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  • Why multiculturalism may be good for your health

    Why multiculturalism may be good for your health

    In both politics and society, multiculturalism seems to be becoming less and less popular. However, research from our lab shows that a multicultural orientation reduces the stress of inter-group encounters, also for members of ethnic-majority groups.
  • Passion for work: pleasure or pressure?

    Passion for work: pleasure or pressure?

    As a society, we place huge importance on finding our passion: a Google search reveals over 28 million hits, and TV series that focus on work passion have never been more popular. But is being passionate about work always a good thing?
  • A crazy little thing: Cold love

    A crazy little thing: Cold love

    A fresh start to a new year. Some take it literally and take a dive in the chilling ocean. For most, the thought sends a shiver down the spine. But taking that plunge might not be a bad idea. Should exposing yourself to cold be one of your resolutions?
  • Disgusted by Cheese

    Disgusted by Cheese

    Sandwiches at business lunches, cozy fondue evenings, vegetarian meals – cheese is everywhere. Scientific research now shows that a substantial proportion of the population are disgusted by this type of food, and that this disgust is reflected in the brain
  • Discussing alcohol: To speak or not to speak?

    Discussing alcohol: To speak or not to speak?

    Say you’re asked to improve public health by designing an intervention that stimulates interpersonal communication, based on the idea that discussing unhealthy behaviors stimulates people to behave in a more healthy way. Would it work and why (or why not)?
  • How health 2.0 are you?

    How health 2.0 are you?

    The internet has blended into every aspect of our lives: we work, socialize, shop, and play via the Web. But has your doctor ever communicated with you via e-consult, monitored your progress online, or granted you access to medical files via a web portal?