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Intelligence is connected with sperm quality

By | 2017-04-10T15:04:10+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , |

Researchers found correlations between intelligence and sperm concentration, sperm count, and sperm motility. The sample consisted of 405 U.S. Army Veterans. Scientists took notice of age, body mass index, days of sexual abstinence, service in Vietnam, or use of alcohol or drugs.

Rosalind Arden, Linda Gottfredson, Intelligence and Semen Quality are Positively Correlated, Intelligence 37(3):277-282 · May 2009, DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2008.11.001

 

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Intelligent men are always attractive

By | 2017-04-08T05:21:44+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , |

A group of 204 women were evaluated based on the long- and short-term appeal of videos of 15 men. They had a known level of intelligence and physical features.

Findings say that women look for geniuses for both one-night stands and for long-term relationships.

However, other studies suggest that women don’t care about the brain for short-term relationships.

Prokosch, Mark D. et al.; Intelligence and mate choice: intelligent men are always appealing; Evolution and Human Behavior , Volume 30 , Issue 1 , 11 – 20

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A high-sugar diet shortens the lives of flies…

By | 2017-04-07T13:39:31+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , , |

even after their diet improves. This is because the sugar diet leads to long-term reprogramming of gene expression.

The gene is also important for humans, so the findings may have broad implications for us.

The research team fed a healthy diet containing 5% sugar to one group and the other group was given 40% sugar. After three weeks both groups of flies ate healthy food. Flies live about 90 days, and they ate sugar for 23% of their life. This corresponds to approximately 17 years of our human life.

Even after healthy diet, the flies with a high-sugar diet started to die earlier average had 7% it means 5 human years.

Maybe now the question rise: is it better live longer or more pleasure?

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Drugs work a little bit better than a placebo

By | 2017-04-10T14:29:30+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , |

In 2008, a psychologist analyzed all the test data on drugs used for curing depression. He concluded that the extra benefit of the drug versus the placebo was not meaningful. He said this was for those with mild to moderate depression.

Kirsch, Irving. “Antidepressants and the Placebo Effect.Zeitschrift Fur Psychologie 222.3 (2014): 128–134. PMC. Web. 6 Apr. 2017.

Kirsch I1, Deacon BJ, “Initial severity and antidepressant benefits: a meta-analysis of data submitted to the Food and Drug Administration.”; PLoS Med. 2008 Feb;5(2):e45. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050045.

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Researchers found that admission of an imperfection is an effective strategy to reducing a negative reaction.

By | 2017-04-05T09:51:26+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: , |

It also helps to cope with the negative assessment of our person or presented contents.

Students were divided into three groups during the experiment. The first group was asked to read some text preceded by information that the material may be incomprehensible. The second group received this same information after reading it, while the third group of respondents read the text without any extra information.

The students in the first group said that the text was quite understandable. At the same time, the two other groups revealed that the fragment was not suitable for reading.

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The properties of touchable objects influence our behavior.

By | 2017-04-03T09:43:59+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: , , , |

During the interview, the employers held either a hard piece of wood or a soft blanket. It turned out that the employers from the first group estimated him as more relentless and firm compared to the soft blanket group during the interview.

There were no differences in women.

Ackerman JM, Nocera CC, & Bargh JA (2010). Incidental haptic sensations influence social judgments and decisions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328 (5986), 1712-5 PMID: 20576894

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An experiment proved that whether we are happy or not with our appearance affected our intellectual functioning.

By | 2017-04-02T03:29:54+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: , , |

 

A study of approx. 390 participants showed that those who feel better about their body (wearing sweaters) performed better on math tests.

The second group tested swimsuits.

Hebl, M., King, E., & Lin, J. (2004). The swimsuit becomes us all: Ethnicity, gender, and vulnerability to self-objectification. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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Would you pay more for an hour of happiness or an hour of avoiding sadness?

By | 2017-04-01T08:58:33+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: , , |

 

The participants were willing to pay more for a pleasant experience than simply avoiding an unpleasant time. The subjects most valued an hour of love (about 120USD) than happiness and sadness.

To avoid an hour of disgust, which ranked in last place, the respondents said they would pay an average of 55USD.

The effect of the valuation of emotions depends on a person’s culture. The British would pay the most for happiness, joy and peace, while the Japanese are willing to pay more for avoiding grief, shame, and frustration.

Scientists believe that avoiding a negative experience is more important for a person’s well-being than having a positive experience.

They share the attitudes of the Japanese people, who focus primarily on social expectations, and not on their own personal welfare.

Lau, H., White, M., and Schnall, S. (2012). Quantifying the Value of Emotions Using a Willingness to Pay Approach. Journal of Happiness Studies , Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 1543–1561

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