Five ways ‘bad’ behaviour can benefit you – and others

“I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.” This quote from the television host and comedian Johnny Carson illustrates an uncomfortable truth – that we can’t always be angels. And nor should we be. Research has uncovered a variety of benefits that can arise from instances of what might otherwise label as “bad” behaviour. Swearing. There are many well documented benefits of swearing, including improving pain tolerance, boosting physical strength and helping social cohesion. ….[READ]