7 bad habits that are good for you – The Standard

People can’t resist a good story or secret – there are magazines and TV shows devoted to celebrity gossip and members of the public telling tales. And in an era where mental illness and stress-related diseases are on the rise, it turns out that sharing other people’s news has a whole range of mood-boosting benefits. Gossip can help you bond with whoever you’re speaking with, it can help you learn a bit more about the individuals and situations around you, and laughing over some scandalous story can release feel-good hormones that help combat stress and anxiety.

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