For cooperative teams, modesty leaves the best impression

People may forgo displaying luxury brands and other signals of status when they want to convince others that they will collaborate well with a team, as people who signal their wealth and social status could be perceived as ...

Social connections influence brain structure of rhesus macaques

What's the link between social life and brain structure? Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute at Inserm, and elsewhere are now one step closer to understanding this connection ...

Domestic violence increase during natural disasters

Thirty percent of women experience domestic violence in various circumstances but the rate increases during natural disasters such as bushfires, floods, and cyclones while community attention is focused on recovery and reconstruction.

COVID may have made us less materialistic

The early days of COVID brought a new sense of urgency to shopping for certain items. Toilet paper, pasta and bread flew off the shelves as people stocked up on vital supplies. Then came the must-have purchases to help with ...

Want to impress on Valentine's Day? Then make sure to wear red

Sexual attractiveness is a preoccupation that clings to us throughout our daily lives. Today's social media obsession with perfect beauty makes being attractive and feeling attractive seem all the more important. Being attractive ...

Archaeologist's book examines human adornment

Across countries, continents, and centuries, humans have felt compelled to adorn themselves. A new book edited and co-authored by Hannah Mattson, Southwestern archaeologist and an assistant professor of Anthropology at The ...

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