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Emotional content of books diverging by country, say language sleuths

A computer analysis of more than five million digitized books has revealed a distinct stylistic divergence since the 1960s, with American books becoming decidedly more “emotional.” That’s according to researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Sheffield, and Durham, who looked at how the use of “mood” words in books has changed over time. Their study […]

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What Your Handshake Says About You

A new study backs up what the etiquette books have been saying all along, that a firm handshake helps makes a good first impression for both males and females. The study, reported in this month’s issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a journal published by the American Psychological Association (APA), finds that […]

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