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Comedians More Likely to Have Psychotic Traits, Study Says

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January 16, 2014
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Research out of the U.K. shows many comedians tend to have psychotic personality traits.


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Buzz60 (June 4, 2013) A study from the University of Chicago finds that couples who meet online are more likely to have happy marriages than couples who meet elsewhere. The study also finds that couples who meet at a bar, spin class or wherever, are 25% more likely to have a relationship that ends in divorce than those who meet online.
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Study: Psychopaths Are Better at Making Themselves Look Attractive

Study: Psychopaths Are Better at Making Themselves Look Attractive

Buzz60 (Nov. 30, 2012) A study finds that people who score higher on personality tests for traits associated with psychopathy are better at making themselves look attractive. Patrick Jones says there are exceptions to the rule though.
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Chimps Choose Friends Like Themselves, Says Study

Chimps Choose Friends Like Themselves, Says Study

Reuters (Jan. 6, 2014) Like humans, chimpanzees choose their friends on the basis of shared personality traits, according to a study by European scientists. Their findings suggest that the 'similarity effect' commonly shown in humans, was inherited from a common ancestor six million years ago. Jim Drury has more.
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Freckles: Evolutionary Advantage or 'Cancer Factories'?

Freckles: Evolutionary Advantage or 'Cancer Factories'?

FORA.tv (May 30, 2013) Throughout the history of Homo sapiens, skin pigmentation has been a highly labile trait, and similar skin tones have evolved independently numerous times. Skin pigmentation results from an evolutionary compromise between the conflicting demands of protection against ultraviolet radiation and production of vitamin D, and represents one of the best examples of evolution by natural selection acting on the human body. Because skin color is one of the most visible of human traits, it has been used as the primary characteristic for classifying people into races. Dr. Jablonski will discuss the history of skin-based race concepts and the meaning of skin color in the modern world, including its implications for health.
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