Summary: 82% of research participants reported having sexted in the past year. Nearly 75% said they sexted in the context of a committed relationship and 43% said they sexted as part of a casual relationship.
Summary: If you want someone to open up to you, just make them laugh. Sharing a few good giggles and chuckles makes people more willing to tell others something personal about themselves, without even necessarily being aware that they are doing so.
Summary: Photographs of individuals who had consumed the equivalent of a single glass of wine were rated as more attractive than photographs of sober individuals. However, this was not the case for photographs of individuals who had consumed more than a glass.
Summary: Loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to longevity as obesity, even for people who like to be alone. From the author: “The effect of this is comparable to obesity. We need to start taking our social relationships more seriously.”
Summary: Meditation over many years is tied to smaller age-related decreases in brain volume. People who reported meditating for an average of 20 years had higher brain volumes than the average person.
Summary: Poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control, which presents risks to individuals’ personal and professional lives.