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You Have More Control Over Your Happiness Than You Know
You Have More Control Over
Your Happiness Than You Know
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You Have More Control Over Your Happiness Than You Know

Making time for joy linked to greater well-being, less stress, better relationships

(Newser) - At the start of a week, survey participants were asked how much they agree with the statement, "I have felt able to impact, influence, or play an active role in how happy I generally feel." A week later, they were asked the same question, and the difference was...

For This Dog-Loving Scientist, 'Enlightening' Research on Cats

Your favorite felines can make nearly 300 facial expressions, debunking their 'aloof' reputation

(Newser) - A psychology professor who also happens to love dogs had always thought of cats as being somewhat "aloof," and so when she embarked on a nearly yearlong study of felines to figure out how they communicate, she didn't expect her findings to reveal anything much different about...

This Is the Angriest Country on Earth

Lebanon needs to seek out more joy, according to Gallup's latest 'Global Emotions' report

(Newser) - If you're been seeing red lately, you're still likely not as PO'ed as folks in other parts of the world. Middle East Monitor reports on this year's angriest countries, compiled via data from Gallup's annual "Global Emotions" report . The analytics company's research, which...

Feeling 'Hangry'? Scientists Say You're Not Imagining It

New research ties hunger to negative emotional states like irritability, anger, lower pleasure

(Newser) - That growing rage you feel the later you put off lunch hour—what has become colloquially known as being "hangry"—likely isn't just in your head. Austrian and Malaysian researchers have found that a lack of sustenance actually does seem to make people cranky, and it all...

Why Heartbroken Men Are Turning to Reddit
Why Heartbroken Men
Are Turning to Reddit
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Why Heartbroken Men Are Turning to Reddit

With stigma, they may feel unable to express relationship issues in more traditional contexts

(Newser) - Research carried out in clinical and counselling settings has suggested men tend to avoid relationship problems and keep partners at a distance, reports Insider . But that may be the result of researchers looking for answers in the wrong places, according to a new study, which finds men are more likely...

Alexa Gets Emotional
Alexa Gets Emotional

Alexa Gets Emotional

Amazon lets developers use 'happy/excited' and 'disappointed/empathetic' tones

(Newser) - If you thought HAL 9000 got emotional , check out Alexa—who now has three levels of excitement and three of disappointment added to her somewhat robotic voice, GeekWire reports. On Tuesday, Amazon said developers can have Alexa reply to US users in "happy/excited" or "disappointed/empathetic" intonations. "For...

Why Ariana Cried at Concert: 'I'm Still Processing a Lot'

Fans were concerned after singer broke down during set Saturday in Missouri

(Newser) - The past couple of years have been rough ones for Ariana Grande: Ex-boyfriend Mac Miller died , she split with fiance Pete Davidson , and a suicide bomber killed nearly two dozen people at her May 2017 concert in Manchester, England. So when videos started circulating online showing Grande crying during the...

One Part of the World Is Pretty Positive

Gallup poll: Latin American nations tend to have less negativity

(Newser) - Feeling angry, worried, and stressed? So is the rest of the world, though some areas are more prone to those feelings than others. That's per Gallup's "Global Emotions" report , cited by the BBC , which surveyed 151,000 people in more than 140 countries to gauge their negative...

Different Alcohols Really Are Tied to Different Emotions
How to Set the Right
Mood With Alcohol
NEW STUDY

How to Set the Right Mood With Alcohol

Red wine for relaxation, spirits for confidence: survey

(Newser) - The desired mood of your Thanksgiving meal should determine what type of alcohol you serve: red wine for a sleepy, relaxed atmosphere or spirits for a sexy, confident air. That's the conclusion of a new survey analyzing how different types of alcohol make people feel. The reasons behind the...

Talking to Yourself Can Actually Be a Good Thing
Talking to
Yourself Can
Actually Be a
Good Thing
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Talking to Yourself Can Actually Be a Good Thing

When done in your head, in the third person

(Newser) - Talking to yourself doesn't mean you're crazy. In fact, the habit might be downright smart. That's the takeaway from a new study in Scientific Reports , which involved two separate experiments. In the first, researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan monitored the brain activity...

