Earn $3,300 For Getting The Flu

The National Institutes of Health is running a study that will pay people $3,300 to get the flu ON PURPOSE. They want to monitor its symptoms, so they'll give you a nasal spray to infect yourself and then just kinda see what happens. They're only taking 80 total volunteers who'll have to be able to...
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Just Looking At A Cup Of Coffee Can Help Wake You Up

If you're trying to cut back on the ungodly amount of coffee you drink, maybe this will help: You don't need to drink it to get the benefits, you just need to see it. According to a new study out of the University of Toronto, if you just look at a cup of coffee in the morning, it'll help wake you...
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Sesame Street

A New Study Says Kids Who Watch "Sesame Street" Do Better In School

There's a lot of "Sesame Street" on in the house, so this was a great read. From People : Turns out Sesame Street‘s Big Bird, Elmo, Bert, Ernie, Count von Count, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch are doing a lot more than just entertaining kids. According to a January 2019 study published in the...
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Being Hugged Really Does Make Us Feel Better

If you're having a bad day, try asking for a hug. According to a new study, it really does make us feel better. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh tracked 400 men and women for two weeks, and talked to them every night about how their day went. They asked about things like...
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Phones In Class Cost College Kids Half A Grade On Exams

For college kids, checking your phones during lecture classes isn't just a harmless distraction. According to a new study from Rutgers University, keeping your devices open during class for non-academic use can actually lead to lower grades. Researchers found that when students in an upper-level...
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Woman and Dog

Your Dog Would Run Through A Wall To Help You If You're In Pain

According to a new study, researchers found that when dogs heard their owners crying, the dogs would do whatever it took to push through a door to help them. That's right: Your dog would basically run through a wall for you. And there's more... Even if you're not crying, your dog develops the...
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Exact Time to Dunk an Oreo, According to Science

The perfect amount of time you should be dunking your Oreos, actually backed by research, is...
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