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Study: Even Short, Slow Runs Could Help You Live Longer

According to the researchers, runners were up to 45 percent less likely to die from heart disease or stroke than those who didn’t run at all, and the effects were found regardless of distance, duration or speed.

07/30/2014

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Study: Kids Exposed To Religion Have A Harder Time Telling The Difference Between Reality And Fiction

New research claims children who are exposed to religion have more trouble differentiating between reality and fantasy in stories.

07/28/2014

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Study: Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes

The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report.

07/28/2014

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Do Daughters Cause Divorce? Not So Fast, Researchers Say

If studies done in recent years are any indication, the answer might appear to be yes – research shows that marriages that produce firstborn daughters are statistically more likely to end in divorce – but the real question is, why?

07/25/2014

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Study: Is Owning A Dog The Secret To Feeling Younger?

According to new research out of Scotland, dog owners over 65 acted 10 years younger than their peers without pups.

07/18/2014

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Study: Friends Actually Are Family (Sort Of)

You might have even more in common with your friends than you think. In fact, you probably share some of the same genes.

07/16/2014

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Study: Stress, High-fat Meals Combine For Added Pounds

We all know too much stress can be bad for your health, but it can also be bad for your waistline.

07/14/2014

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Sorry, Carnivores: Study Claims You’re Doing Double The Damage To The Environment

Want to do something good for the environment? Put down the hamburger.

07/10/2014

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Study: Teens Who Sext Are Also Having Sex

Teens who sent “sexts” were nearly four times more likely to say they were sexually active, and those who reported receiving a text were also 23 times more likely to have sent one.

06/30/2014

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Researcher Says “Haters” Are Better At Focusing On Things They Really Like

Haters just don’t enjoy everything they encounter, and while you might think that’s not a good thing it might not be.

06/22/2014

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Study: FDA Warnings About Antidepressant Side Effects May Have Caused Spike In Suicide Attempts

Turns out putting warnings about the increased risk of suicide on the labels of antidepressants didn’t do much good. In fact, it may have actually done some harm.

06/19/2014

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Drexel Study: More Than Half Of Kids Have ‘Sexted’

Parents, you won’t like this one bit.

06/18/2014

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When It Comes To Jobs, Apparently Only The Narcissistic And Non-religious Need Apply

Two recent studies are helping to shed light on the job interview process, and the findings aren’t very encouraging for some.

06/18/2014

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Study: Angry Faces Might Help You Get What You Want

Have some tough negotiations coming up? You might want to start practicing your angry face.

06/17/2014

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Study: Cell Phone Use Could Negatively Impact Male Fertility

Men looking to have a child might want to cut down on their cell phone use – or at least refrain from putting their phone in their pants pocket.

06/11/2014

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