We’ve had an early start to the bushfire season and there’s more to come. No wonder spring isn’t always a celebration.
Dementia does not manifest solely as a memory problem. People with dementia can also experience issues with learning, comprehension and judgement, but they may also experience changes in behaviour.
New features on Apple iOS 17 aim to give users insights into their mental health, but they may also shape how people see themselves.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author was always willing to experiment with his prose, pacing and narration, crafting an oeuvre that varied wildly in style and structure.
‘Happy’ music is usually written in a major key with a bright tone, featuring instruments with a bright timbre, such as trumpets or electric guitars.
Short, frequent walks throughout the day are key to helping prevent the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Mindfulness, one of the most common forms of meditation, is a skill that must be cultivated and practiced. With some training and discipline, it can help anyone live more fully in the moment.
We hope our work can help shape building planning and design. That could be classrooms that help us concentrate, or hospital waiting rooms that reduce our anxiety.
Our mood can influence our spending choices. But where do low mood investors put their money? Turns out, as moods dip, investments in sustainable stocks increase.
The hormones in the pill can cause or exacerbate depression, and the type you use is an important factor.
It sounds too good to be true. But the science on how different types of foods affect your glucose levels has been known for a long time.
Some estimates suggest around 12% of people experience ‘hangxiety’.
Ignoring negative emotions by trying to be positive all the time — called toxic positivity — can have consequences for mental health. Experiencing negative emotions is inevitable and essential.
A new study using music streaming data to measure national mood underlines how much stock markets are governed by emotion rather than rational calculation.
The study found people bounce back from their mental sluggishness soon after emerging from isolation.
If you want to boost your energy and mood and feel more alert, get moving instead of getting coffee.
Go on! Read a good book, tickle your kids, pick a flower from your garden. We need to savour these tiny moments of pleasure to ease the stress we all face.
The internet is awash with videos that claim to use ‘binaural beats’ to improve your focus or relieve stress. But while they can influence your brain, the touted mood-enhancing effects may not be.
Tryptophan, found in food, is an important ingredient in the neurotransmitter serotonin. But is that enough to support it as a possible mood booster? The research is decidedly mixed.
Cuddles and slobbery kisses, meeting other dog owners in the park and a general lift in mood all likely help new dog owners feel less lonely, our new study suggests.