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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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Researchers mull tobacco’s restorative effects on self control

A new study that indicates smoking has a restorative effect on an individual’s self-control resources has researchers pondering other self-control restoration strategies as a way to reduce smokers’ dependence on tobacco. It is the first research to evaluate the effects of smoking on self-control and suggests that the desire to restore depleted self-control may contribute […]

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