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Did this study show that singing some vowels is “more joyful” than others?

The Wikipedia page for the Hare Krishna mantra provides some evidence that the mantra provides joy through the singing of certain vowels: In a 2010 experimental study involving both devotees and ...
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Is 50% of happiness determined by genetics?

CBS New York quote author Gretchen Rubin as saying: “About 50 percent of happiness is genetically determined" Similarly, Lifecho say: According to some studies our happiness level depend 50% on ...
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Can magnetic resonance through TV and cell phones control your mind and emotions?

I saw this picture on FB with 1,200 likes and 9,738 shares The graphic reads, GOOGLE THIS NUMBER: US6506148 B2 IT'S NO LONGER A CONSPIRACY THEORY... YOUR TELEVISION IS BRAINWASHING TOOL USED TO ...
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Do 80% of people “hate their job”?

I keep hearing the statistic "80% of people work at a job they dislike". Make Dogs Your Life3 80% of People Hate Their Job – Are You One of Them? Business Insider Most people -- 80% according ...
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Does a dog's brain secrete the same substances when it sees its owner as humans do when in love?

The following statement is doing to the rounds across the social web: When a dog sees its owner, its brain secretes the same substances as ours when we are in love It is usually accompanied by an ...
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Is this “facial expression reading” test scientifically reliable?

This psychological test purports to measure your ability to read facial expressions. In the quiz, you examine a number of pictures and have to choose a word that best describes what the person was ...
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Is yogurt affected by human emotions?

The documentary I Am (Wikipedia) (YouTube video) makes a number of claims, including that more signals are sent from the heart to the brain than vice-versa, and that the your emotion or mood can have ...
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Does listening to negative emotive music help dealing with negative emotions?

My girlfriend tends to listen to music that express how she feels at a given moment. For example, if she's feeling frustrated then the lyrics of the songs she listens will be of frustration. Does ...
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Do women experience more emotion than men?

For much of human history, it was "common knowledge" that women were much more emotional than men. This belief still appears to be widely held. Does either gender experience emotions either more ...
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Can dogs love their owners?

A common assumption about household pets is that there is a mutual endearment between owner and pet. Searching the internet finds handfuls of people asking the same question and there are plenty of ...
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Can one die of fear?

Is it scientifically possible for someone to die of fear? I'm sure someone can be scared enough to have a heart attack or something, but is it possible for the brain to shut down as a defense ...