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Phobias Might Be Memories Passed Down From Ancestors In Your DNA

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Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias. Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned

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Spending Money On Others Makes You Happier

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In their book Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending, authors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton draw on years of quantitative and qualitative research to explain how money can buy happiness, but only if we spend it in certain ways. The key lies in adhering to five key principles: Buy Experiences (research shows that material purchases are less satisfying than vacations or concerts);Make

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Eating Chocolate Can Improve Math Skills

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Eating chocolate could improve the brain’s ability to do math, a new study suggests. Mental arithmetic became easier after volunteers had been given large amounts of compounds found in chocolate, called flavanols, in a hot cocoa drink. They were also less likely to feel tired or mentally drained, the findings, presented at the British Psychological Society annual conference in Brighton

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The Less You Eat, The Longer You Live?

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Don’t get that headline wrong… if you don’t eat anything you’ll starve and die, but a new study shows that the less calories you consume, the more likely you are to extend your lifespan. Read all the details in this article that I found below! If you have any questions, feel free to follow and tweet me @KrisSanchez. Eating less

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Everyone’s Favorite Topic… Themselves!

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Human beings are social animals. We spend large portions of our waking hours communicating with others, and the possibilities for conversation are seemingly endless—we can make plans and crack jokes; reminisce about the past and dream about the future; share ideas and spread information. This ability to communicate—with almost anyone, about almost anything—has played a central role in our species’ ability to not just survive,

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Sad Songs Make You Happy

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New research shows that sad songs actually create positive emotions. According to a new study, it’s because, in fact, sad songs create positive emotions. Researchers at the Tokyo University of the Arts and the RIKEN Brain Institute had 44 participants listen to different musical excerpts and then choose from 62 emotional words to describe their feelings. Overall, the songs were rated

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The Lonely Whale

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Imagine roaming the world’s largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, and hearing no response. Such, apparently, is the situation faced by a solitary whale, species unknown, that has been tracked since 1992 in the North Pacific by a classified array of hydrophones used by the Navy to monitor enemy submarines. The animal

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