Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (and "Economic Tips for Limiting Your Pumpkin Pie Intake")

A repost from last year:
Half day on Friday. A couple pictures at other websites.
From Environmental Capital:
Serve yourself (AP)
From Economix:

Matthew Moore (Creative Commons license)
And from Dealbreaker:

(I was creeped out the
first time I saw it on the show,
now it's kinda grown on me)

On Tuesday we posted a neat video with Dan Ariely, a Duke behavioral economist, about tips for limiting your spending. As it turns out, Ezra Klein at The Washington Post wisely asked Professor Ariely how to apply those same economic principles to help readers limit another kind of consumption: Thanksgiving food.
Professor Ariely had a few suggestions for ways to reduce your turkey intake. They include:
1) “Move to chopsticks!” Or, barring that, smaller plates and utensils....MORE