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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

Do Emojis Reveal How Horny You Feel?

Do you use emojis a lot? Be careful, they may reveal more about you than you think 😮 ☺️. Prepare to see everyone you know in a totally new light… I’m Horny 😏 , Horny 😏 , Horny 😏 , Horny 😏 Research by the online dating company

Read Books To Live Longer?

  Good news for those of us who love to read. As well as developing complex social skills, regular readers can now expect to live longer! However, not all reading material adds years to your life… Those Who Live To Read, Live Longer Researchers at Yale University

Awards Time Again

UPDATED: 1st September 2016 Thanks to everyone who voted, Brain Sponge Blog has made it to the Finalist list!   It’s that time of year again! Brain Sponge Blog has made it to the Shortlist of the Littlewoods Blog Awards Ireland 2016 (yay!) for the Education &