What's Your Friendship Style?
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Have you always had a few different friend groups, various one-on-one friendships from different parts of life, or one, tightly knit wolf pack? According to a 2016 study at Midwestern University, most people's friendships fall into one of these three categories.Related: You Can Only Have About 150 Friends At A Time
Scientists Turn To The Champ To Make People Cry
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What's the world's saddest movie scene? Don't worry about it, science has you covered. In thousands of psychology studies, researchers rely on the final scene of the 1979 film "The Champ" as a tried-and-true way to turn on the waterworks.
You're Happier With A Bronze Medal Than You Are With A Silver One
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In Olympic events, the gold, silver, and bronze medal goes to the athlete that did the best, the second best, and the third best, respectively. You'd expect, then, that the bronze, silver, and gold medalist would feel happy, happier, and happiest, right? Strangely, that's not the case. The athlete who wins bronze routinely feels happier than the athlete who wins silver. It all comes down to a quirk of human psychology.Related: Touching Your Teammates Means More Wins
How Hoarders' Brains See Their Belongings
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Hoarders are those who have an uncontrollable urge to accumulate possessions and experience mental anguish at the thought of parting with them. Until 2013, the psychiatry world considered hoarding disorder to be one version of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. But new research into people's brains changed all that.Related: The Brain's "On" Switch For OCD Has Been Found By Scientists
Finland Launched A World-First Universal Basic Income Experiment
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Finland kicked off a ground-breaking experiment in January 2017. The country decided to experiment with a universal basic income program that promises 2,000 of its citizens a guaranteed income. Sounds good, right? Almost too good...Related: Is Universal Basic Income Really Possible?