Gossip is good for you

Updated November 10 2012 - 3:15am, first published January 6 2012 - 11:30am
Digital illustration: Greg Bakes.
Digital illustration: Greg Bakes.

Did you stop to watch, even briefly, the Kardashian circus when it was in town? Or pick up on the tweets from Warnie about where he was taking Liz for breakfast? Such celebrity gossip is much more than a fascination with the rich and famous. It is an in-demand social skill that picks up on our intense curiosity about the lives of others, a trait evolutionary psychologists say is deeply encoded in our DNA.

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