Archive: 05/30/2008

All bets are off: Office pools lead to unhappiness

Office pools for the NCAA basketball tournament or Oscar contests are fun, right? Not according to the Journal of Consumer Research. A recent study suggests that betting on the outcome actually reduces people's enjoyment of the ...

dateMay 30, 2008 in Other
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How about dessert?

People with highly developed emotional sensibilities are better at making product choices, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

dateMay 30, 2008 in Other
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Bikini-clad women make men impatient

Images of sexy women tend to whet men's sexual appetite. But stimulating new research in the Journal of Consumer Research says there's more than meets the eye. A recent study shows that men who watched sexy videos or handled ...

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Golf prolongs life

Golf can be a good investment for the health, according to a new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. The death rate for golfers is 40 per cent lower than for other people of the same sex, age ...

dateMay 30, 2008 in Health
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Evidence of a Bose glass state?

"In nano-sized systems many physical properties are greatly altered from those of macroscopic-sized systems. Therefore, study of nano-sized systems, in general, is very important in developing fundamental physics," Keiya ...

dateMay 30, 2008 in feature
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