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There’s an upside to keeping your happiest personal news a secret

Keeping a secret that is joyful — like a promotion at work or plans for a marriage proposal — can make you feel more alive than sharing the news right away. That’s according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

Here & Now’s Deepa Fernandes speaks with one of the study’s authors, Katie Greenaway, an associate professor in psychology at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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