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Consumers remain optimistic in February

[ 27 Feb 2015 ]

ANN ARBOR—Consumer optimism was affected in February by lower gas prices and an unusually harsh winter. The small overall decline from January still left consumer confidence at the highest levels in eight years, according to the University of Michigan (U-M)…


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Passive Facebook use undermines how a person feels

[ 27 Feb 2015 ]

ANN ARBOR—Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people’s profiles can have a negative impact on your well-being, says a University of Michigan researcher. Ethan Kross, U-M associate professor of psychology, and colleague Philippe Verduyn…