Religion and Well-being

„Results showed that among people who were more genetically predisposed toward social sensitivity (i.e., G/G genotype), Koreans had greater psychological well-being if they were more religious; however, European Americans with the G/G genotype had lower psychological well-being if they were more religious.”

You need seven to eight hours of sleep each night for optimal performance.

Second, almost all successful people practice the old saying: „Early to bed, and early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Early rising give you an opportunity to read, reflect, and meditate. „Million Dollar Habits: Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income” – Brian Tracy

Once tissue [skin, organs] are removed from a human body, our connection with those removed parts ceases to exist.

The DNA sample was isolated and placed in a specially-designed chamber and taken to another room in the same building. An extraordinary thing happened. When the donor’s measured responses registered emotional ‘peaks’ or ‘dips,’ the donor’s DNA showed a simultaneous electrical response that either spiked or dipped. The DNA acted as if it were still […]

Expressive writing is used to diminish difficult life experiences.

For example „in an experiment with 63 recently unemployed professionals, those assigned to write about the thoughts and emotions surrounding their job loss were reemployed MORE QUICKLY than those who wrote about non- traumatic topics or who did not write at all. Expressive writing appeared to influence individuals’ attitudes about their old jobs and about finding […]

Smiling helps boost your mood and increase happiness

Whereas other studies have examined effects of emotional expression on immediate emotional experience, this study investigated the more lasting influence of practised  expressions. Participants repeatedly produced the facial expressions and postures associated with either Happiness , Sadness or Anger. Subsequently, participants responsive to their bodily, personal cues felt more of the emotions they practised, even […]

6-7-Year-old children show improvements for test after having a drink of water.

Little research has examined the effect of water consumption on cognition in children. We examined whether drinking water improves performance from baseline to test in twenty-three 6-7-year-old children. There were significant interactions between time of test and water group (water/no water), with improvements in the water group on thirst and happiness ratings, visual attention and […]