Archive: 06/25/2008

Morbid thoughts whet the appetite

Can watching TV news or crime shows trigger overeating? According to new research in the Journal of Consumer Research, people who are thinking about their own deaths want to consume more.

Jun 25, 2008 3.7 / 5 (3) 0

Media bias can net mistakes at the ballot box

The media slant political news to the left or right to increase ratings and profits, spinning up an information vacuum that can lead to mistakes at the ballot box, a new study by three University of Illinois economists says.

Jun 25, 2008 3.4 / 5 (5) 4