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2012-03-14 17:00:00

Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D., and Leslie R. Martin, Ph.D., join the Jetsetter show to discuss their landmark eighty year longevity study Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 The Jetsetter Show welcomed The Longevity Project authors Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D., and Leslie R. Martin, Ph.D., to discuss their landmark longevity study during the 30th episode of the popular podcast. The renowned psychologists shared stunning insights into living a longer, happier life. The longest longevity study in...

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2012-03-13 09:04:24

When you think of the elderly you may get a vision of a grumpy old man, but a new study from the University of Warwick in the U.K. finds that older people are typically happier. The study studied the lifestyle and health patterns in more than 10,000 people in both the U.S. and U.K., looking at eight factors including perception of general health, pain, social functioning and mental health. "The researchers found that people reported better mental quality of life as they age, despite a...

2012-03-08 08:00:00

Creator of unique and original party supplies uses popular social media sites to share baby shower ideas and birthday party inspiration — making them the go-to source for the latest party trends. Menomonie, WI (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Participating in popular social media sites, such as Facebook, BigDotOfHappiness.com is able to connect with customers and create a loyal following. With more than 20,000 Facebook fans, Big Dot of Happiness has achieved a premier status among experienced...

2012-03-07 11:39:02

A complex and fascinating portrait of a society suffering the effects of the deepest recession since the early 1990s and in which young people appear to have been hardest hit is revealed by new findings from the UK's largest longitudinal household survey Understanding Society. The research published also shows that efforts to get more students from poorer backgrounds to go to university have not been successful and that more needs to be done to get teenagers to live a healthier life in order...

2012-03-06 14:02:18

People who are considered ambitious attend the best colleges and universities, have prestigious careers and earn high salaries, but they don't necessarily lead more successful lives, according to new research by Timothy Judge, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. The lead author of "On the Value of Aiming High: The Causes and Consequences of Ambition" forthcoming from the Journal of Applied Psychology, Judge seeks to create a better...

2012-03-05 23:05:56

Believing your partner is trying to be empathetic more important to relationship than actual empathy, according to new study Men like to know when their wife or girlfriend is happy while women really want the man in their life to know when they are upset, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. The study involved a diverse sample of couples and found that men's and women's perceptions of their significant other's empathy, and their abilities to tell...

2012-03-05 22:53:54

People's personalities can change considerably over time, say scientists, suggesting that leopards really can change their spots. Psychologists from The University of Manchester and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) also showed that small positive personality changes may lead to greater increases in happiness than earning more money, marrying, or gaining employment. The study, published in the journal Social Indicators Research, should be of interest to British...

2012-03-02 14:05:50

Teenagers who turn their backs on a healthy lifestyle and turn to drink, cigarettes and junk food are significantly unhappier than their healthier peers. New research also shows that 12-13 is a catalyst age when young people turn away from the healthy habits of their younger years and start to get involved in risky behaviors. The research, which used information from Understanding Society, a long-term study of 40,000 UK households funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC),...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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