A woman whose boyfriend or husband regularly watches pornography is more likely to report symptoms of an eating disorder, new research suggests.

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In a paper titled “Social Information Avoidance: When, Why, and How It Is Costly in Goal Pursuit,” published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Stanford Graduate School of Business Associate Professor of Marketing Szu-Chi Huang found that people avoid information about others pursuing the same goal, particularly in the middle stages of an endeavour, out of fear that they will “look bad” by comparison. But that intermediate period is precisely when people need that comparative data the most. Indeed, when individuals did view social information during that middle stage, their motivation rose.

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Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction.

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About 41 per cent of people make New Year’s resolutions, but only about eight per cent of them are successful in achieving their goals. Here are five tips that can help you re-frame your intentions to create lasting results with your New Year's resolutions.

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Research published in Heliyon finds that Facebook users who engage in social comparison are more aware of their physical ailments

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If teen partner rape could be predicted, it could be better prevented. Social scientists from Michigan State University are helping close that gap by identifying risk factors linked to sexual violence in young women’s first relationships in life.

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