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Getting something that angers you off your chest may make you feel better in the moment, but new research suggests it is not effective at reducing the rage. The Ohio State University review of more than one hundred previous studies found what really works to reduce anger is lowering the rage instead of feeding the anger and aggression. Despite what popular wisdom may suggest, even going for a run is not an effective way to lower anger, since it increases arousal levels. Instead, the study in the journal Clinical Psychology Review found stress reduction methods, taking deep breaths, meditation, yoga—even counting to ten have been shown to be effective at reducing anger and aggression. The conclusion is any good feeling we get from immediate venting reinforces aggression.

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