Working mum does not harm the development of their children in the age 0-5.

The study involved 1,053 families. The researchers found that the 580 working moms spent less time with their children than the non-working moms. But the difference wasn’t far less than we expect. Working mothers compensated it by sacrificing other activities. They spent less time on housework or socializing than non-working mothers. They also spent more […]

Mice exposed to nicotine during pregnancy become easily addicted to cigarettes.

Guo-Qing Chang, Olga Karatayev, Sarah F. Leibowitz; Prenatal Exposure to Nicotine Stimulates Neurogenesis of Orexigenic Peptide-Expressing Neurons in Hypothalamus and Amygdala; Journal of Neuroscience 21 August 2013, 33 (34) 13600-13611; DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5835-12.2013

Children who ate healthy had an IQ up to two points higher by age eight.

The study watched at the relation between the eating habits of children at six months, 15 months and two years, and their IQ at eight years of age.   The study compared more than 7000 kids.   Children who were breastfed at six months and ate healthy had an IQ up to two points higher by […]

Metaphors helps you reduce your negative emotions

Fifty participants spent 5 minutes each day for a week to write about their negative emotions. They wrote either literal words such as, “I felt anxious or confused,” or they used metaphorical words such as, “I felt like a leaf in the wind.” Only the participants who wrote metaphors decreased their depression and negative emotion […]

With greater physical exertion comes the experience of more positive emotion

One researcher surveyed the emotions of two ultra-runners. They ran for a 10-week period and covered 3641 kilometers (2262 miles) across Europe. The route included a variety of terrain including flats and mountain ranges such as the Pyrenees.   Researchers found the following:   -the more physical exertion they expended, the more their mood intensified […]

A Daily Cold Shower Seems to Work Better Than Drinking Coffee

3018 people took daily cold showers for 30 days for at least 30 seconds. Participants who took a cold shower recovered faster from flu than those who didn’t. But they did get sick as often as the rest of society. Work productivity and levels of anxiety didn’t increase. But the participants experienced other benefits like […]