It’s time to rethink how much booze may be too much

Drinking more than seven glasses of wine or beer was associated with a shorter life in a recent study. Getty Images/Peter Dazeley Researchers are changing how they study the risks of alcohol — and it’s making drinking look worse. By Julia Belluz@juliaoftorontojulia.belluz@voxmedia.com   A couple of drinks a day aren’t bad for you and may even be good for you. Right? That’s been the message — from researchers, governments, and beverage companies — for decades. And as a result, many of us don’t think twice about tossing back a couple of glasses or wine or a few beers after work. But maybe we … Continue reading It’s time to rethink how much booze may be too much

Children have energy levels greater than endurance athletes, scientists find

Parents beware. Youngsters have more energy and greater recovery power than even endurance athletes  CREDIT: ANDREW FOX / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO  Sarah Knapton, science editor Parents run ragged by their children may have suspected it all along. Youngsters have greater energy levels than professional endurance athletes, scientists have discovered, meaning it is virtually impossible for the average adult to keep up. And for mothers and fathers hoping that tiring out their little ones will ensure a good night’s sleep, be warned. Children also have a impressive recovery time, and will be back to their hyperactive best quicker than parents can say ‘lie in.’ “We … Continue reading Children have energy levels greater than endurance athletes, scientists find

Why It Seems Like Everyone Is Always Angry With You

By HEATHER MURPHY Why do you look so angry? This article hasn’t even begun and already you disapprove. Why can’t I ever win with you? I see it in your face. If this sounds unfamiliar, good for you. You don’t need this. For the rest of us, it may be helpful to know that some people seem to have outsize difficulty with reading neutral faces as neutral, even if they are exceptionally accurate at interpreting other facial expressions. Over the past decade psychologists have been piecing together why this occurs. A study published in March in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships suggests … Continue reading Why It Seems Like Everyone Is Always Angry With You