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Mindful people less affected by immediate rewards

Mindful peopleWashington, Nov 2 - A new study has showed that people aware of their own thoughts and emotions are less affected by others' positive feedback.

University of Toronto Scarborough PhD candidate Rimma Teper said that the study findings suggest that mindful individuals may be less affected by immediate rewards and fits well with the idea that mindful individuals are typically less impulsive.

Brushing your teeth can lower heart disease risk

Brushing-your-teethWashington, Nov 2 : A new study has revealed that taking care of your gums by brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits could keep heart disease at bay.

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have shown for the first time that as gum health improves, progression of atherosclerosis slows to a clinically significant degree.

'People likelier to be dishonest in afternoon than morning'

dishonestWashington, Oct. 31 : People's ability to exhibit self-control to avoid engaging in dishonest behaviour is significantly cut over the course of a day, which makes them more likely to cheat or lie in the afternoon than in the morning, a new study has suggested.

How babies learn through imitation

babies learnWashington, Oct 31 - A new study has revealed that infant brains are sensitive to other people's movements, like when they observe others moving their feet, activity in the foot areas of their cortex increases.

People seem more attractive when in groups

PeopleWashington, Oct 30  : A new study suggests that people tend to be rated as more attractive when they're part of a group than when they're alone.

This phenomenon - first dubbed the "cheerleader effect" by ladykiller Barney Stinson on the popular TV show 'How I Met Your Mother' - suggests that having a few friends around might be one way to boost perceived attractiveness.

It's official! Men do check out women's breasts every time they look at them

Eye tracking technologyWashington, Oct 30 : Eye tracking technology has officially reconfirmed that people look at the sexual body parts more and faces less when evaluating women's appearance.

The study was led by Sarah Gervais of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the US, and found that especially women with typical hour glass figures or larger breasts, narrower waists, and bigger hips frequently prompted such gazes.

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