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In fiction, we remember the deaths that make us sad

People may cheer the demise of evil villains in fiction, but the deaths we most remember are the meaningful and sad endings of the characters we loved, research suggests. In a new study, researchers found that when people were asked to recall the death of a fictional character, they were more likely to mention deaths […]

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This Surprising Hobby Could Make You Happier

It’s a pretty well-known fact that one of the best things to do to either pull yourself out of a funk or to prevent depression and anxiety from taking hold in the first place, is to get involved in a hobby. In recent times, people under stress have turned to baking (which has the unfortunate […]

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Menopause Can Make Workplace Tougher for Women: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 — Menopause symptoms can interfere with women’s jobs, Japanese researchers report. For the study, the investigators looked at nearly 600 working women, aged 45 to 65, in Japan. Of those, 61% were postmenopausal. Women with a higher number of menopause symptoms had poorer work performance, according to the authors of the […]

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Can air pollution make COVID even deadlier?

People with long-term exposure to air pollutants may be more likely to die from COVID-19, according to a new study. In an analysis of more than 3,000 U.S. counties, researchers found that just a small increase in long-term average exposure to fine-particle pollutants (PM2.5) upped the risk of death from COVID by more than 10%. […]