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Gloomy Weather Good For Your Mind

Science often produces conflicting results. Or, rather, sometimes two studies shed light on different aspects of one issue that has not been fully studied. Such is the case with ...

A story we posted today putting some scientific evidence to the not-so-surprising notion that people who live in San Diego or Hawaii have fewer bouts of stress, depression and emotional problems than those who live in Kentucky where the weather is not so great.

However, another study out today (link below) finds gloomy days are good for the brain. Seems people performed better in memory tests during lousy weather when they were a little grumpy. "It seems counter-intuitive but a little bit of sadness is a good thing," says study leader Joe Forgas of the University of New South Wales.

One word: Vacation.

[Read the Full Story at The Mail]

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