Bad mood improves memory

Journos seem surprised by this study that found that those who were in a bad mood were better eye witnesses than those in a good mood. To me, it makes perfect sense. My firm belief is that being in a good mood is all about self-deception, for God’s sake don’t look too closely at the details. I’m happy because I’m in denial about life, and long may it last!

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