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Hormonal health linked to open blinds and sex | Straight.com
Turner advises everything from opening your blinds immediately upon waking in the morning (which she says will boost serotonin and reduce melatonin) to deep breathing on the way to work (which will decrease cortisol and increase serotonin) to strength training (which will lower cortisol and insulin and increase DHEA, testosterone, dopamine, and serotonin).
health  stress  biology  sex  beauty 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: In Certain Circles, Two Is a Crowd
“If you videotape people at a library table, it’s very clear what seat somebody will take [...] If you break those rules, it’s fascinating,” he said. “People will pile up books as if to make a wall — glare.”
public  social  space  behavior  usa  cities  marketing  aesthetics  identity  stress  outdoors 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Seduced by Snacks? No, Not You
"For example, sit next to the person you think will be the slowest eater when you go to a restaurant, and be the last one to start eating. Plate high-calorie foods in the kitchen but serve vegetables family style. Never eat directly from a package. [...]"
food  farming  marketing  science  research  aesthetics  design  stress  cooking 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
The New Yorker: Mind Games: What Neuroeconomics Tells Us About the Brain
“Does it make sense to play tough with a person you meet on a street in L.A.? No. For one thing, you will probably never see that person again. For another, he may pull out a gun and shoot you.”
economics  health  science  social  public  behavior  games  happiness  investing  identity  stress  money 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CHE: 9/23/2005: Frans B.M. de Waal's "We're All Machiavellians"
"Power is all around us, continuously confirmed and contested, and perceived with great accuracy. But social scientists, politicians, and even laypeople treat it like a hot potato. We prefer to cover up underlying motives."
politics  animals  identity  altruism  psychology  social  friendship  stress  academia  education  war 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Not to Worry -- The End Is Very Near
Pre-election anxiety disorder? "What civility is, is respect for individuals. It's listening. It is dialogue. And then you may get to higher ground."
bush  democrats  elections  kerry  politics  republicans  stress 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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