Are Shopaholics Spending to Relieve Stress?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_7b0cb8b2c7.jpgFuse/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- By spending like crazy, shopaholics may be unwittingly feeding their addictions to relieve stress created by traumatic events. That’s the finding of a study by Michigan State University business professor Ayalla Ruvio, who says with a bit of irony, “When the going gets tough, the materialistic go shopping.” The problem, according to Ruvio, is that materialistic people feed their low-esteem through compulsive shopping and the need to "buy buy buy" just makes the inner conflicts worse.

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Wine Drinking Habits Affected by Glass, Pouring and Color

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_e6771b9dc5.jpgPurestock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Size does matter, at least when it comes to wine glasses. Researchers from Cornell University and Iowa State found that people tend to drink more wine from a wider glass than a narrower one. They made the discovery while observing more than 70 students of legal drinking age who drank at least one glass of wine a week in a setting where the researchers could manipulate environmental cues.

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Researchers Create Voice-Analyzing App to Diagnose Concussions

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_4c1dba33b4.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NOTRE DAME, Ind.) -- Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have created an app that they say will diagnose concussions simply by analyzing a person’s voice. After first identifying concussions in college boxers, Notre Dame researchers are planning to test their app on 1,000 youth and high school football players, according to the MIT Technology Review.

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Body Parts Found in Michigan Sewer Might Be Medical Waste

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_4732494ddb.jpgJoseph Devenney/Getty Images (STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.) -- For a third time in a little over a year, body parts have been found in the sewers surrounding Detroit. On Wednesday, workers found human remains while working in the sewer system in Sterling Heights, Mich. Human remains were also found in the nearby city of Warren, Mich., in late 2012.

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Poll: Many Americans Have Incomplete Understanding of Obamacare

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_106d9b40d9.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (NEW YORK) -- One day before the new health insurance marketplaces open, offering health insurance plans for millions, many Americans still do not completely understand the impact of the Affordable Care Act. A new national poll by the Commonwealth Fund found that just one-in-three uninsured Americans know about the marketplaces.

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