Psychology & Psychiatry

A bad mood may help your brain with everyday tasks

New research found that being in a bad mood can help some people's executive functioning, such as their ability to focus attention, manage time and prioritize tasks. The same study found that a good mood has a negative effect ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The upside of feeling down

A chill wind chases you into the door of your local newsagent. Rain is drumming down outside. As you pay for your newspaper, you briefly notice a number of strange items on the checkout counter - a matchbox car, plastic toy ...

Health

Putting the brakes on 'emotional eating'

(HealthDay)—Many of us make choices about whether to eat healthy or not-so-healthy foods based on whether we're in a good or not-so-good mood.

Psychology & Psychiatry

People see through bosses who fake it

Previous research has shown that suppressing your emotions can result in increased stress, burnout and poor relationships. However, there has been very little research into how managers regulate their emotions – until now.

Pediatrics

Be your child's valentine

(HealthDay)—Valentine's Day is two days away, and it's a great day to show your kids a little extra loving, child health experts say.

Health

Sleep: the great motivator

(HealthDay)—If you really want to follow through on your New Year's resolutions, make sure you get enough sleep.

Health

How your mindset about the future may impact your eating habits

Emotional eating is something we're all familiar with. Maybe you had had a rough week at work and all you want on Friday night is to plop down and watch a movie with a giant bowl of buttery popcorn. Maybe you're a student ...

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