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Multitasking emotionally gratifying yet counterproductive

Posted by Staff writer on May 1st, 2012
Media multitasking — like texting while watching YouTube — is bad for productivity but makes people feel good nonetheless, according to a study by researchers at Ohio State University. While it’s no surprise that switching focus rapidly makes it difficult to concentrate, why people continue to multitask in spite of impaired performance is less ob…Read more

A mouthguard may ease stress during athletic competition

Posted by Staff writer on Apr 26th, 2012
Sress gets to every athlete on occasion, whether you’re a pro or weekend golfer. But a new study suggests that wearing a mouthguard may mitigate some of the effects of stress. Few golfers need mouthguards for safety purposes. (The last we heard, the Lakers' Metta World Peace hadn't taken up the sport.) However, the study, from South Carolina researchers, …Read more

Botox has modest effect on migraines

Posted by Staff Writer on Apr 25th, 2012
Botox, which has become a worldwide sensation for its ability to smooth furrowed brows, has also been touted as a remedy for migraine headaches. But a new study shows that the product’s effects on migraine symptoms are under-whelming. Botox consists of the botulinum toxin A. While popular as a cosmetic treatment, the Food and Drug Administration has forma…Read more

Workaholic? A new scale can confirm it

Posted by Staff writer / LifeApps Media on Apr 25th, 2012
If you’re spending too little time on the links and too much in the office, a new scientifically tested measure might confirm whether you are indeed addicted to work. Researchers in the United Kingdom and Norway devised the work addiction measure because more people seem to be driven to work obsessively, said one of the authors of the study, Cecilie Schou…Read more

Rituals and religion can help athletes control anxiety

Posted by Staff Writer on Apr 23rd, 2012
Rituals, such as wearing a "lucky" shirt or washing your golf ball exactly three times during a round, have a purpose in sports, experts say. They help athletes control anxiety. That's the conclusion of a study presented at the British Psychology Society annual conference, held last week in London. Researchers explored rituals, religious practices and super…Read more

What your dog says about your personality

Posted by Staff writer / LifeApps Media on Apr 23rd, 2012
The dog you select for a pet may say something about the type of person you are, according to new research. While psychologists probably won't do away with traditional personality measures and tests, a new study indicates that people may choose a breed of dog that meshes with their personalities. British researchers used a traditional questionnaire that as…Read more

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