The Telegraph: It works by reminding people of their childhood actually fight feelings of isolation by making people feel like they belong. Psychologists at the University of Buffalo in the US wanted to find out if food could have a similar effect on people as watching their favourite television show More
Food Product Design: A new study in the journal Psychological Science suggests comfort foods can help fight loneliness. In the study, volunteers were asked to spend several minutes writing about a fight with a friend or loved one. Then, some in the study were either asked to write about their More
The Daily Mail: Comfort food may be bad for the waistline but it is good for the soul, say researchers. A study found that even thinking about mashed potato, chicken soup or chocolate pudding can combat loneliness. Read the whole story: The Daily Mail More
MSNBC: If deep breaths, weekly yoga classes, and venting to your friends aren’t helping you relax, you have plenty of company—and it’s not your fault. New studies show that these supposedly tried-and-true anxiety busters are often just… well, a bust. Read on for the surprising truth about what really helps—and More
Growing up with lots of sisters makes a man less sexy. For rats, anyway. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that the sex ratio of a male rat’s family when he’s growing up influences both his own sexual behavior and More
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