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How Tearjerkers Make You Happy to Be Sad

Fresh news, from the department of The Upsides to Real Downers: A new study, in a forthcoming issue of the journal Communications Research, teases out why watching depressing —where lovers are torn apart, families grieve, fight, or dissolve, women and children are in peril, or any and all maudlin, movie-of-the-week topics—actually makes many people feel…HAPPY. According to the researchers at […]

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Where Do You Generate Your Best Ideas?

Last week on 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin’s character, Jack Donaghy, explains how he’s been exercising something called the Shower Principle, a term that scientists use to describe how the brain generates ideas best when distracted from the task or issue at hand. As a writer, I’m a big fan of the SP, as I’ll call it…although I confess that I […]

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