Staying in touch during out-of-office hours damages workers’ wellbeing

Employees using various technological devices to stay "switched on" for work outside of office hours may face detrimental effects to their wellbeing and private life.   <<Read Article>>
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Smile to remember a smile

Smiles are contagious, even when we're trying to remember them. A study carried out by a research team of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste shows that in order to recall an emotion (positive or negative) we "re-enact" the motor sequence of the facial expression corresponding to that emotion.   <<Read Article>>
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Mind Over Matter: Can You Think Your Way to Strength?

Regular mental imagery exercises help preserve arm strength during 4 weeks of immobilization, researchers have found. Strength is controlled by a number of factors -- the most studied by far is skeletal muscle. However, the nervous system is also an important, though not fully understood, determinant of strength and weakness. In this study, researchers set out to test how the brain's cortex plays into strength development. <<Read Article>>
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Conversations more effective than observing physical behavior – new airport security screening method

Airport security agents using a new conversation-based screening method caught mock airline passengers with deceptive cover stories more than 20 times as often as agents who used the traditional method of examining body language for suspicious signs.   <<Read Article>>
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