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Are People Actually Nicer During The Holidays?

They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year…but is that actually true? The holidays can be full of stress and Black Friday insanity – and it can be easy to focus on those things. But what about the other stuff? The cozy blankets and warm drinks by the fire…time making cookies with the kids. Do they make a difference? As it turns out, our brains make all sorts of weird associations – including tying physical warmth to emotional warmth. What does that mean? Put simply – if you hold something warm in your hands, you are more likely to act generously and interpret others as being more “warm” in their interactions with you as well. Weird? Yes. But[….]

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