Setting Realistic Goals Linked to Higher Level of Well-Being

A new study shows that people who set realistic goals can hope for a better well-being.
The key for later satisfaction is whether the life goals are seen as attainable, according psychologists at the University of Basel in Switzerland.
For the study, researchers used data from 973 people between the ages of 18 and 92 living in German-speaking parts of Switzerland. More than half of the participants were surveyed again after two and four years.

Men’s Porn Habits May Fuel Partner’s Eating Disorders

New research suggests that a woman whose partner regularly watches pornography is more likely to report symptoms of an eating disorder, such as extreme guilt about eating, preoccupation with body fat, binging, or purging.
The study, led by researchers at Ohio State University, also found a higher incidence of those symptoms in women who said they feel pressure from their boyfriends or husbands to be thin.

India Study: Regular School Lunches Significantly Boost Children’s Learning Over Time

Elementary school children in India who have been enrolled in a free lunch program for several years experience significantly better learning outcomes compared to students who have been participating for less than a year, according to a new study led by researchers from the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) Berlin.
The findings, published in the Journal of Development Economics, suggest that good nutrition in childhood has a positive cumulative effect that goes beyond the immediate benefits.

Sibling Bullying May Be More Common in Bigger Families

Children with more than one brother or sister are at greater risk of sibling bullying than kids with only one sibling, according to a new U.K. study published in the journal Developmental Psychology.
The findings also show that firstborn children and older brothers tend to be the perpetrators.