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Female students underestimate their own intelligence

Female students underestimate their own intelligence

It’s no secret that the number of women in science is much lower than that of men. But why is that? Some may (wrongly) argue that women are not as gifted as men, while some will say that it’s the societal construct that has tended to discourage females from pursuing such a career. Now, new […]

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How to overcome impostor syndrome

How to overcome impostor syndrome

Many high achievers share a closely guarded secret: they think they are complete frauds, that their accomplishments are down to luck alone, and that any day now, they’ll be exposed as an impostor. If this sounds like you, you might have impostor syndrome. We examine how to overcome it. There are steps that you can […]

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Do you fear embarrassment? Here’s how to overcome it

Do you fear embarrassment? Here’s how to overcome it

Have you ever asked a woman if she’s pregnant and she replied with a stern “No?” If so, did you instantly feel the need for the earth to open up and swallow you in a gaping hole of shame? I have, and I’ve been afraid of committing another social faux pas ever since. New research […]

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Childhood friends may protect your adult health

Childhood friends may protect your adult health

Remember that childhood friend you used to hang out with till it got so late your parents had to drag you back to the house? Or that high school confidante you’d spend ages with chatting on the phone? The comfort these friends brought you then might extend well into your adulthood and keep you healthy […]

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Honey bees may help to explain how humans make decisions

Honey bees may help to explain how humans make decisions

New research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, studies the behavior of the honey bee colony and finds that it obeys the same laws as the human brain when confronted with stimuli and must make a decision. New research suggests that in many ways, bees are like neurons. The quantitative study of the ways in […]

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How to cope with OCD

How to cope with OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder can be a disruptive condition to live with, but there are steps that you can take to cope with it. In this Spotlight, we take you through them. People with OCD face daily stuggles, but there are ways to overcome it. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) occurs when a person has recurring thoughts and behaviors […]

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Why self-love is important and how to cultivate it

Why self-love is important and how to cultivate it

For many people, the concept of self-love might conjure images of tree-hugging hippies or cheesy self-help books. But, as many psychology studies attest, self-love and -compassion are key for mental health and well-being, keeping depression and anxiety at bay. Below, we take a look at some of the things that you can do to nurture […]

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What the color of your face reveals about your feelings

What the color of your face reveals about your feelings

Many of us know that our subtle facial expressions can give us away when we’re trying to hide our feelings. But a new study reveals that our faces can do even more: without moving so much as a millimeter of facial muscle, we can communicate exactly how we truly feel through color alone. The color […]

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Don’t try too hard to be happy, study warns

Don’t try too hard to be happy, study warns

All that anybody really wants is happiness. We may spend every waking hour working hard at achieving the goals that we hope will make us happy. But does it really have the effect that we hope it will? Does your pursuit of happiness make you happy? I’m pretty certain we’ve all been there: you go […]