News

Recent UVA Study Shows Many People Can’t Sit Quietly For Long

Recent UVA Study Shows Many People Can’t Sit Quietly For Long

Photo: WINA

Some people can’t sit around for a few minutes with no cellphones or other distractions. A new study from the University of Virginia found some adults would shock themselves rather than be alone with their thoughts. UVA Psychology Professor Tim Wilson says the results were surprising to some researchers. They were amazed that so many participants chose to get a mild electric shock rather than sit quietly and contemplate. The participants ranged in age from 18 to 77.

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man ruins your favorite movie

stay-puft

Again, the internet proved it's awesomeness with #AddAPuftRuinAMovie. These are some of our favorites!

in Sports

‘Johnny Football’ has a month to win Browns QB job

manziel

Johnny Manziel has found instant popularity since being drafted by the Cleveland Browns, but will have to wait until to find out if he has the starting quarterback job.

in National

U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obamacare

obamacare

A U.S. appeals court threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to the health care overhaul.

in National

Armed bandits steal $181K from Atlantic City casino

casino

A manhunt is underway for masked robbers who stole $181,000 from Caesar's Atlantic City casino in New Jersey.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Charlottesville Named Happiest City In America

CvilleDowntownfromMontalto

Yet another honorable designation for our area, this time in a study by Harvard University.