Today in Research: Ways Not to Be Angry; Our Drinking Problems

Today in research: staying in a good mood, drinking a bit, mapping a land grab, and more about apples.

  • Ways to not be an angry person: eat food and try not to get stressed out. Got that? By following those straightforward, research-driven directives, you may get enough serotonin in your system, which helps curb aggression. That's what we learned, anyway, from a study published by Cambridge University researchers that's being touted as the first "to show how this chemical helps regulate behavior in the brain as well as why some individuals may be more prone to aggression." [Reuters]
  • We don't have a drinking problem, per se. But since World War II a meta-analysis of 31 alcohol studies finds a trend, loosely paraphrased as: every American generation drinks more than the last. Maybe that's why we've seen all those "moderate alcohol consumption is good for you" studies out there. [The Los Angeles Times]

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