Having a sister makes you happier and more optimistic

That probably explains why I wasn’t as happy as I should be. Turns out, having a sister makes you happier and more optimistic.

Having a sister makes you happier and more optimistic, say psychologists

Growing up with at least one girl in the family also makes people more able to cope with their problems, according to the study.

Daughters tie loved ones closer together and encourage them to communicate their emotions more effectively, the researchers believe.

Prof Tony Cassidy, from the University of Ulster, who carried out the study with researchers from De Montfort University in Leicester, said that having a sister helped to promote good mental health.

He said: “Sisters appear to encourage more open communication and cohesion in families. However, brothers seem to have the alternative effect. Emotional expression is fundamental to good psychological health and having sisters promotes this in families.”

Girls who had sisters also tended to be more independent and keen on achievement, according to the findings. (Source: Telegraph)

I have a brother.

Man killed wife over Facebook post

BBC reports that a man has killed his wife in a Facebook row. His wife had had her Facebook profile updated to “single” and had posted entries that humiliated him.

Man killed wife in Facebook row

Wayne Forrester, 34, told police he was devastated that his wife Emma, also 34, had changed her online profile to “single” days after he had moved out.

The Old Bailey heard Forrester drove to her home in Croydon, south London, and attacked the mother-of-two.

He stabbed her with a kitchen knife and a meat cleaver on 18 February. He beat her, tore out clumps of her hair, and repeatedly stabbed her in the head and neck.

Forrester, who pleaded guilty to murder, was ordered to serve a minimum term of 14 years.

‘Devastated and humiliated’

The day before the murder, he called her parents and complained about his wife’s Facebook entry which he said “made her look like a fool”, the court heard.

“She then posted messages on an internet website telling everyone she had left me and was looking to meet other men. (Source: BBC)

This is tragic.

I do admit that the thing that caught my attention is the word Facebook.