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2012-01-24 10:35:29

Narcissism has a higher health cost for men The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE. "Narcissistic men may be paying a high price in terms of their physical health, in addition to the psychological cost to their relationships," says Sara Konrath, a University of Michigan psychologist who co-authored the study. Earlier studies by Konrath and others have shown that the level of...

2011-09-12 11:13:48

People who give, live longer, studies have shown. Now, a new study shows that why people volunteer---not whether they volunteer---is what really counts. People who volunteer because they want to help others, live longer than people who don't volunteer at all, University of Michigan researchers found. But those who volunteer mainly for some sort of personal benefit live no longer than non-volunteers, on average. "We've known for a long time that volunteering can have benefits not just to...

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2010-05-28 09:00:00

Today's college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and '90s, a University of Michigan study shows. The study, presented in Boston at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, analyzes data on empathy among almost 14,000 college students over the last 30 years. "We found the biggest drop in empathy after the year 2000," said Sara Konrath, a researcher at the U-M Institute for Social Research. "College kids today are about 40 percent lower in...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.