Tech that can decode your brain activity and reveal what you're thinking and feeling is on the horizon. Beware of a society where people are arrested for merely thinking about committing a crime.
When a friend comes to you after a stressful day, how do you comfort them? Do you let them rant? Do you pour them a glass of wine? Those could work. But a new study finds that a very effective technique is also simple and easy. Hugging. Michael Murphy is a psychology postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He wanted to know if people who received hugs regularly could handle stress and conflict better.