Dining Tricks

We’re often completely unaware of the factors that heavily influence our decisions about food. The latest evidence: According to research out of Cornell, softer lighting and softer music in a fast-food restaurant can guide us to eat less—and enjoy it more.

It’s an important finding for fast-food chains, but could be a good clue for at-home dining, too. Give it a try: Does lighting a candle and putting on some soft piano music, help you find more satisfaction at the dinner table? Try it tonight.

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