New research at the University of Michigan did a study they say shows that gossiping among females made them healthier.

    They took 160 girls. Half exchanged info about themselves (the mind-meld women seem to do automatically), and the other half proofread a botany paper together.

    After 20 minutes, the girls exchanging personal info had increased their progesterone levels. Progesterone is a feel-good chemical promoting sleep and bone density.

    I also used it to hold in a pregnancy—it’s good stuff.

    The docs were advocating popping progesterone pills—no way.

    But a gab fest might relieve tension and make us feel more fortunate. After all, OUR husband is not on the internet until all hours—and that’s a good thing.

    Every woman I know gossips…and we are still walking around. I know—not scientific. But strangely satisfying.

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