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Want to Feel Healthier and Happier? Cut Back on Lying

New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that lying less can make you less tense and reduce your headaches.

The costs of lying extend beyond burning pants. According to new research led by Anita Kelly, a psychologist at the University of Notre Dame who studies secrecy, self-disclosure, and self-presentation, telling lies—both little "white lies" and major deceptions—takes a psychological and physiological toll.

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Be Warned: Payday May Be Hazardous to Your Health

It's Friday, so watch out. People are more likely to die on payday or shortly after than at other times. We just want you to be safe.

So much of social science research is about finding data to back up what we already pretty much know through common sense. This study from Notre Dame however, uncovers some counter-intuitive findings.

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College Graduation Gap Between Black and White Football Players Increases

Ready to watch your favorite team play in a bowl game? Some of those players won't be graduating next spring, especially if they're black.

With the BCS bowl games just around the corner, college football is about to have its day in the sun. But a new study, Keeping Score When It Counts: Assessing the 2010-11 Bowl-bound College Football Teams - Academic Performance Improves but Race Still Matters says that off the field, black players are losing out when it comes to completing their degrees.

Graduation rates for student athletes across the board clearly need improvement, but the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport study found that the graduation rate for white players is increasing faster than the rate for their black counterparts.

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