Ever notice that food tastes better when someone else makes it for you? In the fourth annual Food and Drink issue of the NY Times magazine, noted psychologist Daniel Kahneman explains:"When you make your own sandwich, you anticipate its taste as you’re working on it. And when you think of a particular food for a while, you become less hungry for it later. It’s a kind of specific satiation, just as most people find room for dessert when they couldn’t have another bite of their steak. The sandwich that another person prepares is not ‘preconsumed’ in the same way.”At first blush, this explanation seems counter-intuitive. Studies have shown that picturing yourself eating a food you enjoy (perhaps chocolate) induces an increase in saliva and the desire to eat it. Similarly, imagining the smell of a cigarette increases cravings in smokers. So why doesn’t making a sandwich improve the taste?Carnegie Mellon University researchers believe the answer lies in the fact that extended exposure to a stimulus (the sandwich) decreases the physiological and behavioral responses (wanting to eat it). In other words, seeing the sandwich get made over time makes it feel less novel and thus less desirable. A similar phenomena works with repeated exposure to the same food: a fifth bite of chocolate is less desirable than the first.In a series of five experiments, the CMU researchers showed the more often people imagined eating a food, the less likely they were to eat it later. In addition, people who repeatedly imagined eating a specific food ate less of that food than people who repeatedly imagined eating a different food. According to the research, they ate less because they felt less hungry, not because they thought the food was less appetizing.This is an extraordinary compelling idea. We will likely eat less if we make our own food and imagine eating it several times beforehand. Maybe we could call it the Daydream Diet.
I tried to finish inking this during STGCC so I could
make and offeringgift it to Cameron Stewart but I failed to finish it in time, but I quite liked the lineart so I colored it instead. Dear God, coloring is hard. I want to get better at this. ;_;
Also, like everyone else, I love Batgirls’ new outfit. I love it so much I could style my whole wardrobe after this look. <3
Afternoon reblog, because I tend to upload my stuff at obscure hours.
Flash: Season Zero Variant
↳ by Francis Manapul
“Please don’t have the Internet yet.”
#7. “We’ll Tell You Why at 11”
If you’re watching a local station, every so often you’ll hear a precious nugget of newsery like, “Local police say one city park is infested with cannibal sodomites that can’t be stopped by mortal weapons. We’ll tell you which park tonight, after CSI.” This is how, in 1970, the news tricked you into watching it. They teased you with the knowledge that something dreadful was afoot in your hometown, and if you didn’t tune in to find out what, odds were that you’d wake up dead the next day. The fact they still try that bullshit today is just a testament to how stupid news directors are.
In the near future, the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the moon. Crash-landing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma. When Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life. (x)
Keep watching your dash - more new images to come.
But then, the truth was never really the point. Thin women don’t tell their fat friends ‘You’re not fat’ because they’re confused about the dictionary definition of the word, or their eyes are broken, or they were raised on planets where size 24 is the average for women. They don’t say it because it’s the truth. They say it because fat does not mean just fat in this culture. It can also mean any or all of the following:
Just plain icky
So when they say ‘You’re not fat,’ what they really mean is ‘You’re not a dozen nasty things I associate with the word fat.’ The size of your body is not what’s in question; a tape measure or a mirror could solve that dispute. What’s in question is your goodness, your lovability, your intelligence, your kindness, your attractiveness. And your friends, not surprisingly, are inclined to believe you get high marks in all those categories. Ergo, you couldn’t possibly be fat."