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Eleven new studies suggest 'power poses' don't work

(Michigan State University) The claim that holding a 'power pose' can improve your life became wildly popular several years ago, fueling the second most-watched TED talk ever but also casting doubts about the science behind the assertion. Now comes the most definitive evidence to date -- a wave of scientific studies spearheaded by a Michigan State University researcher -- suggesting that power poses do not improve your life.
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