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According to a new study published in Psychology Science, writing down your negative thoughts and throwing them in the garbage can erase your bad mood. Lead researcher, Dr. Richard Petty, a professor at The Ohio State University, says for the experiment 83 people were asked to write down thoughts on their body image, then throw them away or keep them. They then had to rate their bodies. Petty says people who kept their papers were more likely to rate their bodies in accordance with what they wrote, and those who trashed their paper saw no change in how they rated their bodies. Petty says just as the mind controls the body, your body can control your mind. (Woman’s Health)

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