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How Watching Reruns Helps Us

Study finds it can restore our self-control

(Newser) - All those hours spent on the couch watching old episodes of Friends were not wasted after all, a new study finds. Watching reruns actually has a beneficial impact, although probably not anything you might guess: It boosts your self-control. Read all the steps of the complicated study at Pacific Standard... More »

Groundbreaking Monk Solves Final Case

Show legitimized basic cable, ushering in golden age

(Newser) - Viewers will get their last taste of quirky detective Adrian Monk tonight, as the revolutionary USA show that bears his name airs its last episode. The content was never particularly groundbreaking—“Monk is very old-school,” its creator tells the Los Angeles Times . “It's a real throwback”—... More »

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