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How restaurants trick you into spending more

How restaurants trick you into spending more

Food
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
Still haven’t done your Christmas shopping? Here are 5 websites to help you out

Still haven’t done your Christmas shopping? Here are 5 websites to help you out

Fashion, Featured
When it comes to shopping in London our feelings are mixed. The variety and amount of shops to go to? We love that. Shopping surrounded by thousands of people and queueing for hours? No, thank you. Even if you are the type of person who prefers in-store shopping, you have to admit that Christmas is an exception. Going to Westfield or Oxford Street around this time of the year is a challenge. It feels like millions of Londoners have decided to do their shopping at the exact same time as you. Queues for the changing room, queues for the cash desk, it seems that people are everywhere. The ultimate goal is to get from one shop to another without being punched by someone in a hurry. But are holidays not supposed to bring peace and happiness? So how about we help you to avoid unnecessary
The secret to cheap train travel

The secret to cheap train travel

Lifestyle, Travel
After a few long months of hard work – or what we tell our parents is hard work – it’s time to think about heading home for the holidays. Going home sounds great, but for some of us that means diving deep into our pockets and buying train tickets. To get the best deals we’re told we need to book really far in advance and travel at strange times. But what if I told you there was another option? We at the Voice of London tested out a range of different sites so that you don't have to, saving you plenty of time (and money!). 1. Of course, the obvious choice, Trainline.com The site everyone goes to to book train tickets and check train times, but is it really the cheapest option? 2. trainsplit.com The site simply works out the cheapest tickets until you get to your destination. Thi

Five tips for How to cut your food budget and get the Christmas presents you wanted

Food
It is Christmas time. Winter is here, Santa Clause is coming and we are browsing for presents to put under the Christmas tree. This would be our favourite part of the year, if we were not twenty with a part time job, constantly living on a financial edge. After talking with a couple of young adults in this situation, Voice of London Food compiled a list of top five best and easiest advices to keep both our stomachs and pockets full. Reporter: Ivelina Nikolova | Sub-editor: Elitsa Grigorova 1.Get inspired from groups like Feed Yourself for £1 Have you heard of Pat Parker? This is an incredible lady, who created a whole community by proving that it is absolutely possible to live with £1 a day. Thousands of people are reading her cooking blog and follow her low budget plan. As you
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