Once again an Italian has pulled the fuck through for betches everywhere: scientists at the University of Pavia discovered that women who gossip have higher levels of oxytocin aka the hormone that builds you happy. The Italian culture has given us Prosecco, pasta, and now, an excuse to spread rumors. God bless.

The researchers got 22 college girls together and split them into two groups. One group gossiped about an accidental pregnancy (), and the other group had to listen to some girls squeak about an athletic injury( I’m presuming it was CrossFit because she sounds like the most difficult ). Basically, the experiment was like section for a huge lecturing class, but one section had the cool TA and the other had the shitty one who devoted pop quizzes.

After the group convos, the 22 girls came together and had a casual discussion of the reasons why they participated in the study( fund for wine) and what classes they were taking( the ones that don’t take attendance ). Then they were tested for their levels of two hormones: cortisol, the stress hormone and oxytocin, the pleasure hormone.

All of the women had lower cortisol levels after the experimentation, likely because everybody felt route better about their lives compared to the school slut and the CrossFit bitch. But only the women who were in the rumor group had higher levels of oxytocin. That entails gossiping releases oxytocin, oxytocin stimulates you happy, and happy people simply don’t shoot their husbands. So to quote Carrie Bradshaw, “let’s gossip to get our heart rates up, ” because talking shit is the new cardio.

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