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2011-03-09 10:20:00

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Closely contested major sporting events are followed by a significant increase in traffic fatalities for fans of the winning team, according to new research from North Carolina State University. It turns out there may be more on the line than many sports fans bargained for. "A previous study showed that traffic fatalities increased in the hours following the Super Bowl. We wanted to see if that held true for other high-profile sporting events and,...

2009-09-22 13:51:18

Challenging conventional wisdom, U.S. researchers say stress and upheaval actually lead people to choose less-familiar foods over comfort foods. Most of us can name our favorite 'comfort foods' and believe that we are most prone to seek them out during times of stress and upheaval, study author Stacy Wood of the University of South Carolina said in a statement. Study participants were told about a person described as either being in an extremely stable life situation or in the midst of many...

2009-09-21 14:40:00

You'd think in times of uncertainty, people would gravitate toward familiar favorites. But a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that stress and upheaval actually lead people to choose less-familiar foods over "comfort foods." "Most of us can name our favorite 'comfort foods' and believe that we are most prone to seek them out during times of stress and upheaval," writes author Stacy Wood (University of South Carolina). "Contrary to this well-engrained belief, this research...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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