The Mindless (Over)Eater

Human behavior is an interesting subject.  For instance, what influences people how much to eat is not just dependent on hunger or the taste of the food itself.  It involves so many other variables, some you may not even consider as having an effect on the way you eat. This notion of mindless eating is studied by Brian Wansink Ph.d at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, where the focus is on ‘hidden persuaders around us that influence how much we eat.’  He is the author of the book I recently read, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, published in 2006....more

Nature vs Nurture: Are Our Children Already Who They Will Be Before They're Born?

Is your child the way he is because of your parenting or just because? The nature vs. nurture debate apparently is still raging on. Not too long ago, a horrible, horrible misconception was floating around that mothers were actually responsible for their child’s autism! I don’t believe in the death penalty, but people who make those kinds of vicious and cruel assertions may just sway me the other way. In the battle of nature vs. nurture, everybody seems to have an opinion. And everyone has some form of a factual basis to prove their belief. I’m not an exception to the rule, just the opposite. And I too have some factual basis for mine. ...more
@AhimsaMama Well said as well :)more