AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Wansink and his colleagues gave 40 university secretaries 30 chocolate kisses in either a clear or an opaque candy jar placed on their desks or 6 feet away. The dish was refilled each night, and researchers counted how many candies were eaten over the next four weeks. Secretaries ate an average of 7.7 kisses each day when the candies were in clear containers on their desks; 4.6 when in opaque jars on the desk; 5.6 when in clear jars 6 feet away; and 3.1 when in opaque jars 6 feet away. In interviews afterward, secretaries overestimated how many chocolates they ate when they had to walk a few feet to get some, and underestimated how many they consumed when the treats were in easy reach. “The less effortful it is to eat, the easier it was to forget how much they ate,” the study found. Secretaries rated candy as more than twice as hard to resist when they could see and reach it than when they could not. They were twice as likely to say that they often thought of the chocolates or that the treats kept grabbing their attention if they were visible and nearby. VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Scientists studying candy-jar psychology have confirmed what most of us know instinctively: Out of sight is out of mind. Secretaries who were given Hershey kisses for Secretary’s Week ate more of them when the jars were clear or on their desks than when the chocolates were in opaque containers or placed a short distance away. “It should make us think about what we’re doing” to undermine people’s willpower, said Dr. Louis Aronne, director of the weight control program at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and president of the Obesity Society, which held a conference where the research was presented on Tuesday. The study was led by Brian Wansink, an expert on food marketing and eating behaviors from Cornell University. Aronne said it was one of the few experiments to study and quantify the temptation factor that researchers have long believed existed. By contrast, secretaries were twice as likely to say they forgot the candy was around if it was hidden and distant. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement The cast of Deadpool 2 is still mourning the loss of Joi Harris, the stuntwoman who died last month during a motorcycle stunt on the film’s Vancouver, Canada, set.ET spoke with Zazie Beetz at the 20th Century Fox Emmys After-Party on Sunday night, where she got emotional over the death of her stunt double.“It really rocked our boat, and still is,” Harris, who portrays Domino in the action sequel, told ET’s Keltie Knight. “It changed a lot in our production, changed a lot in the film. That week, we shut down production for a few days and then we came together and it actually really did bring the cast to sort of to this same place… the crew as well.” Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO Advertisement
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Nobel laureate professor Muhammad Yunus. File photoBangladeshi Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus on Tuesday called on countries to revolutionise the way they address the frequently interconnected issues of hunger and conflict, urging initiatives to foster social cohesion and rural entrepreneurship especially among the young.”If you continue the same way as you have done before, you’ll always end up with the same result…particularly on the issues of food security, agriculture, and the environment,” Yunus said.He was addressing an event at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s headquarters here to assess progress made by the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace.Mustering 12 Nobel prize-winners, the advocacy group was set up in 2016 and aims to break the cycle of conflict and hunger.”Unless we think differently, unless we work differently, (these issues) are not going to be resolved,” said Yunus, who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of micro-credit and micro-finance.Hunger and conflict are intrinsically linked, the FAO said.According to FAO figures, over 60 per cent of people suffering from hunger live in areas of conflict. At the same time, there are a growing number of conflicts over natural resources to produce food, the UN agency noted.The Rome meeting reviewed an experimental peace-building project in the Central African Republic involving Christians and Muslims in agricultural production, training and social business development, as well as community dialogue to encourage social cohesion.The pilot project demonstrates that agricultural entrepreneurship can help transform communities which in turn encourage people to stay in their community rather than being forced to seek better opportunities elsewhere, Yunus said.”Farmers are excellent entrepreneurs,” Yunus underlined.The project is taking place on land owned by the Catholic Church outside the CAR capital Bangui where around 3,000 people displaced by conflict live, FAO said.The CAR project is designed by FAO, funded by the Italian government and is being implemented by its overseas aid department.The initiative draws on Yunus’ expertise in encouraging agricultural entrepreneurship, particularly among young people, and on the expertise of Yemeni human rights activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Tawakkol Karman in encouraging inter-religious dialogue for peace.Other Nobel peace prize winners who are part of the Alliance include Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Mura who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for her campaign against the use of rape as a weapon of war, and former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, who won the prize in 2016 for his efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end.
Kolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore has issued heat wave alert in the Western districts for the next couple of days.A senior official of the Met office said that the temperature in Western districts like Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, Jhargram, East Midnapore, Birbhum and West Burdwan may pulse between 41 and 44 degree Celsius in the next few days. The temperature feel would be sultrier than the actual temperature. Various other South Bengal districts will continue to burn as the mercury is expected to soar past 40 degree Celsius. The districts like Nadia, Murshidabad, North 24-Parganas will also record alarming temperatures. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe people might feel soaked in and uncomfortable due to high levels of humidity, which will be present along with the scorching heat. The temperature in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas may rise by 2-3 degree Celsius in the next 48 hours. The humidity level is expected to shoot up further in the next two days. “There will be an intense spell of heat and humid condition in all the Western districts at least for two days. The situation is expected to improve from May 12 as a low pressure trough is likely to form. There is a possibility for thunderstorm in some South Bengal districts if the low pressure intensifies,” said Deputy Director General of Alipore weather office Sanjib Bandyopadhyay. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn case of North Bengal districts, there is a possibility of thundershower in the next three days. The temperature at night will be higher than the normal days. Due to the scorching heat, many roadside shop owners at Esplanade, Dalhousie and other areas decided to down shutters in the afternoon hours of Thursday. In various stretches of the city, the density of traffic was lesser than usual. Many people preferred to stay indoors in the afternoon to avoid the scorching sun. Priyanka Maity, a college student who visited the College Street area on Thursday afternoon, said: “We are trying to stay indoors in the scorching heat. We are stepping out only when it is absolutely necessary.” Many people were seen walking along the streets in Esplanade area with their faces covered with clothes and scarves. Some youths were found standing in queues at Esplanade East to have Lassi and fruit juice to get some relief from the heat. The city’s largest water park Aquatica recorded a huge footfall on Thursday morning, with many people indulging in various water activities.
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