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Thursday January 11st, 2018 morning edition

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Your false modesty isn’t fooling anyone, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Humblebragging — defined as “bragging masked by a complaint or humility” — actually makes people like you less than straight-up self-promotion, the research says.

The findings were published recently in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Sezer and her team conducted a series of experiments to determine how common humblebragging is and how others perceive it.

They found that humblebragging is everywhere: Out of 646 people surveyed, 70% could recall a humblebrag they’d heard recently.

They found that regular bragging was better on both counts, because it at least comes off as genuine, Sezer says.

“I hope I don’t sound like I’m humblebragging when I talk about this research. »


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Russia has interfered in 19 countries' elections over 2 decades, report finds

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Russia has interfered in the politics, governments and affairs of 19 countries for at least two decades, according to a newly released report by U.S. Senate Democrats.

The report, titled “Putin’s Asymmetric Assault on Democracy in Russia and Europe: Implications for U.S. National Security,” was released Wednesday and is 206 pages long.

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