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Tell Everyone! Science Says There’s A Physical Cost To Keeping Secrets

Obsessing over secrets can make you see the world as if you were carrying extra weight

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There’s an old schoolyard rhyme: “Secrets, secrets, are no fun // Secrets, secrets, hurt someone.”

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Study Finds That Surprised Babies Are More Curious and Eager to Learn

Everyone knows messing with babies is fun, but who knew it could be good for them

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Your first-year initiation into this planet is a constant flood of external stimuli, wonders, and surprises that is overwhelming in the most beautiful way.

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Tweeting About Sexism is Good For Your Health

A feminist tweet a day keeps the doctor away.

For some of us, every instance of sexism is a chance to tweet. That bro-tastic TV show that loves talking about ‘the friend zone,’ the humiliating experience with catcalling, the bonehead quote from that brute of a politician—they all inspire exasperation—and sharing outrage via the handy dandy gadget in your pocket is a refreshing release. Luckily for me and the countless other women who share their feminist views and find a like minded community via Twitter, a new study has found that this form of digital catharsis is good for your health. Yes, that whoosh that flows through you after shooting a bold missive out to the interweb telling the patriarchy where it can go actually improves a woman’s mental health.

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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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Debt and Loving It: Young People in Debt Are More Confident

Apparently debt is good for young people's egos. But is this a good thing?

Who knew that debt could massage your ego? A recent Ohio State study found that the more credit card and college loan debt 18 to 27-year-olds held, the higher their self-esteem and the more they felt they had control over their lives. The biggest boost in confidence benefited those in the bottom 25 percent in total family income.

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