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New Study Says Texting Makes Us More Confident People!

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Good news! Your unlimited texting plan is paying off by making you a more confident person!

A new study done at Indiana University Bloomington shows that texting and messaging gives people a self esteem boost!

The study tracked text communications like Facebook, email, and, of course, text messaging over six days, and the study found that:

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You Know Nothing Unless You Take This Awesome Game Of Thrones Class!

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If only this class were available to the Jon Snow, then Ygritte wouldn't rub his cluelessness in his face so much! HA!

But then, maybe the show wouldn't have earned as many Emmy nods as it did!

So now, not only can you watch Game of Thrones on HBO, but now you can actually STUDY it thanks to the class being offered at the University of Virginia!

(Looks like someone's taking advice from the professor who created the Miley Cyrus sociology course!)

But, wait, GoT is based on a book series, what's the big deal that there's a college course on it?

Well, Lisa Woolfork, the professor of the summer class at UVA, explains that it's much MORE than just a silly old English class.

In fact, she's teaching the books along with the HBO episodes and proving that the series doesn't "ruin" the books, but they enhance the reading experience!

She said:

'One of the goals behind this class was to teach students how the skills that we use to study literature are very useful skills for reading literature and TV in conjunction. Game of Thrones is popular, it’s interesting, but it’s also very serious. There are a lot of things in the series that are very weighty, and very meaningful, and can be illuminated through the skills of literary analysis'

It’s so literary – how in-depth it is, how robust it is, how much there is to discuss about it. But we’re also very concerned about the pop culture aspects, how we as viewers receive Game of Thrones. I think it’s important to apply the same principles we do with literature to television and film…'

WHOA! How exciting does THAT sound!

We wonder what the next pop culture-induced college class will be?

The Avengers differences in comic books and movies? Taylor Swift's influence on the music industry?

So many options!

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Study Finds That Teens Who Sext Are More Likely To Be Sexually Active! SHOCKER!

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A USC study has come up with some big "no duh" news lately… the youth who sends the most sexts is the most sexually active!

The study found that middle schoolers who reported receiving a sext were six times more likely to be sexually active.

But wait, there's more, and it's actually fascinating!

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Diet Soda: Good For Weight Loss But Also Bad For Weight Loss… Wait… What?

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We all know that diet soda is a great alternative to normal soda, and it can even help you lose weight.

We also know that diet soda can derail your diet and lead to obesity among other problems.

So basically, we're all super confused and don't know how to feel about diet soda.

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This Woman Had Sex With A Dolphin! A LOT! Animal Abuse Or Naw?

Dolphin researcher from the 60's recalls how she used to regularly pleasure a male dolphin.

Margaret Howe Lovatt was an animal researcher caught up in the weirdness of the 1960's.

The weirdness we speak of is the Nasa-funded experiment on the U.S. Virgin Islands where Margaret tried to teach a dolphin named Peter to speak English.

Margaret lived with Peter the dolphin in a normal, domestic home… that just happened to be filled with knee-deep water!

She and Peter lived together and their friendship pretty quickly blossomed into something more… gross physical.

Margaret said:

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