FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Checking Facebook and emails during class leads to lower grades for college students of varying intelligence levels, a new study finds.
While this might seem like a no-brainer, previous studies had suggested that smarter people are better at multitasking and filtering out distractions, the Michigan State University researchers [...]
Before you post your latest mood on Facebook, consider whether it’s a mood you want your friends to catch. After analyzing 1 billion anonymous status updates among more than 100 million Facebook users between 2009 and 2012, researchers report that feelings can be highly contagious in the virtual world.
TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although social networking sites let users keep in touch with a wide group of acquaintances, new research shows that people still put most of their efforts into communicating with a small group of friends or family members.
To maintain a manageable group of close contacts, people often institute an [...]
Peer pressure might play a part in what you eat and how much you eat, a new review suggests. British researchers said their findings could help shape public health policies, including campaigns to promote healthy eating.
If you spend much time on Facebook untagging yourself in unflattering photos and embarrassing posts, you’re not alone. A new study, however, finds that some people take those awkward online moments harder than others.
Ever feel a little addicted to your cellphone? A new study suggests that college students who can’t keep their hands off their mobile devices — “high-frequency cellphone users” — report higher levels of anxiety, less satisfaction with life and lower grades than peers who use their cellphones less frequently.
Singing in a choir might be good for your mental health, a new study suggests. British researchers conducted an online survey of nearly 400 people who either sang in a choir, sang alone or belonged to a sports team. All three activities were associated with greater levels of mental well-being, but the levels were higher among those who sang in a choir than those who sang alone.