Wasps With More Spots ‘Tend To Be More Aggressive’

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Scientists have discovered how to tell whether a wasp is angry – by looking at the markings on its head.

Researchers found that wasps with more black spots tend to be more aggressive and ferocious.

The remarkable connection was discovered as part of into an investigation into why some wasps have such patterned faces.

The study involved painting dots on the faces of dead wasps, placing them on tempting sugar cubes and see how other wasps reacted to them…

 

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Getting Angry Can Actually Be Good For You

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Losing your temper is good for you.

Losing your temper could actually be good for you, researchers have found, because letting off steam can lesson the effects of stress.  The findings appear to back up the common psychological theory that venting emotions is better for mental health than keeping them locked up.

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7-Eleven Launches Petition Drive Against Credit Card Fees – Collects 1.6M Signatures

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“We’re mad as hell and not going to take it anymore”

7-Eleven Inc. said Thursday that its franchisees and store operators have collected 1.6 million signatures nationwide in its petition drive against what it calls unfair credit card fees.
The Dallas-based convenience store chain held the signature drive from June 22 through Aug. 10 at store counters across the country. The petition calls for Congress to pass legislation that prohibits credit card networks and card-issuing banks from charging “unfair” transaction fees.
“Consumer response to this grassroots petition drive exceeded expectations,” said Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven’s president and CEO, in a prepared statement. “Customers share our frustration over the hidden fees that American retailers and, ultimately, consumers are forced to pay.”
The fees aren’t transparent and are assessed to store owners every time a customer uses a credit card, 7-Eleven said. The chain said fees cost American businesses and their customers $48 billion in 2008.
According to a 2008 study by the National Association of Convenience Stores, the average American convenience store owner paid 63 percent more in transaction fees than they earned in profits.
7-Eleven said convenience stores are unfairly hit because they generally have smaller purchases, which typically result in much higher rates.

7-Eleven Inc. said Thursday that its franchisees and store operators have collected 1.6 million signatures nationwide in its petition drive against what it calls unfair credit card fees.

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Exercise May Help Reduce Anger In Overweight Kids

Exercise May Help Reduce Anger In Overweight Kids

 Children who exercise regularly tend to be less angry

Studies have shown that overweight kids tend to be bullies or be bullied. And why do bullies push other kids around? Most likely because they are angry. A new study says that regular exercise may help reduce anger in healthy, overweight children.

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