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chocolate craving
2014-09-17 05:28:23

If you have ever succumbed to a craving for high-calorie snacks, and most of us surely have, you may not feel quite so bad after reading a study by the School of Public Health and Health Systems and the Department of Kinesiology at Canada’s University of Waterloo.

Chronic Dieters Exhibit Brain Imbalance
2013-11-12 09:48:28

A new study from Dartmouth using neuroimaging suggests that a brain imbalance may be responsible for overeating in chronic dieters.

2013-09-24 10:23:38

Active informed consent became a key tenet of post mortem exam procedures following the organ retention scandals at Bristol Royal Infirmary and The Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, which prompted the enactment of the 2004 Human Tissue Act.

2013-08-19 14:03:20

Getting kids to share their toys is a never-ending battle, and compelling them to do so never seems to help.

All-Terrain Robot Can Go Anywhere
2013-08-14 04:38:50

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have created a new all-terrain, six-legged walking robot that has been specially designed with jumping and climbing capabilities that could help it complete military reconnaissance, rescue or supply transportation missions.

Self-Control Through Precommitment More Effective Than Willpower
2013-07-25 08:38:14

The key to losing weight, or saving for the future, is avoiding temptation all together, according to a new study from the Universities of Cambridge and Dusseldorf. The study on self-control suggests avoidance is a better strategy than depending on will power alone.

Study Finds That Impulsive People More Likely To Sacrifice For Others
2013-06-29 08:23:16

While the general perception of people who are impulsive in nature is that they are self-centered, new research suggests that the reality is actually quite different.

Strong Friendship Network Can Help Boost Self-Control
2013-04-10 10:20:12

Self-control is a trait too many people lack. Whether it is summoning the strength to get to the gym for a workout or abstaining from snacks between meals, the drive to simply satisfy a basic desire is too strong in too many.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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