Are Blue States Better at Exemplifying Red State Values? The Data Might Surprise You.

Who actually practices what they preach? Various studies suggest that blue states do a better job at staying married and avoiding teen pregnancy—but like all data, it's not so simple.

Anybody watching the news today will hear that Americans are engaged in a great culture war, with fronts ranging from football to what news we watch to questions of whose rights are at risk. As we all know must be true, the blue states are full of liberals who smoke dope, sleep around, and watch Modern Family, while the red states are full of bible thumpers who drink Tennessee whiskey, are loyal to their spouses, and enjoy Duck Dynasty.

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Family Conflict in Childhood May Affect Your Immune System as an Adult

The study had some interesting findings for the adult children of separated parents who were civil. 

 

A young girl who is scared. Flikr.

More and more, we’re learning about the mind-body connection and how it affects health. We’re also realizing that epigenetic changes from our parents and the emotional climate in which they lived, can plant negative seeds in us. In our own lives, medical researchers in the last several decades have figured out that chronically feeling negative emotions can weaken our immune system, while long-term positive ones boost it.

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Can You Fix a Broken Heart by Writing about It?

Break-ups can be bad for your health. But new research shows that writing about your separation can improve cardiac health—as long as you write in a certain way. 

Writing in our diary may be good for our heart, quite literally.

Going through a separation, a divorce, or even just a bad break-up can feel earth shattering and soul destroying. As if this wasn't enough, separating from your loved one can also wreak havoc on your health.

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