Did you know the happiest day of the year is… Thanksgiving!, followed closely by Christmas. “Facebook has developed a happiness index based upon the number of times people on the site use words to convey joy (like “happy”, “yay” and “awesome”) and unhappiness (“sad”, “doubt” and “tragic”)”, according to this article in The New York […]
Does helping others also help ourselves (through a longer life)? A recent study reported in Science Daily.com says the answer is “yes”. “A five-year study by researchers at three universities has established that providing tangible assistance to others protects our health and lengthens our lives. The study’s 846 subjects, all from the Detroit, Mich., area, […]
As reported in Scientific American, “Pictures of grinning kids may reveal more than childhood happiness: a study from DePauw University shows that how intensely people smile in childhood photographs, as indicated by crow’s feet around the eyes, predicts their adult marriage success.” “According to the research, people whose smiles were weakest in snapshots from childhood […]
The best way to learn how to evaluate research is by actively doing it! First read the basics of HOW TO EVALUATE RESEARCH, then read a post and see if you can spot "What's Wrong with this Study?". Each posting explains the problems and how to fix it.
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