gossip – a social skill

MSNBC.com ran a story today entitled “Here’s a secret: Gossip may be good for you” which talks about the benefits of gossiping, how not to gossip, the differences in the way men and women gossip, and a recent scientific study on gossip. 

“It’s a social skill, not a character flaw,” says Frank McAndrew a professor of psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. “It’s only when you don’t do it well that you get into trouble.” 

Read it here…and then tell all your friends.

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