Posts Tagged ‘counter intuitive’

Counter-Intuitive: The Science of Habits, Good and Bad

Good news for stress cases: according to a new study by researchers from the University of Southern California, stress and anxiety doesn’t just force you to resort to bad habits, but can in fact lead people to fall back on good habits as well. In a study published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, USC ...

Video Games May Improve Reading Skills of Dyslexics

In a time when video games tend to get blamed for just about everything terrible under the sun, with everything from decreased attention spans to mass shootings being attributed to them, a new study has found that playing action video games can actually help children with dyslexia improve their reading comprehension. The study, called “Action ...

Florida Southern College Builds “Dorms” for Cats

While college students these days may spend a little too much of their free time looking at cats in their free time, felines don’t tend to rank high among lists of dorm room essentials. That isn’t stopping officials at Florida Southern College from constructing Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired “dormitories” for cats on the college’s campus. However, while ...

Two-Year Degree vs. Four-Year Degree: Which is Best?

With rising tuition costs, inflating interest, and a less-than-stellar job market, college degrees have become somewhat of a gamble in recent years, so much so that college attendance has begun to decrease, rather than increase, for the first time in over a decade. But, if you’re looking for a stable, middle-class income, a new study ...

Hot Chocolate is Better in an Orange Mug

A team of scientists at Polytechnic University of Valencia and Oxford University have made a rather surprising discovery this week that may have you rethinking your current choice in dinnerware: the flavor of hot chocolate will not only vary depending on the color of your mug, but will also taste best when drank out of an orange ...

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

The question of whether reality is in fact “real” has plagued philosophers since the days of Plato, but in these technology-driven times, in which concepts like virtual reality seem more and more plausible each year, the eternal question of “is any of this real?” has been altered to include the addendum “are we  all just ...

Study Shows College Students Prefer Relationships to Hookups

These days, promiscuity in college has become so normalized that it’s almost an expected part of the higher education experience, so much so that many have begun to fear that Generation Y may be spurring romantic attachment in favor of casual encounters. But according to a new study, it turns out that the classic stereotype ...

Finding Happiness May Make You Richer

While money may or may not be able to buy you happiness, it turns out that the opposite may be true. According to a study published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. being a generally happy person will greatly increase young people’s chances of having a higher income by the time ...

Should College Classes Ditch the Calculator?

According to Samuel King, postdoctoral student in the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center, using calculators in college math classes may be doing more harm than good. In a limited study conducted with undergraduate engineering students and published in the British Journal of Educational Technology, King has determined that our use of calculators may be ...

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