a wetsuit that could protect swimmers from fatal shark attacks.

The potentially lifesaving wetsuit, made from a thicker fabric, could help reduce blood loss, the main cause of death in shark attacks.

“The aim was to determine if some new fabric was going to be able to reduce injuries with shark bites,” Associate professor Charlie Huveneers said.

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Canadian women’s vaginas more likely get teared severely during labor: report

A new report has found that Canadians are more likely to experience severe vaginal tearing during childbirth, but one expert is looking at the stats with caution.

Dr. Jennifer Blake, CEO of The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, said the OECD results have been pretty consistent over the years, and have been given very serious consideration. She said it’s difficult to make an apples-to-apples comparison with other countries for a few reasons.

Both of these factors — being older and a first-time mother — put women at increased risk of vaginal tearing, Blake said.

How Porn and Sex are Different in the Brain

Neuroscience finds itself at odds with the sex addiction and anti-porn advocates

Does watching porn warp and desensitize your brain? If you have encountered anti-porn advocates—such as legislators who frame pornography as a public health issue, or sexaddiction therapists who liken porn to heroin—you may think so. However, science won’t confirm your beliefs.

Nicole Prause, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist who researches human sexual behavior, addiction, and the physiology of sexual response, and is the founder of the independent research institute, Liberos. She and her fellow researchers find that the brains of those who watch a lot of porn react nothing like those of, say, a drug addict when exposed to photographs of the drug to which they are addicted.

Source: How Porn and Sex are Different in the Brain