How Empathetic Are Americans? Meh
How Empathetic
Are Americans? Meh

How Empathetic Are Americans? Meh

US ranks 7th of 63 countries in first-time ranking

(Newser) - Americans aren't the worst by far, but we could use some help in the empathy department, a new study finds. A ranking of "the ability to understand and share the feelings of others" in 63 countries found the US in seventh place, Science Daily reports, behind Saudi Arabia....

Is the Movie Funny? Test of the Air Might Reveal All

Chemical we exhale may correspond to fear, humor, say researchers

(Newser) - Ever wondered if dogs can actually smell when you are afraid? New research published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that humans emit certain chemical signatures that might be predictive of our emotions "by broadcasting scene specific emissions on breath." To test this, they studied the air in...

Facebook's 'Reactions' Buttons Are Here

Users now have 5 new emotions to choose from other than 'like'

(Newser) - The long-coveted "dislike" button hasn't arrived, but Facebook's newest enhancement may appease those who've been clamoring for more than the ubiquitous thumbs-up icon. There are five new "reactions" buttons joining the like symbol, TechCrunch reports: love, haha, wow, sad, and angry, all accessible when you...

When It Comes to Mood Disorders, Girls May Be Like Mom

Mothers and daughters have similar brain circuitry

(Newser) - A woman with depression might have her mother's brain circuitry at least partly to blame, suggests a new study out of the University of California San Francisco . In the small but potentially groundbreaking study led by psychiatry professor Fumiko Hoeft, researchers discovered that the structure of the part of...

Your Computer Now Knows When You're Mad

The way you move your mouse is giving you away

(Newser) - We may like to think that we are indescribably complex emotional creatures, but computer scientists at Brigham Young University are finding that they can accurately predict one side of ourselves—our dark, angry side—simply by tracking the way we move a mouse while on a computer. "Using this...

Microsoft Knows Just How Happy, Disgusted You Are

The next generation of facial recognition adds emotion to the mix

(Newser) - Our faces have long betrayed our emotions to other discerning humans, and now the machines are catching up. Microsoft has just released the public beta version of a new Project Oxford tool that uses artificial intelligence to recognize "eight core emotional states" on people's faces in photographs. If...

Want to Show Some Emotion? Send an Email
Want to Show Some Emotion? Send an Email
NEW STUDY

Want to Show Some Emotion? Send an Email

New research says writing process may cause emotional arousal in sender

(Newser) - If you want to convey something affectionate or romantic and you can't do it in person, it may be better to send an email than leave a voicemail. So report researchers at Indiana University Bloomington in the journal Computers in Human Behavior after analyzing both the messages being sent...

Yes, There Is Such a Thing as a Good Cry

Crying boosts a person's mood after 90 minutes: study

(Newser) - Feeling gloomy? Shed a few tears, then wait 90 minutes, and you'll probably be in a better mood. That's the word from researchers involved in a new study out of the Netherlands that suggests crying actually boosts a person's mood, but not immediately. Scientists asked 60 participants...

Fruit Flies May Experience Fear: Study

Whether they experience it the way we do remains unclear

(Newser) - Does the tiny-brained fruit fly experience emotions like fear? New research published in the journal Current Biology suggests that the insects at the very least enter a fear-like state, demonstrating all of the so-called emotion primitives associated with fear—including persistence (the response continues after the threat has passed, such...

Ladies, Men Really Don't Feel Your Pain
 Ladies, Men Really 
 Don't Feel Your Pain 
STUDY SAYS

Ladies, Men Really Don't Feel Your Pain

Researchers find women, parents are much more empathetic

(Newser) - Think your man doesn't feel your pain? It might not be in your head after all. Scientists in Australia say men simply aren't very empathetic when their partners are blue—and they have a national survey to prove it, reports the Herald Sun . Researchers interviewed 20,000 Australians...

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