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Are close friends on Facebook the enemy?

“Likes” or positive comments from close friends on Facebook appear to inflate users’ self-esteem and reduce self-control, resulting in higher body-mass indexes and higher levels of credit-card debt. That’s according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia Business School who have analyzed five separate Facebook studies in the Journal of Consumer Research. “To […]

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Jigsaw Puzzles Cause Xmas Arguments But Excite Boffins

Researchers have found that people use a number of different strategies to complete a jigsaw; at the extreme, a person can be either a ‘border obsessive’ or an ‘opportunistic’ jigsaw puzzler. When individuals collaborate with people who have a different jigsaw strategy – as can happen when a family dusts off the jigsaw for a […]

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