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A new study shows that men are better than women at making up after a fight. The research was [conducted / conduction] by a team from Harvard University in the USA. It looked at the [differentials / differences] between how men and women made up with [each / one] other after same-sex sporting events. [Lead / Leader] author of the research, professor Joyce Benenson, [concluded / conclusion] that men spend a longer time and put more [affront / effort] into making up with their male sporting [foes / flows] than women did [of / with] their female opponents. The researchers analysed recordings of tennis, table tennis, badminton and boxing [involving / involvement] men and women from 44 countries. They found that men spent considerably more time than women shaking hands and physically [embracing / embraced] .

Professor Benenson said she was [surprises / surprised] by her findings, especially at [how / now] women spent so little [timing / time] making up with their [rivalry / rivals] . She said: "What you'll see is that many times, females brush their fingers against each other….You're [expected / expelled] by the sport to do something but with women it's so frosty." This was in great contrast [two / to] men. Benenson observed that: "With the males, even with a handshake, you can see the [warm / warmth] , the tightness of it." She added: "I expected this would be the least [strength / strong] in boxing because you try to kill the other person, but it's the strongest in this sport. There really is this [scents / sense] of love for your opponent, which is [beyond / before] my understanding."

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