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Forget something? Look where you're going

Ever go into another room for something and then forget what you were there for? A new study suggests that simply passing through a doorway can cause you to forget why you came into a room or what you wanted to find. "Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an 'event boundary' in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away," said Gabriel Radvansky, a psychology professor at the University of Notre Dame. "Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized," he explained.


Love that stability

Got a car? How about a bank account, stocks or bonds? If you answered "Yes," you may find yourself also saying, "I do." A new study finds that Americans who have financial assets such as a car or bank account are more likely to get married. Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth and -- after controlling for other factors such as income, employment and family background -- found that owning a car increased the likelihood that a man would get married for the first time in a given year by 2.6 percent, while owning a financial asset boosted the probability by 1.5 percent. Personal wealth also increased women's chances of getting married, but to a lesser degree than men.

-- HealthDay

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