Scary Movies Bring People and Things Together

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_991bd89323.jpgnyul/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Fear creates strong bonds, even if it's with an inanimate object like a bottle of soda. This, according to a new study by PhD student Lea Dunn from the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Dunn contends that people will seek out others in a theater during a scary movie "but, in the absence of friends, our study shows consumers will create heightened emotional attachment with a brand that happens to be on hand."

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Avoid Teen Feelings of Angst in Adult Relationships

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_768e9f095c.jpgCREATISTA/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Almost every teen goes through it: that period in life when you can't stand being around your parents. Often, these feelings pass although sometimes the animosities can linger well beyond adolescence. Generally, people who had better relationships with their parents reported a higher quality of their own romantic involvements as adults.

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Are Health Officials Predicting an 'End Game' for Cigarettes?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_4a7c1cee47.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Will anyone be smoking in the future? Not if health officials predictions are right. Health officials have long wished for the end of cigarette smoking, but have shied away from predicting when smoking rates will fall to zero, until now. According to ABC's Daniela Bilotta, thanks to policies that have proven to drive down tobacco use officials are starting to throw around phrases like "end game" and "tobacco-free generation."

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Calif. Company Recalls Year's Worth of Processed Meat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_208d87f054.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (PETALUMA, Calif.) -- A California company is recalling a year's worth of processed meat that's shipped to distribution centers and retail stores in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. The USDA has declared meat processed by Rancho Feeding Corporation between Jan. 1, 2013 and Jan. 7, 2014 unfit for human consumption. According to ABC's Alex Stone, the Petaluma, Calif. based company reportedly processed diseased animals without a full federal inspection.

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Heroin's Euphoric High Makes It Hard to Quit

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_4d9c5617ee.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has highlighted the plight of some 369,000 Americans addicted to heroin. Use of the drug – an opiate similar to morphine – is on the rise in the United States, nearly doubling between 2007 and 2011 when 620,000 Americans reported using heroin at least once, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In the same year, use of the drug led to nearly 260,000 emergency room visits.

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