Like it or not, most people gossip. Sometimes, we just need to release pent-up frustration or emotions. Otherwise, our heads might actually explode — and now it's scientifically proven. Scientists from the University of Pavia have discovered that gossiping releases a significant amount of oxytocin, the pleasure hormone. Staff writer Krupa Kaneria asked UNC students what they thought about gossiping.
Sophomore human development and family studies major from Apex
"I do try to stay away from gossip because I think what’s usually being discussed is things that you don’t have the whole picture on. On the other side, I do believe it’s healthy to talk about your feelings, but usually gossip is other people’s business, and I think it can create more drama and hard feelings if the people on the other side of the gossip know what was said."