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Stress hormone a key player in financial crises

Scientists studying levels of the stress hormone cortisol in financial traders say that appetite for risk may be “physiologically-driven” by the body’s response to cortisol and that stress could be a trigger for market instability. Published in the journalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the new study is the first to show that personal […]

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Credit card maxed out? Blame your sex drive

Foreclosures, credit card debt, bank bailouts – all symptoms of compulsive overspending, which a University of Michigan (UM) researcher believes can be explained by evolution. It all boils down, says UM’s Daniel Kruger, to making babies. Kruger tested his hypothesis in a sample of adults aged 18-45 and found that the degree of financial consumption […]

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