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Study: People make better decisions when they have to pee

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Bathroom line.

Reporting from the department of counterintuitive scientific studies, the journal Psychological Science is publishing a study revealing that "you seem to make better decisions when you have a full bladder."

In fact, one of the researchers thinks that people should maybe "make important life decisions" when they need to pee. Why? As The Atlantic summed it up,

Basically: Tuk and her team conducted a study wherein they had participants drink either a lot of water or a little water. Then the participants answered a series of questions about short-term versus long-term rewards — for example, "they could choose to receive either $16 tomorrow or $30 in 35 days." The researchers found that "the people with full bladders were better at holding out for the larger reward later." According to Psychological Science, this suggests that "self-control over one bodily desire can generalize to other domains as well."

Yes, of course, the type of "self-control over one bodily desire" that leads people to urinate in public swimming pools. Science, you!