Skip Nav
Books
13 Reader-Approved Books That Will Make You Smile
Productivity
8 Tips to Help You Wake Up and Get Out of Bed Fast
Budget Tips
Make These 86 Amazing Meals For $5 or Less

Blame Your Genes If Market News Makes You Anxious

If your nails have taken a beating along with the economy, you might be able to blame your genes for desperately needing a manicure. Nail-biting nerves are genetic, according to new research — the study showed that a person's ability to deal with market turmoil is linked to her DNA.

Subjects' DNA was tested for variations of serotonin and dopamine which are thought to be impact risk-taking behavior, and the data was used to identify individuals with high-risk profiles or high-anxiety profiles. The participants were given money and told to invest it however they wanted, and the previously identified high-anxiety individuals invested 28 percent less money in risky investments than their high-risk peers.

Still, researcher Camelia Kuhnen acknowledged that experience has a lot to do with how much risk a person can handle and said, "People may learn a lot from this crisis."

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Interesting.
Decorative Knobs For Dressers
Do Tell: Are You Enjoying the Simpler Life?
How Money Are You: Match the Company to Its Stock Ticker
Watching the Market Will Drive You Nuts!
Three Tips For Sticking to Your Retirement Savings

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Afforable DIY & Organization
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds