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According to a new study, first impressions of experiences have a greater impact when consumers share the experience with others. "When consumers consume an experience alone, the end of the experience has a greater effect on their overall evaluations. On the other hand, when consumers consume an experience with others, the beginning has a greater influence on how they judge the entire ...
Teenager charged with number of offences after allegedly threatening ambulance crew with meat cleaver
Belfast Magistrates' Court on Thursday charged with common assault, possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and two counts of breaching an anti-social behaviour order.The charges relate to an incident in the Ravelston Way area of Newtownabbey on Tuesday morning when a man being treated by paramedics became verbally aggressive.The Ambulance Service ...
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A FESTIVAL dedicated to dog meat in southern China has been targeted by protesting animal lovers, who have won a minor concession from local officials, an activist ...
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In Seabiscuit, writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville) doesnt want to just tell the story of one of the most famous racehorses of all time. Rather, he wants to turn that racehorse into a metaphor for the American spirit itself, which is his films greatest strength and its most crippling weakness. Ross sincerity is clear in every frame of Seabiscuit, yet he never manages to ... ...
Plans for new food labelling system to combat UK obesity are dealt a blow as Cadbury and Coca-Cola reject traffic light plan
Plans to tackle UK obesity by introducing a standardised traffic-light food labelling system have been dealt a blow after Cadbury and Coca-Cola failed to sign up to the ...
The mayors of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities across the country are pushing against the use of food stamps to buy sodas and other sugary drinks. They say it would be an important step forward in the fight against obesity. "We need to find ways to strengthen the program and promote good nutrition while limiting the use of these resources for items with no ...
Largest Food Gathering in America Educates Consumers on Health, Environmental Impacts of Bottled Water WASHINGTON - August 5 - According to a new guide released by Food & Water Watch, event organizers, whether throwing garden parties, conferences, or citywide street festivals, can join the growing movement against bottled water. The national consumer advocacy group, which is working with ...
The State Council, China's cabinet, has listed a food safety law amendment as the nation's legislative work for 2013, the China Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday.The government agency said that it has also started soliciting public opinions on the amendment.It said that the amendment aims to enhance the effectiveness of food safety supervision and ensure the security ...
JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - The American Beverage Association says efforts by the mayors of 18 cities to stop food stamps from being used to buy sugary drinks won't make the nation healthier. Mayors from cities including St. Louis, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used for soda and other sugary drinks. They say in a ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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A new study from the University of British Columbia has shed light on how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures.
The study showed that when people are forbidden from something, it takes on a new level of focus.
"Our findings show that when individuals are forbidden from everyday objects, our minds and brains pay more attention to them," said lead author Grace Truong, a graduate student in UBC's Dept. of Psychology.
"Our brains give forbidden objects the same level of attention as our own personal possessions," Truong added.
The study's most important finding, though, is that obsession is not as strong if others are also denied: when an object is forbidden to a group, the allure of the object drops dramatically.
This helps to explain why group diet techniques such as Weight Watchers can be more successful than dieting alone. It also offers important insights for compulsive hoarding and parents seeking to help their children's attachment to toys and other possessions.
For the study, groups of participants were shown images of everyday objects and told the objects were either theirs, someone else's, forbidden to them or forbidden to everyone. Using electronic brain imaging and memory tests, researchers found the forbidden objects were recognized as well as self-owned objects. ...
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