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Why You Should Not Drive Your Kids To School

It’s that time of year again! The traffic levels always rise when kids go back to school. Considering the amount of traffic on our roads, it’s understandable that parents want to drive their kids to school. It’s quicker and easier. Plus, it’s safer than cycling and walking,

Male Geeks Can Thank Their Dads

Did you know that psychologists can test how much of a geek you are? Or that the fathers of male geeks tend to share a certain characteristic? Inventing a Geek Index Researchers at New King’s College, London and The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, Mount Sinai

You Smell Like A Dog, Claims Neuroscientist

It’s a well accepted fact that certain animals, like dogs and rodents, have an excellent sense of smell. Humans, not so much. But according to one neuroscientist, our sense of smell is much much better than we think. We may all smell like dogs, or even rats…

Is Facebook The Secret To Long Life?

Good news for social media fans! According to new research, Facebook users tend to live longer. As long as they use it right. Use Facebook For Much Longer Researchers from University of California San Diego, Yale and Facebook studied 12 million people, which is a pretty good

Does Kindness Really Make You Happier?

We all want to be happy, right? Unfortunately it’s not always easy to achieve! Many popular psychology articles and self-help books advise us to engage in random acts of kindness. The advice is from positive psychology studies which suggest that putting others ahead of yourself is the