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When Is the Happiest Time in Life? — Survey of the Day

While one might assume the happiest time in life is during the carefree days of childhood or the wild years of college, for most people it actually comes years after that.

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What’s America’s Best Fast Food Chain?

It there is one thing Americans like, it’s our food fast. Our great nation pioneered the fast food game, and judging from a new report from The Temkin Group we are doing a great job at it, if we do say so ourselves.

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Can Online Relationships Be Considered Cheating? — Survey of the Day

A good amount of time and energy on the internet is spent by folks trying to make some sort of romantic connection.

Many of these relationship never make it offline, but they can be intense, nonetheless.

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New Phonebooks…Really? [POLL]

The past two day's we have received two different phone books, one on the ground next to our mailbox and the other was actually shoved inside our mailbox.

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Is Text Messaging the Newest Cure for Addiction?

It turns out suffers from alcohol dependency might be able to kick the habit by doing what comes natural… texting. Yup, a new study has found actual evidence that there may be a health benefit to text messaging.

Research with young problem drinkers found those who sent and received weekly text messages tracking their alcohol consumption drank less at the end of the 12-week program than they did at the beginning.

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Americans Have Fewer Close Friends Compared to 25 Years Ago

While social media sites may have increased Americans’ overall number of acquaintances, new research slated for publication in a journal called ‘Social Networks’ shows the number of people we claim as close friends is now lower than it was 25 years ago.

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Two Out of Three Think a Wife Should Take Husband’s Last Name – Survey of the Day

Sixty-seven percent of Americans think that a woman should take her husband’s surname upon marriage, according to an Indiana University survey of 815 adults.

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Fatty and Sugary Foods May Be as Addictive as Cocaine and Cigarettes

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting fatty and sugary foods rewire the brain in the same way drugs like cocaine and nicotine do, leading to addiction.

In recent studies, lab animals who have been fed a diet of sugary and fatty snacks show the classic signs of addiction, and brain scans of obese humans show the same disturbances in their reward circuits as the brains that are found in drug addicts.

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Most Americans Think Crime Is Getting Worse — Survey of the Day

According to a new Gallup poll, 68 percent of Americans believe there is more crime than a year ago.

17 percent of the survey’s respondents reported there is less crime, and 8 percent believe the crime rate is unchanged. This marked the seventh year in a row that at least 67 percent of Americans answered crime is getting worse.

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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Mental Illness?

Data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) suggests 20 percent of American adults — 44.5 million people — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year.

The report defines “mental illness” as any sort of diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that causes “substantial functional impairment” or requires treatment, and provides a list of how much of each state’s population has suffered such a disorder.

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Forty-Seven Percent of Americans Own Guns — Survey of the Day

Gun ownership is at an 18-year high, according to a new Gallup poll.

Forty-seven percent of Americans report having a gun in their home or elsewhere on their property, up from 41 percent last year and the most since 1993 when 54 percent reported gun ownership.

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Study Finds Women Injured More in Car Crashes Than Men

A new study finds women are more likely than men to be injured in automobile accidents, and the culprit may be safety features that are not properly proportioned for them.

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