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Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

Consciousness

Does Being a Parent Really Make You Happier?

Source: Halfpoint/Shutterstock<p>Research published in January 2013 issue of <i>Psychological Science</i> appeared to demonstrate for the first time in a long …

12 Power Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating

How many of them are already in your diet?<p>Another berry, fish, or nut is proclaimed a "superfood" about every other minute. (Insert eye roll here.) But truth be told, certain eats <i>do</i> deserve props in the fitness arena, says exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy Sims, Ph.D.—especially …

What to Do When "Getting Pregnant" Just Isn't Happening

When you are ready to have a baby, the "getting pregnant" part it isn't always easy. Infertility is a common struggle for many couples, and as …

Pregnancy

9 Remarkable Ultrasound Images

It has become commonplace for pregnant women to undergo ultrasonography, or medical sonography, to check the physical health and progress of their …

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