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If your favorite movie genre is horror or thrillers – get the SMALL popcorn. Because research from Cornell University says movie-goers are more likely to munch while watching scary movies. Why? Blame the stress from the edge-of-your-seat action! It increases the stress hormone cortisol, which prompts us to eat more in case we need energy to run from Freddy Krueger! Cortisol also makes us crave fatty and salty foodsnot kale and blueberries. So if you’re going to watch horror movies – get the small popcorn. Cornell’s experts say small portions can be just as satisfying, both physically and psychologically, as servings with 7-times as many calories.

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