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IN THE NEWS: According to the Hollywood Reporter, an extensive new research study has found that unhappy people watch more TV while those consider themselves happy spend more time reading and socializing.
The University of Maryland analyzed 34 years of data collected from more than 45,000 participants and found that watching TV might make you feel good in the short term but is more likely to lead to overall unhappiness.
COMMENTARY: Researchers called this the “Becker” syndrome.
In the news: Having a big waistline can nearly double your risk of dying early, a major study has found. Researchers from Imperial College London, the German Institute of Human Nutrition and other European institutions did the wide-scale study found that carrying excess fat around the middle increases the risk of early death. The study was in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers did not focus on why some people develop bulging waistlines, but they said anyone with a large waist should increase their daily exercise, avoid drinking alcohol excessively and improve their diet.
Commentary: This is a follow-up to the original 1962 study done at Faber College, where top researcher Dean Vernon Wormer warned: Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.