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Dim the Lights, Dampen Your Emotions

New research suggests bright lighting intensifies both positive and negative feelings.

 

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Putting Group Fitness Classes in the Proper Light

Or, how simple lighting changes can affect our mood, energy levels, and alertness.

 

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Dim Lighting Sparks Creativity

New German research finds a darkened room encourages freedom of thought and inspires innovation.

 

Compact Fluorescents Not the Only Light of the Future

Response: The editor of Midwest Energy News notes that while CFLs are a common replacement for power-hungry incandescent bulbs, new laws don’t mandate their use and their drawbacks are often overstated.

 

Last Charge of the (Incandescent) Light Brigade

The movement to change your incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents completed its successful European Union campaign. The United States is next.

 

Store’s Lighting Influences Perceptions of Quality

Researchers report that different lighting schemes at stores influences consumer perceptions of the outlet’s quality and pricing.

 

Hotel Guests Become Pawns in LED Lighting Design

When simple things like turning on the lights become too complex, Philips designers decided it was time for them to make a move.

 

Shining a Light on Better Headlamps

Drivers aren’t singing the blues so much about high-intensity headlights these days, but a smarter version of them might really light up their driving lives.

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Don’t Text and Drive—Especially If You’re Old

A new study shows that texting while driving becomes even more dangerous with age.

Apparently You Can Bring Your Religion to Work

New research says offices that encourage talk of religion actually make for happier workplaces.

Canadian Kids Have a Serious Smoking Problem

Bootleg cigarette sales could be leading Canadian teens to more serious drugs, a recent study finds.

The Hidden Psychology of the Home Ref

That old myth of home field bias isn’t a myth at all; it’s a statistical fact.

The Big One

One in two United States senators and two in five House members who left office between 1998 and 2004 became lobbyists. November/December 2014

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