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  • Gossip is good for you
  • Gossip is good for you
    Tyello (2010) ©

Gossip is good for you

While at times gossiping might feel a little underhanded, research shows that hushed hearsay is in fact good for your health. According to Robin Dunbar, professor of evolutionary psychology at Oxford University, gossip is what makes us human. But could it really help us live longer?



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