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2012-04-16 22:17:57

Sarah Moore says that if you want your memorable family resort vacation to stay memorable, move away from the keyboard. Seriously. Moore researches how word-of-mouth stories affect our feelings about our experiences, and she has found that our feelings change when we share them. She says that when the storyteller analyzes or thinks about an emotional experience like a family vacation, it reduces the emotions, positive or negative, about the event. However, she notes that for practical...

2011-10-06 11:02:51

Hypothetically speaking, if someone told you that a hypothetical question could influence your judgments or behavior, would you believe them? University of Alberta Business researcher Sarah Moore's research has shown that hypothetical questions are not as innocuous as one would believe. In a study recently published in the journal Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, Moore and her colleagues found that hypothetical questions can be used to influence people's behaviors and...

2011-08-29 11:17:12

A new University of Alberta study says when it comes to goal setting, your unconscious mind can be a great motivator. Alberta School of Business researcher Sarah Moore and colleagues from Duke and Cornell universities say that unconscious feelings about objects in the environment influence the pursuit of long-term goals. Their study explores how the unconscious mind responds to objects in relation to an individual's goals–and how the unconscious continues to influence feelings about...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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