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It’s Never Been Sunnier in Philadelphia

Penn researchers found that Philadelphia and its surrounding areas were among the least trusting and least agreeable people in the nation. The overall mood, however, seems to have shifted in the wake of the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory. Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences said that it is “conceivable that victory in one sport would energize victory in another sport.”



Video: Why This Psychologist Says You SHOULD Argue in Front of the Kids

Adam Grant of the Wharton School has said it’s healthy for parents to have disagreements in front of their children. Grant, who specializes in disrupting conventional wisdom, explained that presenting kids with multiple viewpoints can help them evolve into more creative adults.