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Study: Empathy Goes A Lot Further Than Telling Depressed Friends To Think Positive

There’s often nothing more isolating than being told to “cheer up” or “it’s not so bad” when in the throes of a rough patch. Even when it’s clear that a shift in perspective or a perkier outlook could make a situation seem better, it’s not always possible to just flip an internal switch and suddenly decide to feel better. A new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology reminds us of what psychologists have been saying for years — that these “positive reframing” phrases, which we use in an attempt to create perspective, are sometimes anything but helpful. Keep reading »

Watch This Sheltie Dog Cheat On His Treadmill Workout

Run, Dog, Run!

I never thought watching a dog’s little feet booking it on a treadmill would be so endearing to watch. This Sheltie has found himself a creative way to cheat on his exercise, and judging from the look on his face, he’s pretty proud of it! [Tastefully Offensive]

Watching TV Is Killing Us, According To Science

couch potato

Our worst fears are confirmed:  TV is bad — like, really bad — for our health. Anyone could have hypothesized that tons of binge-watching isn’t ideal, but as it turns out, watching more than an hour of TV per day is plain dangerous.

For the study, researchers from the University of Navarra in Spain observed 13,284 participants over the course of four years. They found that those who watched three or more hours of TV a day had a doubled risk of mortality compared to those who watched less than an hour per day.

Well, that’s dark. Keep reading »

We Obviously All Need These Edible Cupcake Wrappers

We Obviously All Need These Edible Cupcake Wrappers

I’m a weirdo who eats her cupcakes with a fork, but thanks to these new edible cupcake wrappers, I guess I don’t have to anymore! I can bite right into the side of the thing without having to worry about peeling the paper back without dropping half the cupcake onto the sidewalk (okay, wait, the visual of haphazardly chomping into a delicate baked good doesn’t sound too dignified either). Keep reading »

This Surprise Backstreet Boys’ Groomsmen Performance Is The Wedding Dance To Trump All Others

Girl, You Married A Keeper

This performance by newlywed Sean Rajaee and his groomsmen is pretty much my favorite wedding video of all time and I cannot stop watching it on repeat. Rajaee secretly choreographed the dance as a surprise for his bride, and lots of the groomsmen lived out of town and had to learn the routine via video at the last second. The group goes through Beyonce, Bruno Mars and even a Persian dance, but it’s Rajaee’s rendition of the “I Want It That Way” that convinces me that this bride chose a total winner as a husband. I mean, look at those moves!

The Stars Of “Broad City” Are Feminists

"I Mean, We're Male-ists Too"

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the brilliant comedic duo behind “Broad City,” chose not to join the ranks of female stars who dodge the f-word, and I love them for it. When asked by PopSugar at the Critics’ Choice Television awards whether they’re “cool with” the word feminist, Jacobson graciously responded:

“I would totally say I’m a feminist. I don’t find it to be negative at all.”

Glazer chimed in with Jaocbson to agree:

“I feel like a feminist is gender equality. You know, we’re feminists… the people who work on the show are feminists.”

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