A study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science investigated whether the calorie posting on menus impacts consumer evaluations of the restaurant. The study finds that health mentions about the foods increased significantly in online reviews after calorie posting. The result suggests that calorie posting can not only shift consumers towards healthier alternatives when inside a restaurant, but can also impact other customers reading the reviews by redirecting them towards healthier restaurants and food items.
Researchers from the University of Exeter say conservation scientists could work with filmmakers to harness the 'Hollywood effect' to boost conservation.
A new imaging technique makes it possible to precisely digitize clear objects and their surroundings, an achievement that has eluded current state-of-the-art 3-D rendering methods.
YouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the 'fun' side of drinking. That's the finding of a study in September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Most Americans say they get science news no more than a few times per month, and when they do, most get it by happenstance rather than intentionally, according to a new Pew Research Center study. About one-third (36 percent) of Americans say they get science news at least a few times per week, 30 percent typically seek it out and only 17 percent of Americans report doing both.
Considerable exposure to sugary drinks combined with a lack of water fountains in high schools are likely important contributors to increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, a new study from the University of Waterloo has found.
Mannequins' long legs, tiny waistlines and perfect busts can sour some shoppers on the products they're wearing, especially consumers who don't like the look of their own bodies.
A new study from the University of Missouri School of Journalism shows that while people tend to dislike extreme speech on social media, there is less support for outright censorship. Instead, people believe sites need to do a better job promoting healthy discourse online.
People are typically averse to wider human faces because they elicit fears of being dominated. However, consumers might like wider faces on some products they buy, such as watches or cars, when they want to be seen in a position of power in certain situations, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas marketing researcher.
People who see animals as people and assign human traits to non-human objects are more likely to travel to destinations that are presented as being human-like, according to Queensland University of Technology research. A study from the QUT Business School, found that writing about a destination as if it were human could boost its appeal as a travel destination.