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Carly Rae Jepsen's Emotion: Ebullient Love Songs For the Everygal

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After Carly Rae Jepsen’s enormous 2012 hit “Call Me Maybe,” it seemed like the Canadian pop star would be relegated to one-hit wonder territory. The album it spurred, Kiss, never produced a single as big, plus the ubiquity of “Maybe” is difficult to top and lightning that cheesy doesn’t strike twice. But what Jepsen… » 8/21/15 11:15am 8/21/15 11:15am

British People Are Consistently Dour, Survey Suggests

Since this item comes to us trippingly off of the tongue of the Daily Mail, feel free to take it with as many grains of salt as you think is wise given your hypertension, but a new survey of 20,000 cloudy-browed Britons and sunny-side-up Americans has found that Americans are really friendly and optimistic, while… » 6/22/13 3:30pm 6/22/13 3:30pm

Literature Trends Show That No One Wants to Feel Anything But Scared

You know that feeling you get when you are reading a book and the language is so emotive and beautiful that it makes you want to break down and weep? Unless you're a fan of the classics, probably not. A new study out of the Universities of Bristol, Sheffield, and Durham shows that literature over the past 100 years… » 3/21/13 12:25pm 3/21/13 12:25pm

Even Tiny Tots Show Signs of Addictive Personalities

Chances are you wouldn't look at a three-year-old running around with their friends and think, "That kid's definitely going to grow up to have a serious gambling addiction" or "Boy, is she ever headed for a drug problem." And yet a new study has shown that children's behavior at that age can offer real clues about… » 4/27/12 2:00pm 4/27/12 2:00pm