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Is 'hangry' a real emotion?

Is 'hangry' a real emotion?

Hanger is a cross between hunger and anger, and it's real alright. Learn more about hanger, what causes it and how you can stop it at HowStuffWorks.

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  • Cave, Steve. "The Up Side of Down." Financial Times. Aug. 9, 2008.
  • Chatzky, Jean. "Want to Be Rich? Don't Get Too Happy." CNNMoney. June 2008. (May 14, 2009)
  • Horwitz, Allan V. and Wakefield, Jerome C. "The Loss of Sadness." Oxford University Press. 2007. (May 14, 2009)
  • Lewis, Michael; Haviland-Jones, Jeanette M.; and Barrett, Lisa Feldman. "Handbook of Emotions." Guilford Press. 2008. (May 14, 2009)
  • Wilson, Eric G. "Against Happiness." Macmillan. 2009. (May 19, 2009)