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Study suggests that quitting smoking improves mood

Quit smoking; feel better:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Quitting smoking is certainly healthy for the body, but doctors and scientists haven't been sure whether quitting makes people happier, especially since conventional wisdom says many smokers use cigarettes to ease anxiety and depression. In a new study, researchers tracked the symptoms of depression in people who were trying to quit and found that they were never happier than when they were being successful, for however long that was.

(Distributed January 7, 2011)

Bigger than ever: Bell Gallery presents Faculty Triennial 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University presents Faculty Triennial 2010 from Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, through Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, featuring the work of 24 faculty artists from five departments, the largest faculty exhibition ever at Brown. The exhibition represents artists from the departments of Visual Art, Modern Culture and Media, and Theater Arts and Performance Studies, as well as the Literary Arts Program and Multimedia and Electronic Experiments (MEME).

(Distributed January 7, 2011)
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