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Savory Experiences Are Less Satisfying When People Are Exposed To Fast Food
2014-06-03 09:10:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you like to stop and smell the roses, you might want to make sure that you’re living in an area where you can’t smell Big Macs or Kentucky Fried Chicken cooking, according to a recently published Social Psychological and Personality Science paper. That’s because exposure to fast food can cause people to become more impatient, undermining their ability to enjoy experiences that require time to savor and thoroughly enjoy,...

2014-04-09 10:04:04

Even six-year-olds know who you sit beside matters, whether you're in first grade or at a high-powered dinner. But now a new study, using the U.S. Senate Chamber as its laboratory, provides documented evidence of that phenomenon. It shows that where a person is located influences who they interact with and who they will turn to in order to build support for their own agenda. For the powerful however, seating arrangements don't make much of a difference. That's because the people they...

2014-02-27 23:31:38

ContactMonkey extends an exclusive offer to graduating students at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Schulich School of Business and the Rotman School of Management to track emails in Gmail and Outlook at no cost. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 You’ve worked hard to earn your degree, and now it’s time to make the most of it and find yourself a job out in the real world to flex your newly-built business muscles. The only problem? You’re not the only one looking for jobs...

2014-02-12 16:25:26

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the vast wealth generated in the last half century, in today's world inequality is worsening and poverty is becoming increasingly chronic. Hundreds of millions of people continue to live on less than $2 per day and lack basic human necessities such as nutritious food, shelter, clean water, primary health care, and education. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/DC64370) Innovating for the Global South: Towards an...

2014-01-10 11:22:35

It's no surprise that a cynical attitude towards the prospect of change makes change harder to implement. But it's important to understand that cynicism happens at an Individual and workplace-wide level and both must be addressed to get employee buy-in for change initiatives. What's more, leaders who can inspire their employees and make them feel confident in their work have the best chance of limiting the development of such disabling attitudes, says a study from the University of...

2013-12-23 10:36:24

Those looking for honest companies to invest in might want to check out businesses based in more religious communities, suggests a new paper from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. The study found that businesses with head offices in places with high levels of "religiosity" were less likely to experience stock price crashes as a result of not disclosing bad financial news. And it didn't matter whether those at the top were religious or not. Just being in a town where...

2013-08-30 23:28:39

Ty Shattuck Appointed as Consulting Partner Burlington, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Maremonte Group, a leading provider of innovation, commercialization and productivity improvement solutions, announces the appointment of Ty Shattuck as Consulting Partner. “Ty is a phenomenal strategic thinker with a real passion for bringing great ideas to life. He writes, lectures and speaks about innovation and leadership, but he is perhaps best known for his ‘roll up his sleeves’...


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