Neuroscience

We're hard-wired for longing, new study suggests

When it comes to forming a lasting bond, our longing for a partner may be as important as—if not more important than—how we react when we're with them, suggests a surprising new brain imaging study published in the Proceedings ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to keep love alive in the midst of a pandemic

Couples who are cooped up by COVID-19 are getting the rare opportunity to spend more time together, but also discovering the downside of having too much of a good thing, said an expert in romantic relationships at a Harvard ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Reading your partner's emotions—when it helps, and when it hurts

Are you good at reading your partner's emotions? Your perceptiveness may very well strengthen your relationship. Yet when anger or contempt enter the fray, little is to be gained and the quality of your relationship tanks, ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Daily Internet use is linked to social isolation

New research has found that older adults who go online every day are more likely to be socially isolated than those who use the internet less frequently.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Strong relationships promote physical activity in older adults

Relationships are key to influencing positive health behaviors and should not be forgotten during social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Strong relationships can help adults stay active in older age, according to ...

Health

New insights into links between national income and obesity

Analysis of data from 147 countries has uncovered new insights into the positive relationship between national income and obesity rates. Debabrata Talukdar of the State University of New York at Buffalo and colleagues present ...

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