Many Smartphone Notifications, Particularly Ones from Work, Negatively Affect Your Mood

Many Smartphone Notifications, Particularly Ones from Work, Negatively Affect Your Mood

There’s at least one good reason why you should take a break from your smartphone—it can put you in a bad mood. A new study out of Britain shows that one-third of notifications you receive by phone can adversely affect your emotions. Researchers from Nottingham Trent University conducted a small study involving 50 volunteers. Users downloaded an app developed by…

Night Light Colour Affects Your Mood

Night Light Colour Affects Your Mood

Working late? The colour of your light may be affecting your mood. According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, blue or white light has the worst effect on one’s mood late at night, whereas red light has less of an impact. Working on Siberian hamsters, researchers from Ohio State University measured the density of dendritic spines…

Facebook is Contagious

Facebook is Contagious

It’s been pretty well established that moods can spread from person to person when said people are in the same room—but what about online? A new study published in PLOS One has found that people’s moods can indeed be spread online—a positive Facebook status update will provoke more positive updates, and negative status updates will provoke more negative updates. How’d…

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