Self-reported lonely college students enjoyed learning about their favorite celebrities' personal lives and visited their social media pages more than their less lonely classmates.
Women aged 55 and older cited experimentation, intimacy, creativity, and openness to new sexual experiences as factors supporting their sexual pleasure as they aged.
People who consumed large amounts of sugar (over 51 grams per day for women or 67 grams for men) had a higher risk of developing five or more psychiatrically-relevant symptoms within five years.
Second generation immigrants born in Canada who feel a sense of belonging to both their country of birth and their cultural heritage have greater well-being than those who lack a sense of belonging to either. Those who feel a sense of belonging to Canada also perceive less negative effects of discrimination on their well-being.
Paperback books are a better gift choice than hardcover books and DVDs from the perspectives of environmental impact and the amount of entertainment provided to the recipient.
Older adults who took music lessons or educational classes for at least ten weeks developed healthier habits, like exercising and sleeping more. Music lessons also improved well-being by leading to more socializing and feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment from making music.
Students in U.S. states with more LGBTQ-inclusive sex education are less likely to experience negative mental health symptoms (like suicidal thoughts), regardless of sexual orientation. These protective effects are strongest for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, many of whom also report less bullying.
Sleep deprivation led to more social withdrawal and loneliness in people; others perceived this loneliness and felt lonelier themselves.
College students who reported poor sleep quality experienced more mental health symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Daytime dysfunction (sleepiness, less enthusiasm) was related to symptoms of depression and inattention whereas frequent sleep disturbances (bad dreams, feeling too hot or cold) were related to symptoms of anxiety and hyperactivity.