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2010-11-30 21:34:39

New research by University of Minnesota psychologists shows how social support benefits are maximized when provided "invisibly""”that is without the support recipient being aware that they are receiving it. The study, "Getting in Under the Radar: A Dyadic View of Invisible Support," is published in the December issue of the journal Psychological Science. In the study, graduate student Maryhope Howland and professor Jeffry Simpson suggest there may be something unique about the...

2008-08-27 00:00:15

By Dr. Uday Deoskar Over the past decade, a vast amount of research has been done on aging.- We have realized that aging is not only decided by the "cards you are dealt," i.e. your genetics. Many effects of aging depend entirely on our behavior. Two-thirds of the aging process is in our hands, while only about one-third is based on hereditary factors. Leading authors in the field of aging, John W. Rowe and Robert L. Kahn, have isolated three key components of aging successfully: 1....


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.