Do you like studying the buying behavior of others? Wonder what makes people buy or not today? You might be interested in the career of consumer science, check out this link to learn more! http://www.aafcs.org
In my last post we learned about turkey's and tofu, now we learn how science helps them cook. Turkey or tofurkey, On to the cooking science! This link share tips for cooking from a test kitchen where they break down the chemistry and physics of cooking for the best taste!
Thanks for reading this! Today's post is all about gratitude, I am thankful for science and thankful that there's even a study of thanks! Did you know that gratitude has a positive physiological impact? From lower blood pressure to higher immune system, it is good to be grateful. To learn more check out this site!
With holidays around the corner, I got curious about turkey. Did you know that the big turkey you see in the store is a result of science? Over the years genetics (selective breeding) and diet have enabled the turkey to be bigger and meatier. It also makes it impossible to mother their young and stand normally, (which I find sad) According to this interesting post http://biology.about.com/od/basicgenetics/a/aa111904a.htm
For those who don't eat meat, there is tofu turkey, which makes the journey from farm to table by way of a 200 horsepower blender and a mechanical mouth. To learn more about tofurkey check this link out http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/11/st_processtofurkey/
I had the joy of hanging out with a diverse group of ladies the other day for a film screening of Miss Representation. This documentary highlights how the media portrays people, primarily women in very unrealistic ways. A model for example was not only airbrushed but also altered to have physical dimensions that don't exist! The social messages as well, are influential- does your environment tell you are strong, smart, beautiful, just as you are? Probably not. Teenage girls in particular are susceptible to negative messages in the media, according to studies cited in the film. Boys also may have expectations that do not match reality. When you see a woman in the news, do you pay more attention to what she says or what she looks like? That is just one way we can make a difference, by noting how we act and modifying to support each other. We can also send a message with the products we buy and ads we respond to (purchasing power is in our hands statistically!). To learn more or host your own screening, check out http://film.missrepresentation.org
Did you know that Arithmophobia is the fear of numbers? It is true. Maybe numbers are not the problem so much as it is what you have to do with them that frightens you; two-thirds of Americans loathe or fear math... The good news is, it can be overcome! Here are some simple ways to work at it http://www.radford.edu/content/LARC/home/learning-guides/math/math-anxiety.html (pairing it with chocolate helps too, I have found).