If you lose sleep over the number of likes on your Instagram account, you might want to think twice before posting that selfie.
That’s the main takeaway from a new study in the Journal of Research in Personality by Washington State University psychologists.
The scientists conducted a novel experiment with hundreds of actual Instagram users to determine if there are certain types of self‑image posts that cause others to make snap judgements about the user’s personality.
Their work shows that individuals who post a lot of selfies are almost uniformly viewed as less likeable, less successful, more insecure and less open to new experiences than individuals who share a greater number of posed photos taken by someone else. Basically, selfie versus posie.
A new study wants advocates to pay more attention to the “hidden crime” of male rape.
Men who are forced to penetrate their partners are often reluctant to report this abuse, even though they would consider being the victims of rape, and suffer severe emotional trauma because of it, according to a survey published this week by the UK’s Lancaster University Law School, in partnership with Survivors Manchester.
When it comes to bathroom etiquette, the sins of men extend far beyond leaving the toilet seat up.
Men really are less likely than women to wash their hands after using the bathroom, research suggests, and may put other people at risk from the germs they leave behind.
A snapshot study swabbed the door handles of a large office building in London, discovering the men’s bathroom door contained almost six times more bacteria than the ladies’.
No toddler ever looked up at the sky and failed to question its parents about the remarkable shining objects, we know as stars. Since the time ancient Greek intellectuals looked up at the sky, recognized the patters and slow movements when most saw random white dots on a black canvas, to the recent times, when we got to witness the first ever image of a black hole, a concept so ahead of its time, stargazing and astronomy has always been a matter of interest to humans.
As the years went by and we understood more about the night sky, the means to observe and study such celestial objects changed drastically. To teach and get people familiar with constellations, stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae, clusters, and so many more celestial objects, in an extravagant and theatrical manner, the concept of public access planetariums was introduced. The dome-shaped structures with a large area to sit and observe as the complex motions and structures are projected all around the observers, with spellbinding music that provide such a stimulating experience, not one person dare avert their eyes. With abundance of such theatres opened across the world, following are the top 5 planetariums in the world, which should definitely be explored! Continue at Source: 5 Of The Best Planetariums In The World | CEOWORLD magazine
Dogs were shaped during the course of domestication both in their behavior and in their anatomical features. Here we show that domestication transformed the facial muscle anatomy of dogs specifically for facial communication with humans. A muscle responsible for raising the inner eyebrow intensely is uniformly present in dogs but not in wolves. Behavioral data show that dogs also produce the eyebrow movement significantly more often and with higher intensity than wolves do, with highest-intensity movements produced exclusively by dogs. Interestingly, this movement increases paedomorphism and resembles an expression humans produce when sad, so its production in dogs may trigger a nurturing response. We hypothesize that dogs’ expressive eyebrows are the result of selection based on humans’ preferences. Continue at Source: Evolution of facial muscle anatomy in dogs
Cognitive decline is the medical term for a decline in your abilities to think, remember, and make decisions. Researchers know now that cognitive decline may begin in midlife and can develop over a period of 20 years or so. See more at Source: It’s all related: People who are healthy in their 30s more likely to be fit later in life