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I’m Going to Disneyland! Without the Kids! (June Cleaver Would Not Approve)

I grew up in Southern California. It was a great place to enjoy childhood, what with easy access to beaches, practically year round sunshine and Disneyland. I have tons of great memories of visiting Disneyland starting when I was five (when, much to my parents horror, I apparently spent most of my time pointing at costumed characters and other features and declaring them fake) and up through when I left for college. I remember often asking to go to Disneyland when I was little and my mom (and other moms) answering that it was a little too far away for more than an annual visit.

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People Are More Likely to Lie Via Text Message

The last time you faked sick to get out of an event, did you send a text or make a phone call? It turns out that people are more likely to lie via text message, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. Researchers from the UBC’s Sauder School of Business asked 170 students to perform mock stock transactions in one of four ways: face-to-face, by video, by audio or by text chatting. Half the participants were told to pretend they were stockbrokers and would be given a financial reward if they sold as much bad stock as possible to the “buyers.”