Why do we give without expecting anything in return? Research into a Silicon Valley business accelerator program shows bonding rituals play a big role.
New research on giving in a business setting could offer insights into human interactions and critical lessons for organizations looking to build a more collaborative culture.
A popular delicacy eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival is the mooncake.
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The Moon Festival, rooted in China’s long history and rich cultural traditions, will be celebrated on Sept. 21. In China, though, the festival is a three-day public holiday.
People tend to reflexively assume that fun events will go by really quickly.
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A new study finds that the feeling is pervasive – and can change the way trips are planned and how money is spent.
Those with different perspectives don’t have to butt heads.
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Talking with people who hold different political views doesn’t have to be an exercise in futile rage. Here are some tips to help you peacefully and fruitfully discuss spicy topics.
President George Washington aimed to unify the country with his first Thanksgiving message.
For his first presidential Thanksgiving, George Washington aimed to pull his country together in the face of the many internal divisions that could yank it apart.
Open windows and doors to boost air flow and help remove airborne particles.
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Being indoors with other people is a recipe for spreading the coronavirus. But removing airborne particles through proper ventilation and air filtration can reduce some of that risk.
The ‘three sisters’ are staple foods for many Native American tribes.
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For centuries Native Americans intercropped corn, beans and squash because the plants thrived together. A new initiative is measuring health and social benefits from reuniting the “three sisters.”
While it may be deflating, events like the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are best watched from home this year. Here, the Harold the Fireman balloon lies face down as he readied for the parade on Nov. 27, 2019.
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Inaction over the next few months could cost tens of thousands of lives. Here are things you should do now to stay safe and to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Holiday events will need to be a little different due to the pandemic.
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COVID-19 and holiday family gatherings are not a good pair. But taking the right precautions before, during and after the family gets together can greatly reduce coronavirus risk this holiday season.
For anyone thinking about traveling during the pandemic, COVID-19 testing can be an important, but not all-powerful, tool.
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Over the approaching holidays, people around the world will want to travel to see friends and family. Getting tested for the coronavirus can make this safer, but testing alone is not a perfect answer.
Gratitude is not only a great feeling but a healthy one.
Thanksgiving is a life-enriching practice worth cultivating all year long.
Leftovers, as one French chef put it, ‘can be as good as, if not better than, the first time they are served.’
It doesn’t have to be a week of tiresome turkey sandwiches. A food historian explains how the French came to see leftovers as an outlet for creativity and experimentation.
These foods are all dependent on microorganisms for their distinctive flavor.
Bread. Yeast. Wine. Cheese. All these delicious foods are courtesy of various forms of domesticated fungi. So how, exactly, did humans tame wild fungi into the cooperative species that make our food?
Turkeys do a lot of standing and milling around, not a lot of flying.
Sit down to Thanksgiving dinner ready to amaze your companions with physiological facts about why different cuts of the turkey have different characteristics.
Those smiles probably aren’t thanks to tryptophan.
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Tryptophan, found in food, is an important ingredient in the neurotransmitter serotonin. But is that enough to support it as a possible mood booster? The research is decidedly mixed.
Turkey is cheaper than ever before.
Turkey has become easier to produce over the years, making it easier on American wallets – with some environmental benefits as well.
During the holiday season, we are faced with social commitments that sometimes means spending time with people who grate on our nerves. Make sure to also spend time with people who help to refuel you.
All of us have allergies to people whose seemingly inconsequential behaviour repulses us. Here’s how to deal with it this holiday season.
‘Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor’ by William Halsall (1882).
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The Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God for their good fortune. But without two earlier developments, the entire undertaking at New Plymouth would have likely failed.
What happens to the leftovers?
Research shows that when Americans are aware of the scale of food waste, and how much energy and water are used to produce food, they support measures to reduce the problem.
A customer shops for a turkey.
Millions of Americans will be shopping for turkeys in the coming days. An economist suggests a few things to keep in mind as you hunt for the perfect bird for your feast.