Womens Health

21 Minutes to Marital Satisfaction
21 Minutes to Marital Satisfaction

Marital satisfaction generally declines over time. New research has found that a brief writing intervention could help spouses adopt a more objective outlook on marital conflict.

People Who Think Their Partners Are a Perfect Fit Stay Happier—Even if They’re Wrong
People Who Think Their Partners Are a Perfect Fit Stay Happier—Even if They’re Wrong

Research published in Psychological Science has revealed that people who were unrealistically idealistic about their partner when they got married were more satisfied with their partner three years later than less idealistic people. This challenges the wisdom that says that if you idealise the person you marry, you will be disappointed when finding out that they aren’t everything you thought.

Romance, Scent, and Sleep: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of
Romance, Scent, and Sleep: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of

New research suggests that the scent of a romantic partner can improve your quality of sleep. This is true regardless of whether or not you are consciously aware that the scent is even present.

Disease and odor: An intriguing relationship
Disease and odor: An intriguing relationship

Olfaction, or smell, is our oldest sense, yet often receives less attention than vision and hearing. A survey from 2011 discovered that around half of people between the ages of 16 and 30 would rather give up their sense of smell than their smartphone or laptop.

The brain of migraine sufferers is hyper-excitable
The brain of migraine sufferers is hyper-excitable

Individuals who suffer from migraine headaches appear to have a hyper-excitable visual cortex.

Using smells to boost learning during sleep
Using smells to boost learning during sleep

A recent study has examined the role of odour in memory and learning, and has confirmed that the use of aromas while learning and sleeping may improve exam performance.

A happy partner leads to a healthier future
A happy partner leads to a healthier future

Science now supports the saying, “happy wife, happy life.”

Parkinson's: Sniff test could predict risk up to a decade earlier
Parkinson's: Sniff test could predict risk up to a decade earlier

Research has revealed that older adults who scored poorly on sniff tests were almost five times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease in the next 10 years, when compared with individuals who had a better sense of smell and scored higher on the test.

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