Halloween tends to make us fat, since we stock up on lots of candy corn and other special treats to give to the kids who come to our door, and we always end up eating some of it ourselves. Another Halloween tradition is watching horror movies–and these can help compensate for the candy-eating, because recent research has revealed that they help burn off calories!
Here’s something to think about when you go to some of those holiday blockbusters (NOTE–Subscribers can still listen to this show): Movies COST lots of money, but they MAKE lots of money too–they’re one of this country’s major exports. Since filmmaking is such a high dollar business, you’d think films would show capitalists as heroes, but they don’t–most money men in movies are villains.
Don’t set off for that long Thanksgiving holiday drive after watching a horror movie. People’s driving behaviors can be subtly influenced by emotionally charged images, and research has shown that people often drive more recklessly after viewing an action movie and more cautiously after seeing a relaxing film.
In the November 20th edition of the Wall Street Journal, Ann Lukits reports that after viewing photos of cute babies, people playing a computer driving game were quick to stop their simulated car during a yellow light. If they’d been watching violent photos, they probably would have driven right through it. This undoubtedly works the same way with any video games you might have been playing before getting behind the wheel.