Gossip. It is everywhere.

Every week tens of mil­lions of North Amer­i­cans read gossip mag­a­zines, scan celebrity blogs and web­sites, and follow Twitter feeds that buzz inces­santly with both rumours—and truth. Mean­while office gossip about who got a raise, who is under­per­forming, and who is get­ting hired or fired, tire­lessly fills our desires for work­place water-​​cooler chatter.

Let’s face it, we all gossip. We seek it, we spread it. And now lan­guage and evo­lu­tionary sci­ence says gossip is as old as time and will never go away. But is that such a bad thing?

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