Monday Reads

It’s been forever since I’ve posted a “Monday Reads” feature.  I’m soooooorry.  But we’re back!  I hope you find these articles interesting! The power of suggestion and charm of a chef can get diners to eat sub-par food. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s how those foods you know and love became traditional for the…

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Book Review: Primates of Park Avenue

Wednesday Martin’s memoir about life as an Upper East Side mommy made waves across Manhattan and the nation.  She was an inhabitant of the trendy West Village until she and her husband decided to make the pilgrimage uptown to raise their son, where it is more conservative and label conscious.  Martin feels utterly out of place and…

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Monday Reads

It wasn’t just fun and games: it looks like the ice bucket challenge raised the money that helped lead to a scientific breakthrough. Scientists are now much closer to slowing the progression of ALS. The key to getting single mothers out from below the poverty line is to get them educated; however, the welfare system…

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Monday Reads

You could argue that the best relationship advice comes from those whose marriages have stood the test of time. Here’s 5 bits of advice from couples who have been married for over 40 years. A study shows sarcasm may get the creative juices going…yea right. (See what I did there?) So often I want to…

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Monday Reads

You know that cute thing kids do when they’re concentrating and stick out their tongues? There is a link between this quirk and the evolution of language skills. Heroin use has risen in the last decade, but the demographic has changed as well. It used to be all inner-city male, but now users are now…

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Monday Reads

Morning people are actually happier people. Read on for other interesting characteristics of early birds and night owls. Before the arrival of Europeans, it is estimated that 300 languages were spoken in what is now the US, but it is predicted only about 20 Native American languages will survive into 2050. You’ve probably heard a…

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Monday Reads

I have this weird thing where I only allow myself to wear jeans on Fridays, even though I work in a casual office. Turns out, I may be onto something. People who dress up feel more powerful – a trait that’s beneficial in the workplace. Last weekend, I received a text from my boyfriend telling…

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Monday Reads

We know acetaminophen, aka Tylenol, relieves your pain (a physical sensation), but research now shows it may reduce your positive feelings (an emotional sensation). This shows pain and pleasure may be more linked than we thought. Everyone rolls their eyes at messy teenagers, but there’s a scientific reason why they’re averse to neatness. The 2016…

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