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Studies show the benefits of being grateful

Buttery stuffing. Oozing gravy. Creamy mashed potatoes. The traditional Thanksgiving dinner is not for the health- or calorie-conscious. And that's before the pie.

But experts are saying that the sentiment behind our American day of feasting might actually have important benefits to health and wellness. Gratitude, apparently, can make even the most holiday-phobic among us happier, kinder, and less likely to dump cranberry sauce on our siblings' heads.

In time for the season, the New York Times reported some of the benefits of gratitude on minds and bodies based on a number of different studies. The results are impressive.

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