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Older Mothers Are More Likely To Have Better Adjusted Children

The trend of the average maternal age increasing steadily for the past many years comes with some benefits. Older mothers are less likely to punish and scold their children while raising them, and the children have fewer behavioral, social and emotional difficulties, according to new research from Denmark. Having said that, the findings should be […]

Telling Lies Desensitises Your Brain To Self-serving Dishonesty

Telling small lies desensitises your brain to the associated negative emotions and may encourage you to tell bigger lies in the future, suggests new research at University College London. The research provides the first empirical evidence that self-serving lies gradually escalate and shows how this happens in our brains. The team scanned volunteers’ brains while […]

Overcoming Self-centeredness Increases Self-control

The mechanism we for overcoming egocentricity also leads to increased self-control, new research shows. The finding opens up new possibilities for therapeutic interventions. Should I buy a new car now or save the money for retirement? Such situations require self-control in order to resist the immediately tempting offer for the sake of more important outcomes […]

How to Make Practical Decisions Quickly

Learning to make fast decisions can be a difficult task, but with practice it certainly can be done. Although making decisions too quickly can rebound against you, it doesn’t mean that you can’t learn from your mistakes and still make future decisions fast and effectively. Investigate Past Decisions You can easily discover why you made […]