I can add to their study!...in Berkeley and Oakland, California, I never know what size my espresso will be. I'll be in Australia in a few weeks....I can add more to their study!!!
This is the opinion of neuroeconomist Paul Zak, who studies the effects of oxytocin [the love hormone] in great detail.
He also does TED talks. Here is a link to him.
...I read some more...good news!!. Having a pet, getting a massage, or the simple act of having positive interactions produces similar effects.
So now I'm wondering if the scientists in Scotland, Italy and Spain, who found coffees as short as 13 ml, were drinking espressos or long blacks.
Who would know?
The bacterium Mycobacterium Vaccae, found in soil, apparently causes our cytokine levels to rise, which gives us higher levels of serotonin...which makes us more relaxed and happy!
The bacterium was tested (ingestion and injection) on rats and the results showed increased cognitive ability, lower stress and better concentration on tasks.
Gardeners get their dose by inhaling the bacteria or getting it on their skin.
I wonder what the little rat tasks were?? Meanwhile I'll keep gardening.
I guess we should be careful who we get a blood transfusion from!!! It's bound to work the other way as well.
A pet parrot named Nigel who spoke with a British accent when he disappeared from his home 4 years ago has been reunited with his owner using information on his microchip - and the bird now speaks Spanish.
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Here's the link to David Whitlock’s work with his product, called AO+
This could be the answer to water shortages. He hasn't showered for 12 years, and is apparently "'good to go."