MIND & BODY

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WHO WEARS THE PANTS

When a woman chooses not to take her hus­band’s sur­name, peo­ple ap­par­ently per­ceive her hus­band as be­ing higher in traits re­lated to fem­i­nin­ity. He is per­ceived as hav­ing less power in the re­la­tion­ship, ac­cord­ing to the first study of peo­ple’s per­cep­tions and mas­culin­ity pub­lished in jour­nal Sex Roles.

DE­PRESSED OR BIPOLAR?

Bipolar dis­or­der is of­ten mis­di­ag­nosed as ma­jor de­pres­sion. While the symp­toms can be sim­i­lar, treat­ments are dif­fer­ent. A study pub­lished in the World Jour­nal of Bi­o­log­i­cal Psy­chi­a­try has found that a sim­ple, non-in­va­sive ECG can be a ma­jor help in di­ag­no­sis: those with ma­jor de­pres­sion show sig­nif­i­cantly higher vari­a­tion in heart rate than those with bipolar dis­or­der.

YOUR FACE­BOOK AND YOU

A new study from Ger­many re­ports that ma­te­ri­al­is­tic peo­ple see and treat their Face­book friends as “dig­i­tal ob­jects” and have sig­nif­i­cantly more friends than peo­ple who are less in­ter­ested in pos­ses­sions.

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