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When It Comes To Happiness What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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How accurate was William Shakespeare when he said, “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”? Researchers from Michigan State University conducted…

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Study Shows Humans Are Optimists For Most Of Life

Monday, July 13, 2020
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Is middle age really the “golden age” when people are the most optimistic in life? Researchers from Michigan State University led the largest study of its kind to…

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Loving Your Neighborhood May Not Be About the Area Itself

Monday, June 29, 2020
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How do you feel about your neighborhood now that you’ve been confined during a pandemic? A Michigan State University researcher conducted a study to quantify what makes people…

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Research Finds Deployment Affects Mental Health of Veterans Differently

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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The saying, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” doesn’t necessarily hold up when it comes to military mental health. Michigan State University is the first to examine…

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Understanding How Your Work Environment Can Change Your Pandemic Attitude

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Americans and people around the world to feel increased stress, uncertainty and anxiousness – which is affecting how they live and work….

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MSU Faculty Awarded Grants for COVID-19 Research

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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The National Science Foundation recently awarded three Rapid Response Research, or RAPID, grants — grants given by the NSF for research focusing on urgent or immediate situations —…

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Ask the Expert: Sleep and Stress During a Crisis

Monday, May 18, 2020
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Stress — and how it affects sleep cycles — is taking its toll during the COVID-19 health pandemic. Not everyone has the early morning wake-up calls to get…

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‘Feeling Obligated’ Can Impact Relationships During Social Distancing

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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In a time where many are practicing “social distancing” from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of…

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LGBT Health Improves When Friends Are Just Like Them

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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Individuals in the LGBT community face stressors that have dire consequences on their health. Researchers from Michigan State University are the first to pinpoint social factors that can…

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Expert Clears Misconceptions of Eating Disorders

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from eating disorders in the United States. In fact, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of…

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