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Don't throw the candy out: Temptation leads to moderation

Banishing tempting goodies may not be the best way to keep from eating them. Tempting foods can actually increase willpower, according to new research in the Journal of Consumer Research . Although it seems counterintuitive, consumers show more self-control after they've spent some time in th...

Learning curve: Tricks to resist temptation

Here's good news for dieters who face food challenges in the break room every day: A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that our resistance gets a boost after we've just been exposed to similar temptations. "The threat of overconsumption is a real one for many of us. It is al...

The paradox of temptation

Does the mere availability of something tempting weaken the will to resist? The answer is of more than theoretical interest to public health experts, and the problem goes far beyond serious addictive disorders. Just think of all those Christmas cookies in your office recently. As our national obes...

Got sugar? Glucose affects our ability to resist temptation

New research from a lab at Florida State University reveals that self-control takes fuel literally. When we exercise it, resisting temptations to misbehave, our fuel tank is depleted, making subsequent efforts at self-control more difficult. Florida State psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and hi...

Koirala's Temptation and Gamble

It was a gamble for Nepal's Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala who, despite his indifferent health and much against doctor's advice, //couldn't "resist the temptation" of coming to the SAARC summit. Addressing the opening session of the 14th SAARC summit Monday, Koirala, the elder statesman...

Neuroimaging suggests that truthfulness requires no act of will for honest people

...involved with honesty suggests that truthfulness depends more on absence of temptation than active resistance to temptation. Using neuroimaging, psychologists...inguish between activity in the brain when lying and activity caused by the temptation to lie. Greene says that eventually it may be possible to detect lies by lo...

Illinois Human Service Providers Announce Layoffs

...en cutting services for ten years; we are at the bone. While we are ready to do our fair share, we urge the legislature and the governor to resist the temptation to reach for short term solutions that will simply create more problems down the road. We urge the General Assembly to produce a balanced bu...

Michael Jackson Joins Tragic List of Accidental Celebrity Deaths Caused by Prescription Drugs, Says eDrugSearch.com

... "Prescription drug abuse has long been an temptation for celebrities - and is now a fast-growing problem for the general public,...tragedies to continue." Prescription drug overuse has long been a temptation for celebrities - and has resulted in the deaths of some of America's most ...

Linwood Group Research Suggests 3 Questions Everyone Should Ask When Choosing an Alcoholic Residential Centre

...ggling with drink on the road to recovery. Having treatment in a residential rehab centre offers the chance to address the issue in privacy, away from temptation and in the care of professionals trained in providing counselling, therapy and support. "Time away from the usual routines at home or familia...

Sleeplessness a Weighty Matter

...from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. To ward off weight gain, it's also a good idea to keep low-fat, low-sugar snacks on hand to reduce the temptation to eat high-fat, high-calorie comfort foods, and to maintain a regular exercise routine, Banks added. "Even though people may feel tried, exercisin...
Temptation in Medical Technology

Interview of the Vice President

...don't have the right -- proper tools, or, we're more exposed. THE VICE PRESIDENT: I try to state it the way I stated it. Then there's always a great temptation out there anyway -- get into the media -- for people to try to sensationalize this stuff. I was very precise in terms of what I said, and that's how I...
Temptation in Biological News

Snakes and how they helped our big brains evolve

... From the temptation of Eve to the venomous murder of the mighty Thor, the serpent appears throughout time and cultures as a figure of mischief and misery. The worldwi...

How Volvox got its groove

...f you're bigger." But producing the goo, called extracellular matrix, takes resources and is one of the costs of cooperation. "So now there's a temptation to cheat," Herron said. "Let's say I'm in a four-cell colony. I'm going to let the other three guys make the extracellular matrix, and I'm going to fo...

Pay attention! Small packages may lead to overeating

... actually consume more high-calorie snacks when they are in small packages than large ones. And smaller packages make people more likely to give in to temptation in the first place. Authors Rita Coelho do Vale (Technical University of Lisbon), Rik Pieters, and Marcel Zeelenberg (both Tilburg University, the ...

U of M research finds teens who have TV in their bedroom are less likely to engage in healthy habits

...uggest the importance of not having a television in a child's bedroom. When families upgrade their living room television, they may want to resist the temptation to put the older television set in their children's bedroom." ...

Zoologists challenge longstanding theory that 'eyespots' mimic the eyes of predators' enemies

...one to three metres in the mixed deciduous Madingley Woods in Cambridgeshire, UK. Attached to each of the artificial moths was an edible mealworm as a temptation for woodland birds such as the blue tits, great tits, blackbirds, and house sparrows. The zoologists discovered that artificial moths with circula...
Temptation in Biological Technology

Presidential candidates stretch necks and facts

...ions influence how we hearand acceptwhat candidates claim on the stump. With the Nov. 2 election approaching, however, voters shouldn't succumb to the temptation to simply tune out because there's too much conflicting information. Look for independent sources and try to determine the truth, even if that is a so...

Bold prediction: Web 2.0 goes away in 2007

... As the end of the year approaches, the temptation to set forth predictions for 2007 is just too hard to resist. But here's the deal: I'll give you my five predictions for the next 12 months if you'll ...

Five steps to buying the right package software

...equirements or product/customer service models, it is not appropriate for your business. Rank each requirement by order of priority, and resist the temptation to spend 80 percent of your time focusing on the three percent of your business that is overly complex or exception-based. A package generates cost sa...

Fundamentals of Fermentation: Techniques For Benchtop Fermentors

...r out" port. Remove the protective caps from the pH and D.O. probes and connect them to the unit. Be careful with the pH probe to avoid the temptation to twist the probe into its connection to the unit, as this can compromise sterility. The connection must be screwed onto the probe. The pH probe ...
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