Clenching a hand increases focal brain activity. Make sure to do it correctly, though.
Veteran skydivers feel less anxious than beginners, but their bodies still release the same amount of stress hormone.
British elementary school students believed an overweight storybook character was more likely to be naughty and less likely to have friends.
Positions on economic redistribution correlated with upper-body strength.
Resarch subjects were better able to will themselves into positive moods while listening to rousing symphonies.
Marijuana users had smaller waists and scored higher across several measures of blood sugar regulation.
Non-smokers who stayed in non-smoking rooms had cigarette byproducts on their fingers and in their urine the next morning.
At 18 months, babies who had come into repeated contact with their parents' saliva were 12 percent less likely to have asthma and 37 percent less likely to develop eczema.
People were 20 percent more likely to choose DNR if it was phrased as "allowing natural death;" 25 percent if they were told it's what most other people choose.
Kids who were better at reading and math at age seven ended up in a higher socioeconomic class age 42, regardless of what other advantages they had.
People who spent 20 minutes under UVA-radiating lamps appeared to experience cardiovascular benefits.
Nine and fourteen-month-olds prefer "individuals who treat similar others well and dissimilar others poorly."
Students who did about an hour of "mindfulness training" for eight days subsequently did better on the GRE as well as tests of working memory and mind-wandering.
Japanese researchers believe they've found an antidote for men's susceptibility to femme fatales.
Alternative therapies meant to help us "break the train of everyday thinking" have effects on a cellular level.
Over 60 percent of adults who were diagnosed with depression by a clinician didn't meet the official criteria for the disorder upon re-evaluation.
Kids living in the U.S. who were born elsewhere are 59 percent less likely to have allergic diseases, but their risk increases with time spent in the country.
The obesity rate is 27.5 percent higher in New York City neighborhoods where the greatest proportion of people "like" television on Facebook.
It may be that "the tendency to have faith in conventional social constructs" can be generalized both to religion and the medical establishment.
Audio recordings made in exam rooms indicate that doctors "operate at an emotional distance" from overweight and obese patients.