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Researchers have found that gazing into your pooch's eyes can raise both pet and owner's levels of oxytocin--otherwise known as a social bonding hormone.
Food-journaling apps are a great way to log your eating habits, but so many people stop using them in the first week. Why? Divided social support and calorie counters that favor fast food over a home-cooked meal.
Does God give believers a mental health boost? Two psychologists argue that it's just not so — atheists are just as emotionally stable as those with religion.
The Second World War was a moral and societal nadir. The conflict's incomparable horrors ensure its continued relevance in art, storytelling, and the general cultural zeitgeist.
Can a website's design help persuade readers of the page's message? Researchers think so, and they say it's all about how readers interact with the site.
Have you ever emerged from the supermarket and wondered why you bought so many things not on your list? Congratulations, you've likely been manipulated!
Students may need to sleep on a lesson before they are able to fully comprehend and apply the new information they've learned.
How much does a free app cost users in memory, data usage, and battery life? Turns out the ads within those free apps can consume 16 percent more energy and 22 percent more memory, and that's just the tip of the...
By equipping chefs with sensor-fitted gloves, robots can easily learn the specific ways they prepare meals, opening the door to professionally prepared home meals.