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The right kind of motivation comes from you

What motivates us? Fear and punishment? Or money, fame, and power? One train of thought, called self-determination theory, starts from the idea that all humans …

Sleep instead of eating your feelings after work

To deal with workplace stress—and the unhealthy eating that can result from it—get better rest, new research suggests. “When workers slept better the …

Sleeping late on weekends may harm your health

“Social jet lag,” the time difference experienced between sleep patterns on days off compared to work days, may have a negative impact on health, a new …

Are you ‘old’ yet? The cut-off has shifted

Aging should be based on the number of years people are likely to live in a given country in the 21st century, say researchers. By that logic, 70 may be the …

Feeling lonely can make us self-centered, and vice-versa

Feeling lonely can make us self-centered, research shows, and the reverse is also true, though to a less extent. “If you get more self-centered, you run the …

Many diabetics might not need to prick their fingers

Finger-prick blood glucose testing does not offer a significant advantage in blood sugar control or quality of life for patients with type 2 diabetes who do …

You don’t need hot water to wash your hands

Water temperature doesn’t make any difference when it comes to removing harmful bacteria from your hands, a new study suggests. “People need to feel …

Eating late may wreak havoc on your body

Eating late at night could be worse for your health than you might think. Compared to eating earlier in the day, prolonged delayed eating can increase weight, …

Depression strikes teen girls earlier and more often

Depression among teenagers is even more common than previous estimates—especially for girls—a new study suggests. The findings show that the proportion of …

Exercise can even burn off fat in bone marrow

Exercise can burn the fat found within bone marrow, according to new research. The work, conducted with mice, offers evidence that this process improves bone …