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How restaurants trick you into spending more

How restaurants trick you into spending more

It might not be your choice what you end up ordering at the restaurant Were you feeling like steak before having a look at the menu? Sometimes what you choose when you dine out is not so much down to  your choice but the restaurant’s, selling you what’s most profitable for them. Front of house contacted Sue Bradley, Eating Psychology Coach, to understand why these tricks work so well on our subconsciousness. Bradley says that often, when we relate to food, the limbic brain is knocking out the prefrontal cortex; so the rational, ‘adult’ part of the brain is not fully able to control the situation, effectively leaving a toddler in charge who can hardly stay in control. Moreover, Bradley continues, 30-40% of total digestive response to a meal is due to the CPDR (Cephalic phase digestive

How much influence do food videos have on students?

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It is no secret that after a long day at university, students like to come home and browse through their social media sites; snapchatting friends, tagging people in the latest memes and liking pictures. What is better, is that food channels are becoming more and more popular- especially amongst students. Although they are not essentially new, as, food icons like Ina Garten and Gordon Ramsay have been around for decades. They are however aesthetically pleasing to watch but, the real question is: do students end up making what they watch? Browsing through Facebook, it can be guaranteed that friends have tagged each other in videos on “How to make cookie dough in a mug” or a seven-minute video on “What to do with leftover chicken”. You, yourself have been tagged in these videos and, ho

The turbulent relationship between art sales and presidential elections

The art industry has a history of getting antsy when it comes to US federal elections, and the impending Trump presidency has even the richest on their toes. Reporter: Anisha Chowdhury | Sub-Editor: Emily Fortune The declining economic climate and rising tax rates make it no surprise that art prices have been falling rapidly. Buyers around the world have begun taking notice, and are starting to get more particular with the work they buy than ever before. The year 2015 proved a lucrative one for New York auctioneers Sotheby’s and Christie’s. The Christie’s Impressionist sale featured Monet’s Haystack series, which sold for $12 million (£10 million)  in 1999 — it's now valued at $45 million (£35 million). Modigliani joined the nine-figure club with Nu couché (Reclining Nude), sel