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‘Night owls’ twice as likely to perform poorly at work

LONDON — Are you someone who stays up late into the night, or do you rise with the sun each morning? A new study finds that a person’s sleep preferences may actually reveal how well they do their job. Researchers in Finland say “night owls” are twice...

‘Slutpage’ sharing, revenge porn may be a common problem on U.S. college campuses

Revenge porn is the distribution of sexually explicit images or videos of individuals without their consent. The sexually explicit images or video may be made by a partner in an intimate relationship with the knowledge and consent of the subject at the time, or it may...

Facebook, Instagram users fueled by ‘likes’ are similar to ‘lab rats seeking food’

NEW YORK — For some, social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are avenues for connecting more closely with relatives and friends. For others, they’re ego-boosters fueled by the showering of praise via “likes” and comments from one’s followers. According to a new international study,...

Semaglutide: Weight loss drug cuts body weight by 20 percent in obese patients?

The battle to lose weight can be a difficult one, but a new study reveals patients struggling with obesity may soon get some much needed help. Researchers from University College London say a new drug can help significantly cut body weight in obese patients. One in...

U.K. COVID-19 variant cases doubling every 10 days in U.S., could be dominant strain by spring

The highly contagious variant of COVID-19, first detected in the United Kingdom, is now tearing across the United States. That is the conclusion of a new report led by members of the Scripps Research Institute. Their study finds this rapidly spreading version of coronavirus may become...

Americans — Especially Married Folks — Having Less Sex Than In Years Past: Study

Despite the perception that online dating has liberalized sexual encounters, a new study finds that Americans are actually having sex less. Researchers at San Diego State University looked at data from the General Social Survey (GSS), a commonly-referenced sociological survey. The researchers found the GSS useful in that...

America’s stress highest since the onset of COVID-19, many blame politics

No matter where you live on this planet, it’s likely 2020 was a difficult year for you. It’s also fair to say 2020 was particularly disruptive in the United States. Between COVID-19, an election season and aftermath truly like no other, and ongoing civil unrest, last...