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'Comfort Food' May Be a Myth

Study suggests it's time, not food, that improves our mood

(Newser) - Feel better after that bowl of ice cream? It might not be the food itself that's responsible; instead, it could just be the passage of time that's lifting your mood, researchers say. They had study participants name their favorite comfort foods; the participants were also asked to identify... More »

Mailman Wants to Wear a Kilt

Carrier advocates for the right to wear a MUG

(Newser) - Dean Peterson likes kilts. In fact, the 48-year-old Air Force vet and mail carrier owns 15 of them, and he's on a one-man crusade to persuade the USPS to allow carriers to wear kilts on the job, the Boston Globe reports. He’s contacted every postal union branch in the... More »

Those Shoes Are Just Killing Your Feet

Experts say barefoot would be better

(Newser) - Walk a mile in my shoes? No way, researchers say—even comfortable shoes warp how we walk and damage our bodies. "With one carelessly designed instrument, our shoes, we have warped the pure anatomical form of human gait," one expert wrote. So Brooklyn scribe Adam Sternbergh walks a... More »

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