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How kids can help their parents get a good night’s sleep

October 16, 2019

Children should encourage their parents to get a good night’s sleep, according to a University of Alberta sleep…
Diets of nearly half of South Asian immigrants are unhealthy, study suggests

June 28, 2019

A significant percentage of new immigrants to Alberta from some South Asian countries are struggling with unhealthy eating…
Patterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit

May 3, 2019

Everywhere you look, people are looking at screens. In the decade since smartphones have become ubiquitous, we now…
How ‘Dry January’ Benefits Your Mind and Body

January 3, 2019

A month without alcohol offers a chance to examine drinking habits and recuperate from the damaging effects of…
Time for bed: Bad sleep habits start early in school-age children

March 23, 2018

Bad sleep habits in children begin earlier than many experts assume. That’s the takeaway from a new study…
Distinctive brain pattern helps habits form

February 9, 2018

Our daily lives include hundreds of routine habits. Brushing our teeth, driving to work, or putting away the…
A habit to help: starting early may increase chances of volunteering later in life

November 25, 2017

Volunteering is actually a great opportunity to do good to the community and to yourself. You can gather…
Carrots and sticks fail to change behaviour in cocaine addiction

June 17, 2016

People who are addicted to cocaine are particularly prone to developing habits that render their behaviour resistant to…
Why Are Habits So Hard to Break?

January 23, 2016

By now, you might have discovered that taming your sweet tooth as a New Year’s resolution is harder…
How graphic photos on cigarette packs help smokers consider quitting

December 23, 2015

A new study is the first to provide real-world evidence of the effectiveness of smoking warning labels that…
Focusing on user habits key to preventing email phishing

November 11, 2015

The cumulative number of successful phishing cyberattacks has risen sharply over the last decade, and in 2014 that…
New tool sheds light on how digital technologies are breaking down traditional life boundaries

October 5, 2015

The proliferation of digital technologies – such as smart phones, email, social networking – has fundamentally changed our…
Food Study: Shop More, Waste Less

June 3, 2015

Part of the reason American shoppers are so attracted to wholesale shopping is their belief that bulk-buying not…
An SMS a day keeps the doctor away

June 4, 2014

Habit-based messages by text message or email have proven to increase the fruit consumption of young adults according…
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