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Cultural Background Plays Role In How Posture Effects Our Confidence
2013-10-15 14:24:04

Body language experts tell us that certain postures or body positions project confidence or even dominance over others, but a new study led by a University at Buffalo researcher has found that the perception of these ‘power positions’ depends on a person’s cultural background.

2011-08-15 15:28:09

Four new studies by researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that when a woman's goal is to be romantically desirable, she distances herself from academic majors and activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

2009-06-30 13:08:35

Researchers have found that men and women who feel sensitive to rejection based on their physical appearance are more likely to express interest in having cosmetic surgery than those who are less sensitive to appearance-based rejection.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.