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Trouble with your boss? Own it.

Don’t get along with your boss? Your job performance may actually improve if the two of you can come to grips with the poor relationship. A new study led by […]


How our brains and bodies change as we fall asleep

Combining behavioral and physiologic measures depicts gradual process, may help diagnose sleep disorders Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have developed a system to accurately track the dynamic process of falling […]

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Bad marriage, broken heart?

Older couples in a bad marriage – particularly female spouses – have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study […]

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Well-prepared mothers = less involved fathers

Fathers’ Engagement with Baby Depends on Mother Fathers’ involvement with their newborns depends on mothers’ preparation for parenthood, even for fathers who show the most parenting skills, a new study […]

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Why Antidepressant May Be Effective in Postpartum Depression

Drug reverses stress-induced brain changes governing motivation and reward An antidepressant commonly prescribed for women with postpartum depression may restore connections between cells in brain regions that are negatively affected […]

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A revolution in higher education

Sanjay Sarma is leading an educational revolution now underway in higher education. “Michelangelo didn’t attend a semester of lectures,” says Sanjay Sarma, “he learned in the studio with a master […]