Self-control does not mean sacrificing pleasure

Carrot cake or carrot sticks? … sometimes it’s a difficult choice. … sometimes it’s an easy one. If we are trying to reduce our size and change our shape, choosing the cake may feel like a failure of self-control. But not always. Researchers at City University London have discovered that feeling of having “given in… Continue reading Self-control does not mean sacrificing pleasure

Does lack of sleep cause weight gain?

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have discovered that just a few days of sleep deprivation can make us feel less full after eating. After spending a week getting plenty of sleep at home, 15 healthy men in their 20s checked into the sleep lab for the ten-night study. For five of those nights the men… Continue reading Does lack of sleep cause weight gain?

The secret to happiness? Contagion! Wait! What? Seriously?

Harvard Medical School’s surprising discovery: Your happiness can be increased by someone you have never spoken to, have never met, and don’t even know exists. It turns out happiness contagious and spreads from one person to the next, up to a maximum of three degrees of separation. So a friend of a friend of a friend, who is happy, can eventually increase your happiness.