Monday 19 June 2017

Being Curious is Much Better than Being Interesting

An engaging article that discusses studies that have shown curiosity is an important social glue that brings and holds people together. 

Studies have found that people who are curious are often viewed in social encounters as more interesting and engaging, and they are more apt to reach out to a wider variety of people. In addition, being curious seems to protect people from negative social experiences, like rejection, which could lead to better connection with others over time.

As well as dealing better with rejection, curious people are also better at determining the personality traits of those they connect with.  They tend to be less aggressive, and more social.  Check out the details at the link below.

Monday 12 June 2017

If We Have Gratitude, We Also Trust More

Many people in western cultures have become less trusting in the past few decades.  It's been shown that high levels of trust result in healthier relationships, lower crime, and even stronger economies.  

In the study, published recently in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, researchers found that people who had consciously counted their blessings for just a week were more likely to trust others.

Read more about the study and the outcomes at the link below.

Monday 5 June 2017

Why Kissing is Good for Your Health

Ah, this article is kinda light on science, but what the heck!  It's about kissing, and who doesn't like kissing!?

It's about 8 ways kissing helps your health.  It lowers blood pressure, eases anxiety, prevents tooth decay and menstrual cramps, and it could help you lose weight!