Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

People are happier if they are able to feel emotions they desire – even if those emotions are unpleasant, such as anger and hatred, a study suggests. The results of the study, compiled by an international team of researchers, found happiness is “more than simply feeling pleasure and avoiding pain”. Researchers asked participants what emotions they desired and felt. This was then compared to how they rated their overall happiness, or life satisfaction. The researchers…

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North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis

North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said America still hopes to solve the North Korea crisis using diplomacy. After days of fiery rhetoric from both the US and North Korea, Mr Mattis said war would be “catastrophic” and that diplomacy was gaining results. Pyongyang on Thursday announced it was finalising a plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam. Earlier, President Donald Trump said North Korea should be “very, very nervous” if…

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Chloe Grace Moretz says she was body shamed by male co-star

Chloe Grace Moretz says she was body shamed by male co-star

Chloe Grace Moretz is not a fan of body shaming. Earlier this summer, the actress said she was “appalled and angry” about a billboard advert for her movie Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs, which suggested being overweight made you less beautiful. And now, she’s spoken for the first time about a time she was fat-shamed on set by one of her male co-stars. She told Variety: “This guy that was my love interest was…

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North Korea says considering missile strike on Guam

North Korea says considering missile strike on Guam

North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. The report in state media, quoting an earlier military statement, came hours after President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury”. The North’s official news agency said it was considering a plan to fire medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based. The exchanges mark a sharp rise in rhetoric between the two…

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Sinead O'Connor says she's 'suicidal' in Facebook video

Sinead O'Connor says she's 'suicidal' in Facebook video

Sinead O’Connor has said she feels “suicidal” in a video uploaded to her Facebook account. The singer is seen crying in the 12-minute video, which she said she was uploading in an effort to help people understand mental illness. “I am now living in a motel in New Jersey. I’m all by myself,” she said. “Mental illness, it’s like drugs, it doesn’t [care] who you are, and equally what’s worse, the stigma doesn’t care who…

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Bake Off's Noel Fielding now says he loves cake

Bake Off's Noel Fielding now says he loves cake

Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding has responded to reports that he would not be eating any cake on the Channel 4 show. The comedian and actor said he was joking when he told a journalist he wouldn’t be partaking in any nibbles during the baking contests. “No-one likes a tubby gut,” the Sunday Times reported. But Fielding tweeted that he had actually joked: “No-one likes a tubby goth.” The Mighty Boosh star added:…

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US attorney general says four charged in crackdown on leaks

US attorney general says four charged in crackdown on leaks

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US attorney general has said four people have been charged over leaks as the Trump administration launched a crackdown on embarrassing disclosures. Jeff Sessions said the suspects were accused of divulging classified material or concealed contacts with foreign intelligence officers. America’s top prosecutor said the administration has tripled the number of active leak probes since January. President Donald Trump has criticised Mr Sessions as “very weak” on…

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North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson

North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US government is not seeking a regime change in North Korea, the secretary of state says, amid tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons programme. “We’re not your enemy,” Rex Tillerson said, adding that the US wanted a dialogue at some point. Meanwhile, a senior Republican senator said President Trump considered going to war with North Korea as an option. Pyongyang claimed that its latest missile test could hit the…

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