Health

Couples share heart disease risk factors and behaviors

Risk factors for heart health, such as smoking, unhealthy diets and minimal physical activity, may seem personal, but for people who are married or in a domestic partnership, the behavior patterns of one person may be strongly ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How have new social norms emerged as COVID-19 has spread?

As COVID-19 spread around the world, it became clear that different countries were responding differently to the virus. Penn's Cristina Bicchieri, who studies social norms and how they evolve, wanted to understand how a national ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is spirituality a component of wisdom?

Wisdom has gained increasing interest among researchers over the last few decades as a biologically based personality trait relevant to physical well-being and mental health. Previous studies have identified six common, measurable ...

Health

Sleepio might be just what the professor ordered

Did you know that man is the only animal that purposely delays sleep? Or that sleep disturbance increases at higher altitudes, as well as in times of increased stress? Due to the coronavirus pandemic, everyone seems to be ...

Health

The importance of stretching throughout your workday

With some gyms closed and a number of people working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for many people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, ...

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