13 Feb '12, 4am

Why the last piece of chocolate tastes the best: The science behind a happy ending

LONDON - The last chocolate tastes the best because knowing something is set to end makes people enjoy it more, a study has found. Psychologists discovered that people become "motivated" when they know an experience is about to be completed. The University of Michigan study found that this led to a person thinking the experience would end happily. The findings, reported in the journal Psychological Science, could add weight to the saying "leaving the best for last". "Endings affect us in lots of ways and one is this 'positivity effect," said researcher Ed O'Brien, who led the study. "It is something motivational. You think 'I might as well reap the benefits of this experience even though it is going to end' or 'I want to get something good out of this while I still can'. "It is also possible that we have become used to expecting endings to be happy." He added: "When you si...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Science/EDC120213-0000101/Why-...

Tweets

Why we're addicted to Adele: the science behind her emotional music

Why we're addicted to Adele: the science behind...

mnn.com 13 Feb '12, 2pm

Last night's Grammy Awards confirmed something the world already happily accepted all of last year: We're addicted to the ...

@NabilaaSwifty hehehehehe

gv.com.sg 15 Feb '12, 3am

Wei Jie and Jian Ren are best of friends in school, and they both face their share of family problems; Wei Jie has a gambl...

Piece in the Ecologist about ethical chocolate

Piece in the Ecologist about ethical chocolate

theecologist.org 14 Feb '12, 11am

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and whether you love it or loathe it, most of us will end up getting involved, one way or anot...

You're My Happy Ending;

missycheerio.com 13 Feb '12, 3pm

Received some crazy good news today, and I think that pretty much sums up my mood. I don’t know how my life is gonna play ...

The drama last evening

Highlights of a heritage tour of Sembawang, with a focus on the Sembawang that I was familiar with in the 1970s. The two a...

V-Day DIY: organic & vegan chocolate dessert recipes

V-Day DIY: organic & vegan chocolate dessert re...

alternativeconsumer.com 12 Feb '12, 4pm

or, Kayla’s Alternative Chocolate Making Adventure … So maybe you’ve decided that this Valentine’s Day you want to mak...

The Best Of Sihh

The Best Of Sihh

hauteliving.com 20 Feb '12, 2am

The gloriously complicated Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon is a double-axis tourbillon with several technical i...