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  • 30 Minutes of Exercise Can Improve Body Image
    Source: Medical News TodayA new study examines the psychological effects of a single exercise session on young women and shows how working out can make us feel stronger and thinner. link to source

  • Mere Presence of Your Smartphone May Reduce Cognitive Performance
    Source: ScienceDailyYour cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off — suggests new research. link to source

  • Interracial Couple Split by Racist Law Reunites Decades Later
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportAn interracial Columbus couple has reunited after racism and a now outdated law split them apart decades ago. link to source

  • As Summer Heats Up, Many Turn Moody and Less Helpful
    Source: Psych CentralNew research has found that when it’s uncomfortably hot, we’re less likely to be helpful or “prosocial.” Published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, the three-part study helps to […]. link to source

  • German Parliament Throws Out Thousands of Antigay Convictions
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsGermany's parliament this week approved an annulment of thousands of criminal convictions under the nation's former antigay law. link to source

  • How Far Does the Apple Fall from the Tree?
    Source: ScienceDailyParents who want their children to have prosocial values are the most successful in instilling all their values in their children compared to those who promote selfishness, new research indicates. link to source

  • How Viewing Cute Animals Can Help Rekindle Marital Spark
    Source: ScienceDailyOne of the well-known challenges of marriage is keeping the passion alive after years of partnership, as passions tend to cool even in very happy relationships. Psychological scientists have now developed an unconventional intervention for helping a marriage maintain its spark: pictures of puppies and bunnies. link to source

  • Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline and Dementia
    Source: ScienceDailyCognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity all show modest but inconclusive evidence that they can help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, but there is insufficient evidence to support a public health campaign encouraging their adoption, says a new report. link to source

  • Human Brains May Think in 11 Different Dimensions
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceYou may have never wondered how many dimensions the human brain thinks in, but if you have, the real answer could be more than you’re expecting. It's as many as eleven. At least, that's what new neuroscience research claims. link to source

  • Mormon Church Labels Same-Sex Couples Apostates
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesA new Mormon church policy considers church members in same-sex marriages as apostates whose children will be barred from baptism and church membership unless they disavow same-sex unions. link to source

  • Could Sons of Older Dads Have an Educational Advantage?
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceThe large-scale study looked at behavioral and cognitive data from 15,000 UK-based twin pairs in the Twins Early Development Study. The researchers found that sons of older fathers were more likely to demonstrate the "geek-like" traits, care less about what their peers thought of them, and spend more time on their special interests. link to source

  • Mindfulness-Based Childbirth Classes May Ease Pain, Depression
    Source: Reuters - HealthWhen birthing classes include mindfulness-based education instead of focusing only on the biology of having a baby, women may have an easier time coping with labor pain and a lower risk of postpartum depression, a small experiment suggests. link to source

  • Artificial Intelligence Can Identify Autism Before Symptoms Emerge
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceResearchers are studying how machine learning could help identify infants before they show behavioral symptoms. link to source

  • European Court Blasts Russia "Gay Propaganda" Law
    Source: BBC News - EuropeRussia's "gay propaganda" law encourages homophobia, the European human rights court rules. link to source

  • How the Brain Responds to a Single Bout of Exercise
    Source: Medical News TodayA new review examines the data available on the neurochemical, cognitive, and behavioral effects of a single session of physical activity. link to source

  • Yoga and Meditation Can Influence Your Genes, Say Researchers
    Source: Time MagazineYoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness exercises can actually reverse stress-related changes in genes linked to poor health and depression. In the new paper, published in Frontiers in Immunology, British researchers analyzed the findings from 18…. link to source

  • Canada Enacts Protections for Transgender Community
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Canadian NewsNew federal protections for transgender Canadians are about to become law after a strong show of support for the landmark legislation in the Red Chamber. link to source

  • Oregon Becomes First U.S. State to Add Third Gender on Driver's Licenses
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsState adopts new rule that allows people to put an ‘X’ on state IDs and driver’s licenses instead of the traditional ‘M’ for male or ‘F’ for female link to source

  • Scientists Find Seven Genes for Insomnia
    Source: Medical News TodayNew wide-scale genetic study uncovers the genetic underpinnings of what is usually considered to be a purely psychological condition. link to source

  • American Medical Association Opposes Transgender "Bathroom Bills"
    Source: MSNBC - Health NewsThe American Medical Association adopts policy opposing state "bathroom bills" that restrict transgender individuals from accessing public facilities. link to source

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