Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Chronic feelings of loneliness might be in your DNA > Health-in-Motion 13 September 2016 Why are we humans so curious? Why are we humans so curious, even in circumstances when we know that the outcome of our inquisitiveness may be unpleasant? It appears that we just can’t help ourselves. In experiments in which volunteers are presented with choices between uncertain and definite outcomes, disproportionate numbers of people are more likely to pick the former instead of the latter. Researchers have dubbed this the ‘Pandora effect’ and suggest that it shows that we have an inborn desire to resolve uncertainty even if we know that doing so may be detrimental. 0 More in Newsletters A steady routine of physical activity is a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle More: Daily Dose: Chronic feelings of loneliness might be in your DNAHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Colonoscopy after 75 may not be worth it Diet and nutrition Eliminating sweetened drinks is the best way to cut kids' sugar intake Fitness Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness Medical Sleep paralysis is frightening but not dangerous Parenting Morning sickness may be a sign that all's well Medical Pregnancy problems may foretell future health risks From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.