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Kicking fat? You may have withdrawals, depression

Even before obesity occurs, eating fatty and sugary foods causes chemical changes in the brain, meaning that going on a diet might feel similar to going through drug withdrawal, according […]

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Worldwide happiness requires more personal income

For people living in both rich and poor countries, the average person’s happiness is based on a combination of individual wealth, possessions and optimism, according to an analysis of new […]

Wandering minds associated with aging cells

Scientific studies have suggested that a wandering mind indicates unhappiness, whereas a mind that is present in the moment indicates well-being. Now, a preliminary UCSF study suggests a possible link […]