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How to practice gratitude and love life (and yourself) more #LoveWeek

If you've been reading any self development, productivity or psychology blogs recently, you'll have seen a lot of talk about the benefits of practising gratitude. So what's gratitude all about? Well, let's start by taking a look at what gratitude actually means before we learn how to be more grateful. According to Psychology Today: 'Gratitude is…
Your online dating profile needs to be real to be attractive to other users.

Researchers found the key to a successful online dating profile

Researchers have found the key to creating a successful online dating profile. And if you feel like you haven’t got much to boast about, you’re in luck. It turns out humility is more attractive than impressive life experiences or advanced qualifications. Professors from the University of Iowa’s Department of Communication Studies created eight fake profiles…

11 ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day just like Leslie Knope #LoveWeek

No, we haven't made a spelling mistake in the headline. Galentine's Day is officially a thing, thanks to the amazing-but-fictional Leslie Knope. Parks and Recreation fans will be aware of the amazingness that is Galentine's Day, but for those of you who aren't, it falls on 13th February and is a day for 'ladies…
Scientists have just discovered that chimps can learn another 'language'.

Chimps can be bilingual, too (who knew?)

We already knew that chimps can learn to use tools by copying each other. Now, for the first time, researchers have discovered that chimps have the ability to learn a new (chimp) language. Katie Slocombe and her colleagues at the University of York studied chimps that had been relocated from the Netherlands to Edinburgh zoo.…
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Fitbit releases Charge HR and Surge wearables in UK, Europe today

Fitbit announced the launch of its three new fitness trackers last year: the Charge, the Charge HR and the Spartan of wearables, the Surge. The Fitbit Charge has been available here in the UK for a few months (check out our review of the Fitbit Charge), but according to the Fitbit team this morning, the Charge…
Medical marijuana might be used in future to reduce depression triggered by stress.

Medical marijuana could be used to treat depression

American researchers have suggested that marijuana could help to treat depression. Scientists from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions say that in many cases, depression is triggered by long-term stress. Marijuana has been proven to reduce stress and is sometimes prescribed for anxiety in U.S states where medical marijuana is legal. (It’s also…
Scientists have created microstructures to help patients recover from heart attacks.

New microstructures could help treat heart disease

Scientists are doing so many impressive things with nanomedicine. It makes sense that they’d find a way to treat the most common cause of death with something tiny, too. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin have created microstructures to help treat heart disease. Specifically, they wanted to find a way to help mend the…