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New Type Of Boredom
2013-11-19 11:06:54

Researchers have detailed a fifth type of boredom and developed a description for this emotion.

Boredom Affects Animals Too
2012-11-15 13:02:37

A research team from the University of Guelph has been investigating the boredom of captive animals. Their findings, published in PLOS ONE, are the first to empirically demonstrate boredom in confined animals.

Distractions Could Help Military Drone Operators Fight Boredom
2012-11-14 16:52:44

Military drone pilots might find their job more interesting if they have some type of distraction, according to a new study.

2012-10-01 10:15:35

This gives new meaning to the complaint “I’m bored” — literally.

Is Your Male Coworker Being Flirty?  He Must Be Bored
2012-04-24 05:59:16

Psychologists from Surrey University say that men who are flirting with a female while at work do so out of boredom, according to a report by The Telegraph.

Educational Program Responds To Student Emotions
2012-03-05 13:17:16

American researchers say they’ve developed educational software capable of sensing and responding to the emotional state of its pupils.

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2010-02-07 14:15:00

According to new scientific research, boredom could actually kill you.

2009-04-17 21:57:41

A team of U.S. researchers has concluded that problems don't hurt a marriage, but dullness -- being in a rut -- does. Irene Tsapelas and Arthur Aron of Stony Brook University and University of Michigan researcher Terri Orbuch interviewed a representative U.S.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.