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Feeling Fatigued While Driving? Don’t Reach for Your iPod

Research has shown that drinking caffeinated beverages and listening to music are two popular fatigue-fighting measures that drivers take, but very few studies have tested the usefulness of those measures. New research evaluates which method, if either, can successfully combat driver fatigue.

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How Career Dreams are Born

A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that she is qualified to achieve the career of her dreams.

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Who Are the Men and Boys Suffering From Anorexia?

A new study by researchers from the University of Montreal reveals the current state of knowledge about anorexia in men and boys. "Our results show that certain particularities can be identified in males, especially related to personality, gender identity, and sexual orientation", says Laurence Corbeil-Serre.

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New Study Out of Villanova University Finds Release of Violent Video Games May Actually Reduce Real-World Violence

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Slow to Mature, Quick to Distract: ADHD Brain Study Finds Slower Development of Key Connections

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A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without.

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Concept of Time May Predict Impulsive Behavior, Research Finds

New study finds that individuals with impulsive behaviors have poor timing abilities. Researchers hope this finding will lead to behavioral interventions for clinical disorders like substance abuse and obesity that are linked to impulsive behavior.

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Sometimes, Adolescents Just Can't Resist

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A University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. Even when a behavior is no longer in a teenager’s best interest to continue, they will because the effect of the reward is still there and lasts much longer in adolescents than in adults.

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Diverse Neighborhoods May Help Infants’ Social Learning

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Experiencing diverse communities by hearing different languages at the park, on a bus or in the grocery store may make babies more open-minded in their social learning, a new study finds.

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Algorithms Reveal Forecasting Power of Tweets

Binghamton University and researchers at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a division of Xerox Research used 500 million tweets to develop algorithms that not only paint a picture of everyday human dynamics, but can predict an individual's behavior hours in advance.

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Your Parents Were Right: New Research Shows Importance of Saying Thank You

Saying thank you has been among the commonest of cultural civilities for centuries. Now new research offers the first evidence that expressions of gratitude go beyond mere etiquette and provide real social benefit.

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