by Chris Bourn For centuries, we’ve been told slouching is unhealthy, as well as unmanly — but does the accusation stand up? Sometime in 2016, just as opioid use in the U.S. was reaching epidemic proportions and adult obesity rates were hitting 40 percent, the population was being woken up to yet another surging health crisis. “Tech neck” was being diagnosed among more and more people whose default head position had developed into an unsightly forward scoop, acquired through repeatedly craning into their laptops or smartphones — quite possibly to read editorials about how to prevent tech neck through hours and hours of advanced … Continue reading IS THERE REALLY ANY SUCH THING AS ‘GOOD’ POSTURE?
ERHUI1979 VIA GETTY IMAGES You can believe in soulmates without believing that there is only one “perfect” person out there for each of us. They’re not all as pessimistic about love as you might assume. By Kelsey Borresen You might think divorce lawyers would be rather cynical when it comes to love in general — and certainly when it comes to something as romantic as the idea of soulmates. But just because attorneys may be pragmatic in their approach to marriagedoesn’t mean they’ve lost all faith in true love. “I’ve handled hundreds of divorces in my lifetime and I’m divorced myself. If anyone is a candidate to … Continue reading What Divorce Lawyers Really Think About The Concept Of Soulmates
By Emma Young Imagination is sometimes claimed to be a uniquely human ability, and it has long intrigued psychologists. “Nevertheless, our understanding of the benefits and risks that individual differences in imagination hold for psychological outcomes is currently limited,” note two researchers who have created a new psychometric test – the Imaginative Behaviour Engagement Scale (IBES) – for measuring how much imagination a person has, and then used it to investigate whether, as some earlier work hinted, having a stronger imagination might aid learning and creativity. According to Sophie von Stumm at the University of York and Hannah Scott at UCL, writing in … Continue reading New Study Finds Strength Of Imagination Not Associated With Creative Ability Or Achievement