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Awkwardness Explained

Researchers have found that awkward individuals have an unusually intense focus, which gravitates toward interests governed by rules, such as those of logic or math. Awkward people show an exuberance for taking things apart, obsessively studying the components, then systematically

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Crosswords, Puzzles, Word Games, Good For Mental Health

Research shows that doing crosswords and word games may be beneficial to one’s mental health. Analyzing data from more than 17,000 healthy people aged 50 and older collected in an online trial, researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School

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Lunchtime Trivia Thursday, June 15

Q: Research says 25% of the time you can tell this about a person just by looking at them. What?

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Lunchtime Trivia Thursday, April 20

Q: This study found that people were more likely to wash their hands in a public washroom if this was present. What is it?

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The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Have you ever wondered just exactly how you could have the perfect cup of coffee in the morning? There is a team of Irish researchers who had that exact thought and set about trying to determine the answer. First the

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What You Can Do For Your Child’s Eyes

There was a study done by the University of Waterloo on nearsightedness in children which found that only 6% of children between the ages of 6 and 8 were nearsighted but that figure rose to 28% for 11 to 13

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Dogs Understand More Than We Thought

Dog owners have often claimed that their pets could understand what they were saying; science has just proven that to be true. Sort of.   A group of researchers in Hungary performed a series of scans on dogs as they

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Ice Bucket Challenge Pays Off

Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge back in 2014? Well if you participated and helped raise funds, good for you. You will be happy to know that money it raised has led to an important breakthrough in ALS research. Scientists

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Why Don’t We Buy Things With Our Phones?

We as a culture have hit the point where we do most of our online browsing using our phones. We spend so much time on our phones that there are campaigns out there just to remind us to put them

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Lunchtime Trivia Friday April 15

Q: According to a new study, you will take in 9% fewer calories if you do this while eating… A: Wear a blindfold. A University of Konstanz, Germany study found people who wore blindfolds during meals consumed fewer calories than

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