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Brits are genetically grumpier

Brits are genetically grumpier | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
New research from the University of Warwick has revealed that the Brits, French and Americans are more likely to be grumpy
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It's official: The British are born to be miserable, new research finds

It's official: The British are born to be miserable, new research finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
“The British do not expect happiness,” claimed English writer Quentin Crisp – and it appears he may have been right.
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Americans, Brits and French are born miserable: Length of gene determines how happy you will be

Americans, Brits and French are born miserable: Length of gene determines how happy you will be | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The French are often accused of being grumpy and dismissive. But Britons and Americans are also hardwired to be miserable, scientists claim, the Daily Mail reports.

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Americans and Brits are genetically programmed to be MISERABLE 

Americans and Brits are genetically programmed to be MISERABLE  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
  • Scientists at Warwick University discovered the gene responsible for serotonin levels in the brain is responsible for setting your mood
  • The shorter the gene, the lower the levels of the mood-enhancing hormone
  • Longer the gene the higher the levels of serotonin, thus people are happier
  • Danes found to be happiest, and have longest form of the gene
  • But those in France are most miserable, with the shortest form
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Britons are born grumpy. But cheer up, French are worse

Britons are born grumpy. But cheer up, French are worse | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The British, Americans and the French are born to be miserable and no amount of money or sunshine will change that, researchers suggest
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It is being a misery that keeps me going

It is being a misery that keeps me going | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
HURRAH! I’m a grumpy old woman – and it’s not my fault!
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​Brits genetically ‘programmed’ to be grumpy

​Brits genetically ‘programmed’ to be grumpy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
According to research published on Thursday, Brits are more likely to be grumps because they possess a “short form” version of a gene that produces serotonin – the neurochemical which controls happiness levels in the brain.
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Feeling grumpy? Britons were officially BORN to be miserable

Feeling grumpy? Britons were officially BORN to be miserable | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
HERE'S some news to brighten your day - Britons are born to be miserable and down–trodden, according to new research.
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