A Crisper Solution

I personally find fruit and vegetables to be not only healthy, but also delicious. I enjoy cooking and preparing them, and try to eat them often. Sometimes I wind up spending egregious amounts of money getting the freshest local organic produce. Still,…

Monkeys like to mix it up

DUKE (US)—Given a choice between spending a token to get their absolute favorite food or spending it to have a choice from a buffet of options, capuchin monkeys will opt for variety. In fact, they’ll even eat a less-preferred food from that…

Late but maybe still useful

Here are a few suggestions I gave for eating less on thanksgiving: 1) “Move to chopsticks!” Or, barring that, smaller plates and utensils. 2) Place the food “far away,” so people have to work (i.e., walk to the kitchen) to get another…

Trying to diet and eating too much…

Can it be that adding food makes people believe they are eating less? A recent study by Brian Wansink and Pierre Chandon report that this can indeed be the case (this version of the study was done with John Tierney of the…