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Are you an impulsive shopper? Do you ever regret what you bought at the heat of the moment? According to statistics, probably not! A new research found that customers who shop while angry are more likely to be happy later. So, that new dress isn’t really a waste.   Alexander DePaoli is an associate teaching professor of marketing at the Northeastern University. He, along with his and researchers from...

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sleep

Sleep is very important; it’s one of the most peaceful things to experience in the world but not everyone is blessed with good sleep. Millions of people suffer from sleep-related disorders. The positions we take in our sleep can have implications for our health. Researchers at Northeastern University are combining different sensing technology with machine learning techniques to monitor a sleeper’s position even under the...

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Sharks have always been deemed the most dangerous predator of the waters, but Austin Gallagher insists that it is probably not the shark that will cause any harm to you. Austin, a graduate who has been studying sharks, insists that a person is more prone to get hurt while driving to the beach than get involved in a shark attack accident.   However, it is evident that...

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Every year, more than 8 million tons (about 12m metric tons) of plastic is dumped into the oceans

Plastic is one of the most toxic elements adding majorly to the pollution around the world. Every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans, damaging and disturbing the balance of the aquamarine ecosystem. Studies predict that the amount of plastic that is dumped into the oceans will outnumber the number of fish by 2050.   On a positive note, a new...

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expressions

It is a known fact that there are six primary emotions everybody is capable of feeling. Those are happiness, fear, sadness, anger, surprise, and disgust. Subsequently, we express each of these emotions using more or less the same set of facial movements. It makes recognising these emotions very easy. The person’s background and credentials then hardly matter.   Lisa Feldman Barrett, however, begs to differ. She is...

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Blocked roads, irritated people and deafening honking: traffic jams are everyone’s hell. Being ranked the most congested cities to drive in US, the situation is worse in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. The traffic in Bay Area has been reported to have increased by 80 percentage since 2010. In a one-of-its-kind competition, called “Hack the Bay Area Traffic Congestion”, the participants were asked to...

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If you ask your grand parents how they took important decisions of their lives, they will say they slept over it. One of the famous idioms of English language has scientific logic behind it. Increased brain size and nightly sleep are two most powerful tools granted to mankind by evolution. It is necessary for our brain to calm itself down and relax periodically. So is...

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In a world of science and research today, surprising and obscure facts pop up daily on our notifications. One such amazing fact you were probably oblivious about is that you lip-read while trying to converse with someone. A research conducted by David Lewkowicz, a psychologist who worked on infants, stands as evidence for the above statement.   The research that his collaborators and Lewkowicz himself conducted on...

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e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes is mankind's safer options to the addiction of cigarettes. Marketed as the new and easier way to smoke, it still doesn’t promise a safer experience. Scientists are not so sure about its long term health hazards. This consequently leads us to understand that we should regard it with wariness. E-cigarettes created in the early 2000s has the obvious aim of helping smokers without them...

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