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Social Psychology

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    A simple cup of tea sparks an instant burst of brainpower and creativity, according to a new study - within minutes of drinking a brew. Volunteers in the study almost immediately scored better results in creative and cognition tests than those who had drunk a glass of water, researchers found.

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    More than 3,500 people claimed asylum in Britain based on their sexuality, gender identity or intersex status between 2015 and 2017.

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    A new chapter in #MeToo appears to be emerging in China after a university professor was sacked and another is facing an investigation over sexual misconduct allegations.

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    A new study finds that campaigns to treat mental illness as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because people also tend to believe that other factors such as bad character may play a role, muddying the picture.

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    Noise and misinformation, especially on climate, has long been a problem on social media. To counter this, Australian not-for-profit the Climate Council has created a Facebook Messenger chatbot to inform people about climate science. SEE ALSO: Facebook announces a big News Feed change — and just wants you to be happy Launched on its Facebook page last week, it's an effort to connect with younger people who are interested in issues like climate...

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    If you lie awake at night because your mind won’t stop racing, taking five minutes before bed to write out a to-do list for the next day might help you get more shuteye.

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    Mindfulness — the practice of staying attuned to what’s happening in the present moment — is a bonafide health trend right now, and for good reason. Research suggests it can reduce stress, help with problem drinking, lower blood sugar levels and help people succeed at work. Now, according to a new study, it may even help you become a nicer person.

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    Before the uproar over his "shithole countries' comment, President Trump's remarks about race or ethnicity in official meetings raised eyebrows.

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    Women say they are being groped at events, abused on social media and belittled in their jobs.

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    Congress has paid almost $300,000 in taxpayer funds to settle employment claims that include sexual harassment and sex discrimination since 2003.

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