New Map Shows What Each State Hates the Most and We Have Some Serious Questions

In 2006, a study published by the University of Oklahoma found that people really bond by sharing negative attitudes about others. The study found, "We propose that sharing a negative—as compared to a positive—attitude about a third party is particularly effective in promoting closeness between people. Findings from two survey studies and an experiment support this idea. In Studies 1 and 2, participants' open-ended responses revealed a tendency to recall sharing with their closest friends more negative than positive attitudes about other people. Study 3 established that discovering a shared negative attitude about a target person predicted liking for a stranger more strongly than discovering a shared positive attitude (but only when attitudes were weak). Presumably, sharing negative attitudes is alluring because it establishes in-group/out-group boundaries, boosts self-esteem, and conveys highly diagnostic information about attitude holders. Despite the apparent ubiquity of this effect, participants seemed unaware of it. Instead, they asserted that sharing positive attitudes about others would be particularly effective in promoting closeness."

It should also be noted that the study was done by researchers from OU and their most-hated rival, the University of Texas.

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5 Pantry Staples You Probably Didn't Realize Can Clean With

Did you know that you probably have natural cleaning remedies already in your home sitting in your pantry? Yep! All you have to do is know how to use them.

5 Pantry Staples You Probably Didn't Realize Can Clean With:

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7 Head-Turning Roadside Attractions in the South

A road trip is not complete without making a detour to see an interesting roadside attraction, and these roadside attractions are definitely, well, head-turning to say the least.

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7 Awesome Tiny Homes You Can Rent Yourself

Are you caught up in the tiny home craze and just can't wait any longer to try one out for yourself? Look no futher.

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8 Steps to Degerming a Hotel Room

There's nothing that brings excitement and dread quite like a hotel room. More often than not, the second you step foot into your rented abode, the fear creeps in-- who has been here before? Was that really washed? Should I bleach this myself?

Thanks to Real Simple and Microbiologist Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., a professor of microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine, in New York City, we now know exactly what to do to feel right at home and less invaded by germs when we visit a hotel.

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McDonald's Explained Why Their Burgers Look Different In The Commercials

Almost everyone I know in a moment of desperation has had to go through the experience of getting fast food. You never have high hopes for the quality, but all too often, we are still disappointed to open the bag to see something that only vaguely resembles food. I've had Big Macs that looked like they were prepared in zero gravity. I've had a Whopper that looked like modern art.

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Recipe: No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

I love yummy goodies, but in the heat of the summer I hate turning on the oven. That's why I love this No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake recipe. It's so easy to make and it includes fresh strawberries, which are always a summer favorite!

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You Have to Hear Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Try to Out Grandparent Each Other

Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were together for the first time since they both became grandparents and forget social initiatives, foreign policy or taxes-- these two just wanted to out grandparent the other. The two were together during a panel at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas as part of the graduation ceremony for 60 members of the 2017 Class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) Program.

As you may or may not know, Clinton has become great friends with his predecessor, President George H.W. Bush, which has allowed him to be friendly with the younger Bush, as well.

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