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How you believe meat was raised affects how good it tastes

A new study in the journal PLOS One found that people thought meat looked, smelled and tasted better when they were told it had been raised on a humane farm as opposed to an industrial feedlot.


Coffee addiction might be genetic

A study in Scientific Reports that compared how much coffee people drink to their genomes found that a certain gene, PDSS2, may make people more receptive to caffeine. This could help explain why some people get more of a kick from their morning coffee.


Older people are happier than people in their 20s

A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, which focused on a sampling of people ages 21 to 99 in San Diego, found that people in their 20s and 30s had the highest levels of anxiety, depression and stress, while people in later generations had higher levels of happiness.


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