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Our immune systems need interactions with good bacteria to work, which partly lies on physically meeting people and touching them.
Our current obsessions with avoiding physicial encounters with germs are not only slaying off "bad" bacteria, they're also massively killing the ones that are good for us.
In the long run, we may even make some really important microbes go extinct.
It's still a hypothesis, though. As long as doubt remains, we should all keep on washing our hands, putting on these pesky masks, and, yeah, also eating a healthy diet and doing exercise!
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A love of horror movies is associated with an underlying dimension of entertainment preferences, dubbed "the dark factor".
Those with dark tastes value intensity, edginess and rebellion. Their personalities lean towards risk-taking, antagonism, imagination, and tough-mindedness.
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How to be happy does not depend on money, power, or luck, but on human relations.
Our level of joy in life is determined by the quality of our interaction with others. We are more satisfied in an environment where we have solidarity, support, and a sense of belonging.
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