Best friends can make a child more physically active
Boys and girls who take part in physical activity with their best friend in the neighbourhood where they live have higher levels of physical activity, new research has found. With many children not doing ...
An equation for friendship
If only they had been there in 1939: Plugging in numbers representing the friendliness between pairs of nations at the outset of World War II, researchers at Cornell University used a computer program to successfully predict ...
Analysis of a relationship triangle
In a model network of friends and foes, relationships will evolve until everyone becomes friendly or the network splits into two hostile factions, researchers suggest in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Ac ...
Middle school is when the right friends may matter most
As adolescents move from elementary school into their middle or junior-high years, changes in friendships may signal potential academic success or troubles down the road, say University of Oregon researchers.
Family, friends, social ties influence weight status in young adults
Does obesity tend to "cluster" among young adults? And if so, what impact does it have on both their weight and weight-related behaviors? That's what researchers from The Miriam Hospital's Weight Control and Diabetes Research ...
Balls, blocks, cars among high-tech toys at CES
Balls, blocks and miniature cars with a high-tech twist were among the toys at the Consumer Electronics Show -- although at prices only adults who are still children at heart may be able to afford.
Anti-bullying program reduces malicious gossip on school playgrounds
Elementary school students who participated in a three-month anti-bullying program in Seattle schools showed a 72 percent decrease in malicious gossip.
Sharing in sorrow might make us happier, study shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scrolling through Facebook or mingling at a party, you might get the impression that other people's lives are full of job promotions, exotic travel and successful relationships. We don't often ...
Review: Facebook fans will 'like' RockMelt browser
(AP) -- There's a lot to keep track of online. You probably have a Facebook account and an e-mail address or two. You might use Twitter or another service to share where you are or what you're reading, thinking ...
Google Hotpot lets friends share hotspots
Google launched a Hotpot recommendation engine that lets people tap into the tastes of trusted friends when it comes to local shops, restaurants, theaters and more.
Republicans top Democrats with Facebook fans
Republicans will have to wait until Tuesday to find out if they make the big gains many expect in the US Congress but they have already beaten the Democrats in another arena -- Facebook.
Facebook lets friends share online memories
Facebook on Thursday launched Friendship Pages at which online pals can stroll virtual memory lanes that chronicle what they have shared at the world's top online social networking service.
Friends share personal details to strengthen relationships in US, but not in Japan
In the United States, friends often share intimate details of their lives and problems. However, such self-disclosure is much less common in Japan. A new study by an American researcher living in Japan finds that this may ...
Danish court blocks media from quoting Facebook 'friends'
Journalists may not use information from the Facebook accounts of their "friends," a Danish media tribunal ruled Wednesday in a case pitting the prime minister's brother against a tabloid.