News tagged with boredom
Boredom is an emotional state experienced when an individual is without any activity or is not interested in their surroundings. The first recorded use of the word boredom is in the novel Bleak House by Charles Dickens, written in 1852, in which it appears six times, although the expression to be a bore had been used in the sense of "to be tiresome or dull" since 1768. The French term for boredom, ennui, is sometimes used in English as well.
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How much chocolate would you need to eat to be satisfied? Less than half as much as you think, according to this recently published Cornell University snacking study. Using chocolate chips, apple pie, and potato chips, researchers ...
Health Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Most of us think of being bored at work as a negative experience, but a new study suggests it can have positive results including an increase in creativity because it gives us time to daydream.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 10, 2013 | 1.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—You're waiting in the reception area of your doctor's office. The magazines are uninteresting. The pictures on the wall are dull. The second hand on the wall clock moves so excruciatingly slowly that you're ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 26, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1 |
A study has uncovered a growing drink problem among older people and researchers are now urging the Government to review its UK health strategy to support society's "invisible addicts".
Addiction Sep 08, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
The constant health education that dialysis patients receive can lead to boredom and noncompliance.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A 15-minute walk can cut snacking on chocolate at work by half, according to research by the University of Exeter. The study showed that, even in stressful situations, workers eat only half as much chocolate as they normally ...
Health Dec 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Boredom: Children are quick to distastefully proclaim it and adults are quick to deny it. But University of Calgary Greek and Roman Studies professor Peter Toohey says there is nothing wrong with boredom after all. In fact, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 25, 2011 | 3 / 5 (4) | 2