Wearing a helmet actually increases risk-taking.

Humans are funny creatures. We go to great lengths to prolong our lives and prevent injury, from taking multivitamins to wearing bicycle helmets. Yet, as this study shows, these same behaviors actually make us feel so invulnerable that we take more risks than we would otherwise. Here, the researchers showed that even people NOT riding bicycles were more likely to take risks if wearing a helmet rather than a baseball cap. Not only that, but they take risks that would not be made safer by wear

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